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David Chondon

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2012.01.12

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THE EMPLOYERS' EDGE

Congratulations Bonni Titgemeyer – Finalist for the HR Summit Awards, HR Professional of the Year!

Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP is pleased to recognize one of our business partners, Bonni Titgemeyer, in her nomination and selection as one of three finalists for the prestigious Toronto Star – HR Professional of the Year Award.  The award and ceremony is sponsored by the Human Resources Summit Awards which recognizes outstanding achievement in human resources leadership.

Some of us have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bonni for over 20 years as her career has developed.  Bonni was at the forefront of pay equity implementation and compensation design when such was first introduced in Ontario, and Bonni continues to be recognized as an expert in this area.  Bonni also spent a number of years developing expertise in U.S. human resources, which has been of great benefit in assisting U.S. clients in establishing Canadian operations and understanding the important differences in employment practices and legislation.

Since Bonni became the principal consultant at our affiliated business, The Employers’ Choice Inc., in 2002, as well as the Managing Director, she has repeatedly demonstrated her human resources acumen.  She recognizes the importance of human resources providing “bottom line” benefit to workplaces in tangible and intangible ways, as well as the need to develop and train the human resources team or those with such responsibilities to continuously improve the work experience.  In this regard, Bonni has effectively developed a human resources needs assessment process that assists organizations in identifying workplace structure and system development needs to meet strategic business objectives, as well as employee expectations.

Whether it be compensation implementation or redesign, staff coaching/training, workplace restructuring or the development of policies to guide the culture of an organization, Bonni has assisted many clients in developing and implementing systems or programs to meet their business goals.  In doing so, Bonni has demonstrated her ability to provide appropriate and unique solutions to the workplace issues faced by clients as opposed to an “off the shelf” or “cookie cutter” approach.  As a result, she has developed enduring relationships with client representatives who see her as their trusted advisor in managing workplace change or implementing new systems/programs.

And, along the way, Bonni has worked hard to develop young professionals and connect others in the human resources profession so that ideas and opportunities can be shared in a collaborative and supportive manner.  This has recently included the development and delivery of practical training programs to human resources professionals such as compensation design basics, effectively using Excel and social networking in the field.  Apart from her extensive teaching and speaking in the field, Bonni’s commitment to the profession is also demonstrated by her frequent blogging and development of the “EO List” website.

The HR Summit will hold a recognition and Gala Awards event on January 31, 2012.  As one of three finalists for this prestigious honour, Bonni is clearly a winner at our end.

Please Note: This blog has been prepared as an informational service for our clients and other interested parties. It is not intended to constitute legal advice, a complete statement of the law or opinion on any subject. Although we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the content, no one should act upon the information provided without a thorough examination of the law after the facts of a specific situation are fully considered.

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