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HR/IR is an acronym for Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

We provide an on-demand service to companies, predominantly small and medium size enterprises, with cost-effective tools to improve individual performance and productivity; thereby ultimately improving profitability. Primary tools include: an anonymous Online Employee Satisfaction Survey; psychometric assessments used for hiring and career development; online interactive management development sessions and sectoral toolboxes. These toolboxes are completely unique, as we offer important information regarding provincial minimum standards, sample policy manuals, job description templates and an array of forms related to employment. Further, if you are a client of our Employer Advisory Service; you have unlimited free access for up to two (2) different toolboxes

Why us?

The term “Human resources” has been captured in many different words over the years, namely: Personnel, Employee Relations, Human Capital, Human Assets, People Resources, Talent Management and many more Some organizations have elaborate HR departments, some organizations have no HR department; But whichever the case, there are always employee relations matters that need to be addressed in some fashion or another.

Simply put, it remains an employer/employee relationship irrespective of the words to associate with a department focused on employees. It is important to note the relationship between an employee and an employer is grounded in legal compliance – from both sides of the dynamic. Our online solutions we offer are intended to support, not replace, how an organization deals with its employees. You need never speak to an HR person associated with our site, unless you have a specific circumstance needing to be addressed. All organizations are unique; and their employees are no exception.

An alternative to the typical distribution of consulting, legal and in house specialization in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, we strongly believe that every Manager is responsible for managing their “human resources”. With that in mind, we provide Managers with direct access to the tools and resources they need, to effectively manage their employees and in doing so, reduce the associated risks of decision making related to employment. We are committed to developing long term working relationships with our clients.

 

Brian Burge

VP Business Development

After graduating from McMaster University, Brian started his career as a stockbroker in Toronto. Brian and family moved to Ottawa to get involved with the rapidly developing high technology field. He has spent most of his career in Ottawa as a sales and marketing consultant in High Technology, Financial Services, HR, and Management Consulting.

Brian has been with HR/IR for a number of years, his focus is on developing: market positioning, product and services messaging, and business partnerships. Of course increasing revenue with a focus on practical sales processes and procedures is essential; but, for many product and services – lead clients are the key. Successful long term partnerships can become the foundation of any successful business.

Matthew Murchie

Chief Technology Officer

Matthew is a partner and Chief Technology Officer.  Since 2006 he has been instrumental both in the oversight of the satellite network but also the creation of the relaunched Employee Satisfaction Survey System.

He is the president of D-SOL Media Inc., but better known as the “Director of Possibilities”. Starting the company back in 2003, the goal was to begin with a creative strategy first; their clients have expectations and vision – D-SOL Media Inc. has a world class approach to ideas. They engineer marketing solutions that work for their clients by becoming an extension of their marketing team.

As a online marketing strategist and a certified SEOpro, Matthew has in-depth knowledge of the online marketing sphere. Working alongside some of the top leaders in internet marketing and social media marketing, Matthew comes prepared with knowledge that has helped him create a very successful company.

Matthew is not only a member of the Direct Selling Association, but is also the supplier member chairman, representing his colleagues is this industry. As an official membership since 2009, Matthew has actually been assisting the industry since 2005.

Jocelyn Faintuck

General Manager

Jocelyn comes from a corporate background, working in Human Resources for large retail and hospitality chains in Canada. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a English Literature degree – simultaneously combining her creativity and analytical thinking. From there, she has completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management and has been practicing her field ever since.

While most of Jocelyn’s professional experience is housed within large international organizations, her front line exposure and fundamental understanding of the importance of a motivated workforce makes her an integral part of HR/IR Satellite team. Her strengths lie in building and developing meaningful relationships with clients, entrepreneurial attitude as well as consulting with various levels of management on how to ultimately retain great associates. Jocelyn also houses a strong background in labour relations – having worked alongside two of the largest unions in North America as a Human Resource Professional over the last few years. Her results driven core competencies will maximize her full potential with our organization.