HR recently hosted its fourth HR Administrators Forum with presentations on changes in pay frequency, why knowledge transfer is important and highlights of the collective agreement signed recently with AGSEM invigilators.
Lynne B. Gervais, Associate Vice-Principal, HR, kicked off the session with some thoughts on current challenges. She emphasized the importance of capturing organizational memory in light of the 256 of our colleagues who chose to accept the voluntary retirement program this year. This means thousands of years of collective memory walking out the door.
Her remarks led to a presentation by Johanne Houle, Director, Organizational Development, on why it is important for supervisors and employees to discuss knowledge transfer. She presented a new support tool – a practical guide on having a meaningful conversation set in a tone of openness, respect and professionalism. This tool makes it easier for employees who are leaving to share the important aspects of their day-to-day work. For more information on OD programs, click here.
Alice Kieran, Director, Total Compensation and Debbie McAllister Payroll Analyst, explained the conversion to a bi-weekly pay frequency cycle and the administrative changes that will occur, such as changes in some forms and in the POPS method of payment for some employee groups.
Robert Comeau, Director, Labour and Employee Relations, gave an overview of the main points in the collective agreement signed recently with AGSEM invigilators. He also touched base on negotiations under way with several bargaining units of SEU and course lecturers.
Twice a year, HR hosts these sessions aimed at offering practical information and tips on basic HR matters and specific issues relating to changes in HR policies and programs. Attendees are also encouraged to ask questions on general aspects of HR that will help them in their HR-related tasks.
About 100 managerial and administrative staff attended the December 4 session. If you would like to find out more about these sessions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org