Vice-President, Human Resources

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At Hera HR, we understand the issues related to corporate changes of all kinds. The position of Vice President of Human Resources is crucial within any organization, responsible for overseeing and leading the strategic aspects of human resources. This professional must have a strong academic background as well as significant experience in the HR field. Certifications and key competencies such as
Change management
, leadership, and
conflict resolution
are essential to excel in this role.

Key Responsibilities

As Vice President of Human Resources, you will be responsible for overseeing and directing all activities related to human resources management within the company. You will be expected to design and implement HR policies and programs aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives. Your responsibilities will include managing the HR team, recruiting and retaining talent, workforce planning, managing employee performance and development, and complying with labor regulations.

Strategic and Collaborative Role

The strategic role of the VP of Human Resources is to collaborate with management to define an HR vision aligned with the company’s overall strategy. As a member of the executive team, you will be responsible for influencing strategic decisions on talent management and organizational development. Operationally, you will oversee the implementation of HR initiatives, ensuring their effectiveness and compliance with industry standards.

Education & Certifications

Academic education required

The job of Vice President of Human Resources generally requires a university degree in a relevant field such as Human Resources, Occupational Psychology, Industrial Relations or Human Resources Management. Advanced education such as a master’s degree or MBA is often preferred by employers for this high-level position.

Professional Certifications & Affiliations

Professional certifications such as the CRHA or CRIA designation are highly recommended for Vice Presidents of Human Resources.

Professional experience

Typical Career Trajectory

The typical career trajectory for a VP of Human Resources often starts with HR manager positions, where they gain expertise in employee management, HR strategy, and compliance issues. Subsequently, they move on to HR leadership positions, where they are responsible for the overall human resources strategy within an organization.

Examples of Professional Achievements

The professional accomplishments of a VP of Human Resources may include implementing employee development programs, leading successful union negotiations, creating innovative HR policies, and managing HR crises. These achievements demonstrate the ability of the incumbent to positively influence the organizational culture and contribute significantly to the company’s success.

Examples of professional accomplishments are often measurable by metrics such as employee retention, employee engagement, team productivity, and reduced HR disputes. They highlight the VP of Human Resources’ key competencies, such as leadership, effective communication, problem-solving, and strategic decision-making.

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Core competencies

Technical Skills

Vice Presidents of Human Resources must possess strong technical skills in areas such as talent management, strategic human resources planning, collective bargaining, labor regulations, and compensation and benefits management. Mastery of human resource management systems and data analysis tools is also essential to optimize HR processes.

Interpersonal and leadership skills

As a human resources leader, the VP must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate effectively with the various levels of the organization. He/she must be able to manage relationships with employees, managers and external partners while fostering a positive and inclusive work environment. In addition, change management, conflict resolution, and strategic decision-making skills are essential to effectively lead the HR function.

The role of Vice-President Human Resources at a glance

In addition to obvious human sensitivity, the position of Vice President Human Resources requires a high level of education, relevant certifications, solid work experience, and key skills such as strategic human resource management, complex problem solving, and effective communication. Professionals in this position must be able to lead a team, make decisions that are crucial to the development and management of human resources within an organization. As a key pillar of the company’s overall strategy, the VP of Human Resources plays a crucial role in creating a work environment that is conducive to the company’s growth and success.

Multiple HR Services

We have extensive expertise in several fields of activity in the field of human resources.

Organizational Development

Our professionals can accompany and support you in your organizational development. Thus, we can help you review your business structure or support your teams in the development of their skills, in the optimization of team synergy, and more.

HR Marketing

HR marketing makes your company shine and allows you to stand out from the competition. We can help you with your positioning and employer brand to maximize your engagement and talent attraction.


We offer different training courses for all types of organizations. Whether it is to meet different needs in terms of occupational health and safety, ergonomics, human resources management or harassment prevention, call on Hera Human Resources.


Hera RH coaches’ mission is to provide personalized support to improve the skills and performance of a member of the team, the group or the entire organization.

Harassment investigation

Our experienced experts can help you complete your harassment investigation. By collaborating with us, you ensure an impartial process carried out according to the rules of the art.

Labour Relations

Our experts can assist you in the management of your files. They are available to advise you on litigation, complaints to the CNESST or the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, harassment complaints, etc.

Development of HR tools and documents

In order to facilitate the development and management of your human resources, we offer a support service in the creation of tools and documents, such as hiring contracts, terminations and drafting of HR policies.

HR Consulting

Our experts are ready to assist you in the implementation and improvement of your internal processes or to act as HR advisors.