Human Resources Consultants

The HR Consultants are available to provide strategic, forward-thinking consultation to help the colleges and departmental leaders and their units with a range of human resources matters. Each University of Guelph college and department or unit has a Consultant assigned to it. The Consultants work diligently to understand departmental needs and objectives, so they can advise on programs and practices that support departmental requirements.

HR Consultants work closely with their clients to assist them in the following ways:​

  • Consulting and advising clients on interpretation and administration of collective agreements, Human Resources policies, and applicable employment legislation;
  • Providing guidance to leaders/managers in the administration of Performance Management Programs (G.O.A.L);
  • Continuously developing the capacity of supervisors and managers to effectively deal with employee and team challenges;
  • Delivering advice and potential solutions to employee relations and work climate issues;
  • Advising clients and/or actively participating in the initial stages of the complaint/internal grievance process;
  • Providing advice and direction with respect to performance management and disciplinary outcomes;
  • Working with Occupational Health & Wellness to facilitate complex accommodation and return to work processes;
  • Working closely with leaders to determine short and long term staffing needs and organizational restructuring/redesigning;
  • Developing individualized recruitment strategies for hiring departments including providing guidance and advice on all aspects of the recruitment and selection process;
  • Providing consultation on job design and compensation structure, reviewing and analyzing banding requests, and making recommendations based upon established criteria.

Veronica Connors

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 56147

  • Advanced Analysis Centre & Other Academic Support 
  • Alumni Affairs & Development
  • Arrell Food Institute
  • Central Administrative Offices (Vice President Research)
  • College of Arts
  • College of Social & Applied Human Sciences
  • External Relations (University and Community Relations, Communications & Public Affairs)
  • Food From Thought
  • Graduate Studies
  • Office of Research
  • Ontario Agricultural College
  • Library
  • Registrarial Services
  • Tri University Consortium
  • University Centre

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 58505

  • Advanced Analysis Centre & Other Academic Support (Guelph Genomics Facility, NMR Centre)
  • Associate VP Academic
  • Central Administration Offices
  • Centre for International Programs
  • College of Biological Science
  • College of Engineering & Physcial Sciences
  • Guelph Humber Programs
  • Laboratory Services Division
  • MacDonald Stewart Art Centre
  • Ontario Veterinary College
  • OVC Health Sciences Centre
  • Real Estate Division

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 53426

  • Gordon S. Lang School of Business
  • Computing & Communications Services
  • Financial Services, Institutional Analysis and Research
  • Hospitality Services
  • Human Resources (Occupational Health & Wellness, Environmental Health & Safety)
  • Mail Services
  • Radio Gryphon
  • Student Affairs (Athletics, Child Care & Learning Centre, Co-operative Education & Career Services, Sexual Violence Support Centre, Student Experience, Student Housing Services, Student Wellness Services)

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 56700

  • Campus Community Police & Fire Prevention
  • Office of Diversity and Human Rights
  • Open Learning and Educational Support
  • Parking Administration
  • Physical Resources (Design Engineering & Construction, Maintenance & Energy Services, Environmental Services)