Queen’s implements new HR strategic plan

Department’s goal is taking a people-first approach

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The strategy is a four-year plan.

Queen’s Human Resources Department released a new strategic plan for 2022-25, entitled “Empowering Our People.”

The plan’s value statement says equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigenization, and accessibility will be integrated into everything the University does. The strategy emphasizes people-focus, well-being, integrity, collaboration, and service excellence.

“This plan represents our commitment to the Queen’s community—our people—who are at the centre of everything we do,” Steven Millan, associate vice-principal (human resources), said in the plan.

“Our people drive us forward—they push boundaries, question process, and strive for excellence. Our people are the future.”

The plan is broken down into five strategic priorities: nurturing a culture where employee well-being is a priority, fostering operational excellence, empowering leaders, re-envisioning talent management practice, and cultivating a diverse and equitable workplace.

The University plans to create a new Employee Wellness Services unit and set up various initiatives that contribute to a healthy and accessible workplace.

HR also plans to utilize existing programs at Queen’s, along with implementing new innovations and strategies that align with the department’s mission of empowerment.

The strategic plan includes implementing new development opportunities and providing strategic advice to managers and senior leaders, as is ensuring staff members and leaders feel they belong at Queen’s.

A “people-first approach” that’s “clear, concise, and consistent” will help Queen’s in the realm of talent management, according to the plan. This approach is meant to engage an employee from the onboarding stage to their eventual retirement from Queen’s.

“The next four years will be a transformative period,” Millan wrote. “We look forward to fulfilling our mission, achieving our vision, and advancing our strategic priorities together with your support.


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