Labour and Employee Relations

Labour and Employee Relations

This session will take into consideration and discuss the specific challenges of operating in the Alberta context where the recent changes in legislation, the recession and the pending recovery has changed the employer-employee relationships but where demand for employees will outstrip supply in the future and have a profound resulting impact.

Specifically the session will look at changing roles, perspectives and values from the point of view of HR practitioners as well as employees. It will consider the significance of the strategic interaction with the unions and employee representatives including the legal, process and philosophical requirements for effective Labour, Employee and Human Resources management in modern organizations.

Neil Riley

Neil has previously facilitated or instructed communications, human resources management, problem solving and decision making, labour relations and negotiation courses since 2009.

Neil Riley has many years of labour and employee relations and human resources management experience.  He is currently the Manager of Human Resources for the City of Spruce Grove and prior to working for the City of Spruce Grove, Neil worked for the City of Edmonton where he was the Human Resources Supervisor for Edmonton Transit.

Neil has held the professional designation as a CPHR since 2004 and prior to joining the CPHR Alberta Board of Directors in 2013, Neil was a member of the Complaints and Investigation Committee and also one of the Alberta representatives working with CPHR Canada, Practice Panel Analysis Committee. Neil continues to be a member of the CPHR Alberta Board and is the past Board Chair.