The Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) launches HR eSource(TM), an innovative, easy-to-use bilingual e-learning HR solution for managers and small- and medium-sized enterprises



    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Today, the Human Resources Professionals
Association of Ontario (HRPAO) unveiled HR eSource(TM) at the 2007 Annual
HRPAO Conference & Trade Show.
    HR eSource is an innovative, easy-to-use e-learning solution available
online or on CD-ROM for anyone requiring the latest training in human
resources management (HRM). The program will provide business owners and
managers with the tools necessary to attract and retain a skilled workforce,
thereby contributing to their organization's success.
    HR eSource is comprised of 40 bilingual modules, which take approximately
30 minutes each to complete. The modules cover such topics as recruitment,
training & development, pay and benefits, and health and safety. A complete
list of modules is available at www.HReSource.ca.
    With HR eSource, participants progress through each interactive module
according to their own schedule and needs. Leading human resources experts and
HR professionals collaborated to ensure that the HR eSource content is
up-to-date and relevant to today's HR issues.
    The primary audience for HR eSource is small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) but also and people managers in larger organizations. "SME managers are
often multi-talented individuals and entrepreneurs without specific training
in HRM. HR eSource provides SME managers with a general foundation in HR best
practices in a way that recognizes their fast-paced learning needs. Taking
individual modules when required is a helpful solution to non-HR managers who
require information in an effective and timely manner," said Bill Greenhalgh,
CEO, HRPAO.
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Labour Program funded a
three-year project through a grant from the Labour Market Partnerships Program
(LMPP). The LMPP is designed to encourage and support employers, employee
and/or employer associations and communities to improve their capacity for
dealing with human resources requirements and issues.
    In addition, HRPAO worked with the Learning Library Inc. on the technical
development aspects of the system, and Benchmark Performance Inc. to create
the content. The result, HR eSource, was developed and delivered ahead of
schedule and on budget.
    For more information, please visit www.HReSource.ca.

    About HRPAO

    The Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO,
www.hrpao.org) is the thought leader in HR, shaping organizational excellence.
As the premier HR association in Canada, HRPAO is internationally recognized
and sought out for its knowledge, innovation and leadership. With more than
16,000 members in 28 chapters in Ontario and other locations across Canada and
around the world, HRPAO connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR
information resources, events, professional development, and networking
opportunities. It annually hosts the second largest HR conference and trade
show in the world (visit www.hrpao.org/conf2007).
    HRPAO grants the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources
management. Those who attain the designation meet high levels of expertise and
competency in all areas of human resources management.




For further information:

For further information: the media should contact: Jeff Pekar, HRPAO
Director - Communications & Marketing, (416) 923-2324, extension 344,
1-800-387-1311, or jpekar@hrpao.org; Media Relations, Human Resources and
Social Development Canada, (819) 994-5559

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