The Essentials: Human Resources


Human Resources? Uh… They handle staffing, right? Do they issue our pay cheques? Human Resources play a valuable role in many different areas in government. Yes, HR is responsible for staffing and recruitment, helping managers find the best people for the job. But did you know that Human Resources also support management to ensure your health and safety in the workplace including Mental Health, that you have the necessary accommodations to do your job, and that everyone has equal opportunity in the workplace. HR professionals also help managers interpret collective agreements and with conflict resolution. And with talent management and employee recognition. HR ensures proper use of both official languages and is in charge of your pay and benefits. They make sure the work you do is classified properly. Human Resources works closely with managers to help them make sound decisions about managing talent and the workplace. This contributes to a competent, efficient, high performing public service that makes a

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