HRPA Signs Distribution Agreement with First Reference for HR eSource(TM)

    Agreement delivers nationwide distribution for award-winning small
    business online HR skills development program

    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - The Human Resources Professionals Association
(HRPA) has signed an agreement with First Reference Inc., of Concord, Ontario
to distribute HR eSource, its online HR skills development program. The
program was developed with funding from the Government of Canada to improve
the HR management skills of small business operators.
    "As a leading provider of HR policy and compliance reference products for
small business, First Reference is ideally positioned to reach the audience
for which HR eSource was developed," said HRPA CEO Bill Greenhalgh. "We
continue to endorse the program and update its content on an ongoing basis."
    "HR eSource is a perfect fit with our suite of small business solutions,"
said Barry Garnet, President, First Reference Inc. "With the federal
government's renewed commitment to ongoing skills development to maintain the
competitiveness of the Canadian workforce, the timing of this partnership is

    About HRPA

    HRPA is Canada's HR thought leader with more than 18,000 members in 28
chapters in Ontario and other locations across Canada and around the world. It
annually hosts the world's second largest HR conference. In Ontario, HRPA
grants the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, the
national standard for excellence in human resources management.

    About First Reference

    For over 14 years, First Reference Inc. has been providing Canadian small
business with authoritative publications covering payroll and employment law.
The human resources solutions include: The Human Resources Advisor, offering
guidance on payroll and employment law; Human Resource Policy Pro, providing a
complete set of ready-to-use model personnel policies; and HRinfodesk, a
one-stop online source for the latest news in employment law, expert analysis
and much more.

For further information:

For further information: Chris Larsen, Director, Communications, HRPA,
(416) 923-2324 x335,; Kalyna Yosypiv, Marketing Manager, First
Reference Inc., (905) 761-7305 x200,

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