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Human Resources Training

Human resources are an essential part of any business and learning how to build and run a quality HR department is very important. Dealing with people isn't always easy. It takes skills, pragmatism, and patience. Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation is proud to provide HR training and resources designed to help your operation run smoothly. With our training under your belt, you can feel confident that your employees will be well looked after, and situations will be handled with the utmost professionalism.

Are you eager to invest in our training services? We invite you to contact us at (705) 268-6492 to learn more about our training and other resources.

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HR Training for First Nations Councils

Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation is proud to specialize in HR training for First Nations chiefs and councils. We provide robust training seminars to help First Nations understand their legal responsibilities as employers.

As federally governed employers, First Nations must adhere to federal labour standards when acting as an employer. They must meet their obligations as outlined in the Canada Labour Code and Canadian Human Rights Act in order to ensure fair and just working conditions. Suzanne Desrosiers can help First Nations identify those obligations so they can continue their work with peace of mind.

Suzanne Desrosiers has worked with First Nations across the James Bay coast, as well as with local and regional friendship centres. Her in-depth understanding of the law and close working relationship with indigenous communities gives her a keen window into the needs of First Nations chiefs and councils. Experienced and diligent, she's here to help.

Our HR training services can help First Nations:

  • Make chief and council meetings more efficient
  • Resolve conflicts of interest
  • Draft effective employment contracts
  • Manage workplace disputes
  • Develop HR policies that meet federal labour standards

HR Training for Federally Regulated Employers

We provide comprehensive HR training for federally regulated private-sector employers. Government-regulated employers have a legal obligation to comply with the Canada Labour Code and Canadian Human Rights Act. Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation Corporation is here to ensure you do. We can help you draft employment contracts, manage disputes, and resolve conflicts in effective ways through legally sound policies. Our years of experience mean we can help with a complete range of issues, from hiring to workplace discipline.

Federally regulated private-sector employers require an experienced firm to ensure they meet their obligations. As a federal regulation specialist, Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation is your premier choice for frank advice, thoughtful guidance, and effective HR training.

Federal private-sector employers include:

  • Airlines
  • First Nations Councils
  • Bus and transport companies that travel outside the province
  • Shipping businesses
  • Banks and financial institutions

HR Training for Every Unique Business

Whether you own a multi-level company, manage a franchise, or operate a small family-owned business, human resources are essential to employee satisfaction and ongoing business success. Our team believes in the importance of human resource training, and we are happy to accommodate you and your team, no matter the size or nature.

We will take the time to understand you and your operation and design a program that meets your unique needs. Tailored to your individual business, our HR training sessions are designed to give you the information you need to fulfill your obligations and achieve success.

We can help you:

  • Develop an effective HR policy
  • Draft employment documents
  • Identify legal responsibilities outlined in Canada Labour Code and Canadian Human Rights Act
  • Develop a progressive discipline policy
  • Manage and resolve workplace conflict effectively

Every human resource department has different responsibilities that range from ensuring employee satisfaction to dealing with issues of harassment and completing payroll duties. The bottom line is that your human resources team needs to be ready for anything, and with our training services, you can make sure they are.

Our HR training teaches your team:

  • Proper hiring practices
  • What you need to consider with employment contracts
  • How to train other employees for the position
  • How to complete paperwork adequately
  • The most effective ways to deal with conflict in the workplace

We boast a deep working background in all matters of HR training, legal obligations, and Canadian human rights issues. Whether you need to improve your hiring process, manage terminations more effectively, or ensure a harassment-free workplace, we’re here to help.

If you have specific requests for our team, we are happy to adjust our training accordingly.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do to meet your organization’s individual needs.

Learn Proper Hiring Practices

Many of us understand the concept of “conflict of interest” on a basic level, but do we know it when we see it in our own workplace? Can we identify another colleague’s personal biases? What about the limitations on background checks?

During the course of your training sessions, we will thoroughly explore the hiring practices as approved by governing bodies that protect employees from discrimination and harassment. We will also explore the finer points of hiring from an administrative level, from the importance of TD1 forms to the need for orderly employee records.

How to Manage Conflicts of Interest

The most standard definition of a conflict of interest is when an individual’s professional, personal, or financial interests influence the professional duties. These interests can be related to family members, their social obligations, their stock investments, and so on.

Identifying and avoiding conflicts of interest within the workplace is key to running a successful organization. Over the course of your sessions with us, we can discuss the most common conflicts of interest that might arise within your workplace and determine the best course of action.

The key to managing conflicts of interest lies in clearly expressed company policies. Every business needs to outline their company policies—and they need to share this information with staff at all levels of the company, too.

Communicate with Your Staff

To ensure all staff understands these concepts, we suggest interactive training sessions. By providing context to your team, they will be able to understand these policies as they relate to their everyday professional activities.

