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Bissett School Of Business HR program shares successes

Leon Cygman. Simone Malik, Gillian Dunlop, Alex Lefter, Melanie Peacock, Ravi Chung, Eric Myers

HRC West – Case Competition

On March 4 – 5, 2016,  NAIT hosted the 3rd annual HRC West, a human resources (HR) case competition championed by the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) and designed to showcase students’ skills through an academic contest among post-secondary institutions from across Western Canada. Ten teams participated in the competition this year, representing nine institutions from Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan. Although the Bissett’s HR student team did not podium this year, they did an outstanding job and made all of us very proud. Many thanks to Alex Lefter for his great coaching and to the HR faculty team and Program Chair for their support throughout the process.
Congratulations to our Bissett HR student team: Ravi Chung, Gillian Dunlop, Simone Malik, and Eric Myers. Also, a big thank you to our HR Partnership Council who contributed funds raised at the annual HR Breakfast to sponsor the Bissett HR team’s participation in this year’s competition.

Annual HR Student Networking Event – March 15, 2016  (Summary written by Alex Lefter):

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, The HR faculty at the Bissett School of Business in collaboration with the HR Co-op Education team at Career Services organized the 12th Annual HR Student Networking Event. The event was generously sponsored by the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA), and gave students an opportunity to interact with numerous HR professionals from a variety of industries. 22 HR professionals and 43 students participated in this year’s event. Many thanks to the HRIA and the wonderful group of HR professionals for ensuring the continued success of the event!
Congratulations to Bissett Associate Professor, Melanie Peacock on her appointment to  the HRIA’s Post-Secondary Accreditation Committee.
As well, Melanie continued with her media work:
2016, March 7. In Canadian HR Reporter, by Dobson, S. Accreditation program allows for bypass of NKE.
2016, March 7, on Alberta@Noon:  CBC, by McElligott D. Keeping “still employed” workers engaged.
2016, March 2, on Newstalk 770: Corus Entertainment, by Smith, D. Innovative work arrangements.
2016, February 26, on Newstalk 770: Corus Entertainment, by Kingkade, R. & Breakenridge, R. Dealing with irksome coworkers.