Best Practices


To address human resource challenges, many employers have devised innovative processes and policies.

With a sharp eye on industry trends, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is well positioned to document and share these best practices. A number of our resources do just that, including:

Succession Planning

In 2008, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) conducted a study on succession planning in the electricity and renewable energy sector. The purpose of the study was to identify best practices being used in Canada and around the world.

  • Report: Succession Planning Best Practices and Tools for the Canadian Electricity and Renewable Energy Sector.
  • Online Coaching & Mentoring Toolkit: Helps organizations and employees develop their coaching skills — an important first-step in the succession planning process. Contact us for access:

Knowledge Management & Transfer

With a significant portion of its workforce due to retire, the electricity industry needs a knowledge management system to transfer knowledge to new and existing employees.

Knowledge management and transfer will be crucial to preserve an organization’s intellectual capital.

The Knowledge Management and Transfer Project aimed to identify best practices within the electricity industry in Canada. Furthermore, it provided a number of strategic recommendations to aid industry in adopting knowledge transfer planning processes within their organizations, particularly for their critical, scarce and ‘long lead-time hire’ positions.

Please visit the Knowledge Management & Transfer website for further details about the project.

Working with the Knowledge Management Institute of Canada (KMIC), Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) offers a series training programs, executive briefs, and workshops.