Enjoy a Smooth Operation with Professional HR

Harmony among staff and team members’ rests upon the strength of a company’s Human Resources department. With an informed and actively informed HR team, staff feel comfortable approaching superiors when they’re embroiled in minor workplace conflicts or other matters. A strong HR team ensures the swift resolution of small issues before they unfold into larger and more disruptive problems.  

After completing our human resource training, our clients have told us they enjoy a more professional working environment. When everyone on your team is aware of their rights as employees, knows how they ought to be treated, and know where to go with complaints, everyone's lives become easier.

Good HR training can also help you to develop an excellent reputation as a good employer.

Great Rates on Human Resource Training

While human resource training is an investment in your business, you don't want to break the bank having your employees educated. Our team is proud to provide competitive rates on all of our human resource training and resources. Before we get started, we'll be happy to let you know how much HR training will be and what you can expect from the process. Most of our training programs comprise a variety of sessions designed to help your staff learn a range of different skills.

We know the sensitive nature of owning a business, and we will work to accommodate your scheduling needs as best we can. We can conduct HR training on-site or in a separate location, depending on your needs.

If you'd like to discuss rates and scheduling in more detail, we invite you to contact our team by phone or email today.


  • Date TBD, June 2021: Progressive Discipline in The Workplace for Federal Private Sector Employers (One of the only ways to terminate an employee that has worked for more than 12 consecutive months of employment short of being able to prove Just Cause)
  • Presently Available: Harassment and Violence in the Workplace (Fore both the Employees and the Employer)
  • Date TBD, 2021: Canada Labour Code and The Recent Changes to The Legislation
  • Date TBD, 2021: Conflict of Interest for Board of Directors or Chief and Council and Metis nations, Municipal council, Employees
  • Date TBD, 2021: Steps to an Effective Termination
  • Available now: Human Rights Sensitivity training
  • June 2021: Employment contracts masterclass
  • July 2021: Progressive Discipline in the Workplace

Human resources are the cornerstone of any successful business. Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation is proud to offer some of the most comprehensive human resources training in Northern Ontario. Ensuring that employees are adequately supported in the workplace is key to creating a productive team of satisfied workers.

If you are interested in educating your staff, contact us at (705) 268-6492 to discover our services today.

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Comprehensive Human Resources Training

If you want to incorporate human resources into your business, our firm can provide in person and online comprehensive training courses. We will help your management staff understand the importance of providing effective human resources. The skills we teach will allow your company to maximize its performance by prioritizing staff retention.

Our services are available in both of Canada's official languages. We are pleased to extend formal HR training in French and English. We invite you to browse our website's online training calendar to explore current and upcoming opportunities and schedule an online appointment at your leisure. Keep coming back as our schedule will be updated periodically with new developments. We also have flyers outlining basic information about each of our training programs. They are available to download for free on our Flyers page.

Understanding Human Resources in the Workplace

Human resources, within a business, typically refer to a management team whose primary goal is to organize and manage the needs and concerns of staff members.

The human resource department will often deal with various matters including, but not limited to:

  • Compensation
  • Vacation and time-off
  • Workplace safety
  • Employee conflicts and concerns
  • Employee health and wellness
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee performance and motivation
  • Hiring and recruitment

The role of human resources management is to create and maintain a positive workplace culture that is both accommodating to its employees and conducive to the success of the business. Often the HR manager will work as a liaison between employees and those in more executive roles.

Having trusted human resources is especially important in businesses that operate from the top-down. Ensuring that employees have a space to air their concerns and grievances will increase employee retention and build the company a good reputation.

HR Training for Every Business

While the existence of a human resources department may only be required for companies of significant size, at Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation, we believe that all businesses can benefit from human resources training.

Equipping your upper management team with the skills to successfully address the needs of staff members will promote communication in the workplace, helping your business grow and thrive in the future.

Having human resource training, however, is about more than just making employees feel supported. There are various labour laws such as the ESA, the CLC, the OHRC and the CHRA that deal with how workers are treated by management in the workplace. Any slip up can put the reputation and, in some cases, the existence of your company at risk.

A single mistake in dealing with an employee can expose your organization to costly litigation or a substantial settlement. This is because, oftentimes, it is not possible to backtrack once a human resources decision has been made.

Protect the integrity of your workplace by investing in human resource training.

HR Training & Resources

In addition to providing legal advice on Employment Law related matters to both federally governed employers such as First Nations, airlines and banks and provincially governed employers, our law firm also provides Human Resources training/courses to Upper Management by way of in person and online seminars and workshops in various HR related areas.

Not all businesses are big enough to warrant the hiring of a Human Resources Professional. The task is often left to upper management such as the owner, the executive director, the manager, or the Band manager, whose workload is already strained from managing the business. Often, they do not have all the skills and the knowledge required to deal with employees and human resources issues. Unknowingly, they can quickly get themselves in hot water simply by the manner in which they chose to deal with an employee. Therefore, it is important to invest in HR Training and Development for Upper Management so that when faced with a HR situation in the workplace, a business’ upper management will know if they can handle the problem themselves or if they should reach out for help from a lawyer who's practice is centered in that type of work before making a faux pas.

