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Human Resources Sarnia

We provide Human resources in Sarnia Ontario and we are committed to working with your business to find solutions and build the success as envisioned by your leaders. Let us help you take your business to new heights by providing foundational HR to achieve your vision for the future. Let’s look at what HR is and the services we offer.

What is Human Resources?

Human resources is the people who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, industry, or economy. A narrower concept is human capital, the knowledge and skills which the individuals command. Similar terms include manpower, labor, personnel, associates or simply: people.

Furthermore, a human-resources department or company performs human resource management, overseeing various aspects of employment, such as compliance with labor law and employment standards, administration of employee benefits, organizing of employee files with the required documents for future reference, and some aspects of recruitment (also known as talent acquisition) and employee offboarding.

What are the responsibilities of HR?

Human resource managers are in charge of every aspect of the employee life cycle in an organization. At Sound HR Associates we provide experience and proven success in the following areas of delivery:

  • Workplace Investigations
  • Conflict Management & Employee Relations
  • Policy Development & Implementation (including COVID-19)
  • Training & Development Management & Facilitation
  • Legislative Compliance & Legal Interpretation (ESA, AODA, Bill 168, PIPEDA)
  • Succession Planning & Talent Management
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Digital HR Strategies

A brief history of human resources.

Human resource management was referred to as “personnel administration.” In the 1920s, personnel administration focused mostly on the aspects of hiring, evaluating, and compensating employees. However, they did not focus on any employment relationships at an organizational performance level or on the systematic relationships in any parties. This led to a lacked unifying paradigm in the field during this period.


According to an HR Magazine article, the first personnel management department started at the National Cash Register Co. in 1900. The owner, John Henry Patterson, organized a personnel department to deal with grievances, discharges and safety, and information for supervisors on new laws and practices after several strikes and employee lockouts.

This action was followed by other companies; for example, Ford had high turnover ratios of 380 percent in 1913, but just one year later, the line workers of the company had doubled their daily salaries from $2.50 to $5, even though $2.50 was a fair wage.

This example clearly shows the importance of effective management which leads to a greater outcome of employee satisfaction as well as encouraging employees to work together in order to achieve better business objectives.

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