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Introducing guest blogger Alan R. McEwen

alanMcEwen-smIt’s a pleasure to welcome Alan R. McEwen as a regular guest blogger. Alan will be blogging on the topics of payroll, compensation and benefits.

Alan’s involvement in payroll spans over 20 years. As a practitioner, he has implemented and managed outsourced payroll operations for both large and small employers. This includes founding Outsourcing Canadian Payroll Inc. in Canada, the US and the UK in 2001. As a consultant, he has worked with many organizations, public and private, on HR/payroll process re-engineering, strategic systems decisions and forensic payroll audits.

As a noted public speaker, Alan has provided payroll training in a variety of formats, from short sessions at conferences and trade shows, to one-day training sessions and college-based professional certification courses. Alan’s writings have appeared in all of the major publications read by Canadian payroll professionals. He has also held volunteer and staff positions with the Canadian Payroll Association, on its Federal and Provincial Government relations committees, its board of governors and at its national office in Toronto. Since 2004, Alan has sat on the board of referees in the Niagara region, an administrative panel that hears appeals from decisions of the EI Commission.

Alan will be posting on the last day of each month. His first post is schedule for July 29, 2011.

Yosie Saint-Cyr
First Reference Human Resources and Compliance Managing Editor

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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