Human Resources Training and Development

Our HR Training Courses for Upper Management provide participants with practical information based on real case studies which set out the fact situations of the case in question and the Court decision as it relates to that fact situation. Your management team will acquire the necessary tools and knowledge to know when they should reach out to a lawyer before taking a step in order to avoid common pitfalls.

Our Human Resources Management Course for your Upper Management team is geared to both federally governed employers such as First Nations, airlines and banks and provincially governed employers.

Our HR Training Courses

We are proud to provide top-quality human resources in person and online training. Our courses are focused on training management teams to advocate for their staff in the workplace through various avenues.

We can offer our training services in your workplace for optimal convenience and transparency.

Regardless of your industry, our HR training services will help you build a more accommodating workplace culture for your employees. Having happy employees lead to better staff retention, resulting in a company that can grow, learn and thrive together.

Human Resources Training & HR Courses for Upper Management

Our law firm currently offers the following HR training seminars:

  • Highlights to Bill C-65
  • Human Rights Sensitivity Training for the Workplace
  • Employment Contract Masterclass
  • Effective Progressive Discipline in the Workplace
  • Steps to Ensure a Proper Termination of Employment
  • Harassment & Violence in the Workplace for the employer and the employee that is mandatory for federally governed employers under Bill C-65. The training for employers provides practical advice on what to do once a complaint has been made.
  • Executive Director and Board Relationship Building
  • Conflict of Interest for Chief and Council and Metis Nations, Board Of Directors, Municipal Council and for Employees

Our training programs can also be customized according to the needs of your organization. For more details please feel free to call us at 705-268-6492 or email at learning@sdlawtimmins.com. Our courses, seminars and workshops can be offered either in person or online via webinar.

Virtual HR Training

Our law firm has invested in state-of-the-art technology and secure video conferencing platforms to provide virtual training options for businesses across the province and the country. Our online webinars are a valuable development tool for any workplace setting. For instance, our previous training groups have included both Federal employers, Provincial employers, and Non-Profit organizations.

Our team has developed a comprehensive online curriculum that delves into the legal world of Human Resources in the workplace. The program was designed especially in-house by our experienced legal professionals—it teaches skills and passes on insights gleaned from over 38 years of firsthand practice.

We understand that now, more than ever, being able to connect virtually is important. That's why we place great emphasis on offering our services online. Today, we are available to perform the full extent of our workshops through web-based platforms. Our virtual webinars boast incredible versatility. One of their most popular aspects is that you can follow them at your own pace.

Virtual Training Saves Time

We are educators and consultants, but we are also service providers. We understand the demanding schedules of our clientele and the responsibilities at their feet. To make HR training more feasible for those with many day-to-day obligations, virtual HR training is a true blessing.

During your virtual sessions, you will reap all the benefits of in-person sessions. If at any moment a question arrives, all you’ll have to do is ask.

Our pre-recorded webinars also give you the opportunity to push play and pause as you wish, giving you an opportunity to repeat key moments or postpone a session until a more convenient time.

HR Experienced Lawyers and Educators

Our legal team is comprised of experienced lawyers who are equally passionate educators. With 38 years of experience behind our firm, we know how to take complex legal materials and break them down into simple information that anyone can understand. We work alongside our clients to create individualized training strategies and help businesses and organizations establish baseline workplace protocols. We are adept at teaching executives, managers, and other leaders in upper management and engaging them in a concise, streamlined, and positive learning experience. We use real-life examples to bring even more context and understanding to our sessions. With our team as your HR educators, you'll develop a broader knowledge of your legal obligations in your profession, nurture a deeper awareness of Human Resources issues, and gain practical tools so as to implement legally sound practices into your day-to-day.

You can get to know our legal staff by reading the full biographies of our legal team here.

Your Source for HR Law Training

Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation is an established and ever-growing law firm paving a new path forward in the legal landscape of HR training. We offer extensive resources and both in-person and online training programs to help Federal employers, Provincial employers, Non-Profits, and other organizations comply with both federal and provincial regulations and facilitate a positive, respectful, and fair workplace culture. In our services, we combine foundational knowledge with laser-focused interpersonal insight to deliver highly personalized training.

If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm for further information. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our training seminars and how they can benefit you. We pride ourselves on client education, and we’ll be sure to give you all the information you need to know what to expect.

Learn More About Human Resources Training Now

With each passing year, the Canadian Labour Code changes—as do the manners of polite society. Broadening your scope and making oneself aware of these changes will only improve the workplace for employers and employees alike. You’ll know how to address inter-office conflicts, how to properly serve the aggrieved, and so much more.

To learn about our HR training services, don’t hesitate to contact us at (705) 268-6492 today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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