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Upcoming Dates
Toronto - Mar 15


CPA Members - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
$399.00 plus taxes
CPA Members - Regular:
$449.00 plus taxes
Non-member - Early-bird (register 14 days prior to seminar date)
$499.00 plus taxes
Non-member - Regular:
$549.00 plus taxes


One-day Seminar

For certified members, this seminar counts toward 7.5 hours of continuing professional education. Click here to find a date and location in your area.

This seminar is a dynamic, interactive seminar designed for payroll professionals who want to build their HR skills toolkit and add further value to their organizations.

As the role of payroll professionals continues to grow and evolve in organizations, a higher level of responsibility for "Human Resources" issues, or the "people-side" of the business, is being expected. Today's payroll professionals are increasingly more involved in a variety of HR activities, either directly or indirectly. To increase your value and contribution to the organization's Payroll/HR team, it is important to understand the role of HR and its impact on the entire organization.

Learn how to:

  • Understand the key functions within HR—from recruitment to termination of employment
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what is expected from HR
  • Learn best practices within business regarding HR policies
  • Deal effectively with common employee issues
  • Know the key skills required for success and develop your expertise and professionalism
  • Ensure compliance with employment legislation to manage risk and exposure
  • Help your organization strengthen its HR foundation and contribute to growth

During the workshop, you will learn about proven methods and approaches and receive practical recommendations that can be easily and cost-effectively implemented back on the job. With the information, tools and resources provided, you will be able to develop the skills required for success within HR and play a more valuable role within your organization.

The CPA's HR Fundamentals for Payroll Professionals curriculum covers:

You spoke, and we listened! Based on the overwhelming response we received from you, our valued members, we have designed the workshop based on your needs. This workshop will cover:

  • The Role of Human Resources and Key Skills
    • Understanding the responsibilities of HR
    • Being "value-added" to the company
    • Learning the language and terms of Human Resources
    • Accessing online tools and resources
  • Employee Relations
    • Dealing with employee concerns and issues
    • Communicating change to employees
    • Building teamwork and cooperation
  • HR Policies, Employee Handbooks and Metrics
    • Researching and writing job descriptions
    • Developing policies and procedures
    • Designing an Employee Handbook
    • Tracking and using trends in turnover, absenteeism and leaves
  • Candidate Recruitment and Selection
    • Sourcing and attracting candidates
    • Conducting job interviews
    • Performing reference checks
    • Preparing offer letters
    • Orienting and inducting new hires
  • Managing Employee Performance
    • Preparing for performance reviews
    • Developing employee goals and objectives
    • Understanding assessment and rating scales
    • Writing disciplinary and performance improvement letters
    • Developing employee learning and development plans
  • Remuneration, Reward and Retention Programs
    • Determining compensation packages and incentives
    • Marketing the value of benefits to staff
    • Motivating and retaining employees
  • Compliance with Employment Legislation
    • Creating compliant employee files
    • Understanding Human Rights and Pay Equity
    • Determining eligibility for overtime
  • Ending the Employment Relationship
    • Preparing a termination package
    • Administering a termination process
    • Holding a termination meeting