HR LeadersTalk: Barbara Meens Thistle, CPHR Champions ROI of Lifelong Learning

Named CPHR BC & Yukon’s HR Professional of the Year in 2016, Barbara Meens Thistle, CPHR served as VP of HR and corporate services for ICBC for a number of years before moving to UBC as VP of HR...

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HR LeadersTalk with Kim Toews: “Be Bold, Be Curious”

Kim Toews took on her current role as executive vice-president of HR for HSBC Canada in 2017. Prior to this she held a range of roles both in Canada and globally with HSBC. HSBC is the leading international bank...

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HR LeadersTalk: Deborah Best Invested in Culture

By Drew Railton, CPHR Deborah Best, CPHR is vice president, head of human resources with Raymond James, Canada’s most successful independent investment firm—with a national footprint and managing $36 billion on behalf of Canadian families throughout its 120 branches. Based...

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HR LeadersTalk: CHRO Todd Wohler on Engineering Career Resilience

By Drew Railton, CPHR Todd Wohler, CPHR is the chief human resources officer with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers—a global leader in asset management and disposition and the world’s largest industrial auctioneer. A public company headquartered in Vancouver, they have 1500+ employees...

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HR LeadersTalk: Tracey Arnish, CPHR

By Drew Railton, CPHR Tracey Arnish, CPHR is the chief people officer with Coast Capital Savings Credit Union.  Coast is the largest credit union by members in Canada has 1,600 employees serving the financial well-being of 532,000 members through 52...

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The HR Mindset: Keeping People First

By Nancy Painter For years now, HR professionals have heard that they need to understand their organization’s business to be effective. The question is—does business understand HR? “You can talk to 20 different leaders, and each can have a different idea...

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