Invitation to the media - The Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec (ORHRI) is pleased to invite the media to its annual conference on October 2, 3 and 4



    MONTREAL, Sept. 25 /CNW Telbec/ -

    The largest meeting of HR professionals in Quebec!

    Close to 2,000 human resources and industrial relations professionals are
expected to attend this unique Quebec event, which will be celebrating the
theme "Aim High!" this year.
    At a time of labour shortages, growing demands to achieve a balance
between work and personal life and intergenerational workplaces, HR management
is a key strategic concern for employers. Join us to learn about best
practices and new trends, as well as to discover the winners of the Défi
meilleurs employeurs 2007 competition.

    Don't miss Tuesday October 2:

    8:45 a.m. - YES, HR PROFESSIONALS ARE NECESSARY!
    (Presentation in English with simultaneous translation into French)

    The HR function regularly comes under fire within organizations. In fact,
many business leaders think that HR departments are expensive, that they make
little contribution to their organization, and that they can give only a vague
and confusing explanation of their role. Even the function's supporters
believe it is at a crossroads and that outsourcing and reassigning its tasks
to operating managers could render it obsolete.
    This presentation will show that there are six sectors where HR
departments make a significant and essential contribution to organizations.
    Our guest speaker will be Monica Belcourt, Ph. D., CHRP, series editor of
the ITP Nelson Canada Series in HRM and a professor at the School of
Administrative Studies. She is also a frequent commentator on HRM issues for
CTV, Canada AM, CBC, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail, Canadian HR
Reporter and other media outlets.

    Don't miss Wednesday, October 3:

    3:15 p.m. - STEPHAN BUREAU INTERVIEWS ROBERT DUTTON

    This interview will introduce you to a Quebec CEO who considers people,
culture, commitment and management ethics to be primary concerns. Stéphan
Bureau welcomes Rona president and CEO Robert Dutton in an exclusive
interview!

    8:15 p.m. - ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS OF THE DEFI MEILLEURS EMPLOYEURS
2007 competition, organized by Watson Wyatt Canada, Affaires Plus magazine and
the Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec, in partnership with Emploi-Québec.

    For a detailed conference timetable, visit www.orhri.org/congres (in
French only)

    Reminder
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    Dates: October 2 to 4, 2007
    Place: Palais des congrès de Montréal, 1001 Place Jean-Riopelle

    ORHRI is the primary human resources management and industrial relations
reference organization in Quebec. Recipient of a Grand Prix québécois de la
qualité 2005, it has a membership of close to 8,000 dynamic professionals,
including over 6,500 CHRPs and CIRCs. It is the only organization authorized
by the Professional Code to confer the designations of certified human
resources professional and certified industrial relations counsellor. Active
in all sectors - businesses, government organizations, unions, academia,
consulting firms - CHRPs and CIRCs work in industrial relations, human
resources management, occupational health and safety and in-house professional
development.




For further information:

For further information: Certification and media relations: Caroline
Benarrous, Coordinator, Events organization and communications, (514)
879-1636, ext. 224, before the conference, (514) 941-1989, October 2 through
October 4, c.benarrous@orhri.org

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