Two HR professionals honoured at the 2008 Défi Meilleurs Employeurs gala during the ORHRI conference

    MONTREAL, Sept. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec
presented its Professionnel émérite award to two of its members yesterday
evening at the Défi Meilleurs Employeurs gala, which was held as part of the
ORHRI conference.
    This prestigious award recognizes the extraordinary expertise and
achievements of members who have contributed to the growth of the profession
and serve as models for all HR professionals.

    2008 winners of the ORHRI Professionnel émérite award

    This year's winners are André Petit, CHRP and Pauline Brassard, CHRP.
    A full professor in the faculty of administration at the Université de
Sherbrooke, André Petit, CHRP, is known not only for having trained a number
of graduating classes of HR professionals while maintaining close ties with
the practice of the profession, but also for his research, publications and
involvement outside of Quebec within the Administrative Sciences Association
of Canada (ASAC) and the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of
Management (IFSAM). Committed to his students' success and very active in the
professional community, he has inspired everyone who has known him throughout
his career with the dynamic energy he has devoted to all his activities and
his strong sense of professionalism and availability.
    Founding president of PB Conseils RH group, Pauline Brassard, CHRP, is an
acknowledged pioneer in retirement and workforce planning. A visionary with
strong innovation and communication skills, she designed and developed a
comprehensive and rigorous computer-assisted workforce and recruitment
planning approach. This unique ground-breaking tool represents a revolution in
HR management. An outstanding communicator, Pauline Brassard is actively
involved in the professional development of her peers, whether in industry,
through training offered by the Ordre, published articles and studies, or
participation in public events as a panellist.
    "With the Professionnel émérite award, the Ordre highlights the
exceptional work of members who have contributed throughout their careers to
the reputation and development of HR management in organizations. Their
remarkable achievements are crucial to the development of the profession,"
commented Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre president and CEO.

    To learn more...

    Photos of the winners are available in the press room of the ORHRI portal

    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 9,500 dynamic professionals,
including almost 7,500 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

For further information:

For further information: Caroline Soulas, Coordinator, Event
organization and communications, (514) 941-1989, September 30, (514) 879-1636,
ext. 224 as of October 1,

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