BST: Human Resource Practices


Construction supervisors often play a key role in ensuring human resource regulations, policies and practices are applied fairly and consistently on the work site. To do so, supervisors need to interpret and apply human resource management policies and practices as defined by the company and/or by the industry.

The Human Resource Practices module is intended to help you gain a clear understanding of your roles and responsibilities related to the application of human resource policies and legislation. You will discuss human resource related legislation such as employment standards and workplace health and safety. You will also look at common policy areas such as employee selection, training and development, harassment, substance abuse, attendance policies and your responsibilities for applying these policies on the worksite.


  • Find the Best People
  • Onboard New Hires
  • Manage Performance
  • Use Legislation as a Resource
  • Put HR Policies to Practice



Facilitated by: Kathleen Sylvestre,  Manager Human Resources, CN Western Canada


Kathleen is currently employed with PCL Constructors Canada Inc. as their Human Resource / Professional Development Manager. Kathleen is an experienced human resource professional who is passionate about performance management and employee development, providing guidance and coaching to employees and supervisors.

Working for companies such as PCL Constructors and Shoppers Drug Mart, Kathleen has developed a solid background in many HR functions, including strategic planning, workforce planning, compensation, payroll, training and facilitation, and the overall management and implementation of HR programs and policies.

Kathleen achieved her certification in Human Resource Management from the University of Manitoba and is a designated Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP). She achieved her certification in payroll and accountancy through Success Business College and is a designated Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP). She is also a Lean Green Belt certified instructor.


  • January 1, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

1447 Waverley St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 0P7