St. John’s, July 17, 2018Higher Talent Inc. is pleased to announce that our very own Neil Coombs, Partner and Principal Consultant, has been elected, Chair of the Board of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Canada—the first from Newfoundland and Labrador to hold the position. This appointment reinforces and celebrates Neil’s commitment and innovative approach to his profession.

“CPHR Canada has worked diligently to redefine the role of human resources and those who work in our field across the country. It’s an exciting time to work within the human resources profession,” said Neil Coombs. “From a global perspective, CPHR has positioned Canada as international leaders in our field. I am looking forward to carrying on the excellent work of our past Chairs, and ensuring that Canadians continue to be leaders and innovators in human resources practices.”

At Higher Talent Inc., Neil works with his clients to ensure they are compliant and progressive in their HR practices. He prides himself on his ability to create and maintain relationships with employees and leaders alike. Neil is an active community volunteer and has served on several HR advisory boards in Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a Chartered Professional in HR with extensive experience as a business leader and HR Strategist, bringing that experience to his clients through a practical approach.

“I am honoured to be selected as Chair of the Board for CPHR Canada.” said Neil. In the four years I have been on the Board, initially representing CPHR Newfoundland and Labrador, I have had the privilege of working with exceptional business leaders from across the country. To continue in a leadership position with the organization is a significant responsibility—one that I am very excited about.”

“I cannot think of a better person to lead the CPHR board” said Scott Giannou, President and Neil’s partner in Higher Talent “Neil is a respected and dedicated professional in our industry and a true leader within our organization. This leadership will be evident as he helps to lead his board collogues and membership into the future. As a company offering HR consulting and Executive Search services to our clients Neil has been instrumental in helping us adapt our services and abilities as business and society realities evolve”


About CPHR Canada

CPHR Canada represents 27,000 members in the Human Resources Profession across nine provinces and three territories in Canada. Established in 1994, CPHR Canada is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the HR Profession. With an established and credible designation and collaboration on national issues, CPHR Canada is proactively positioning the national human resources agenda in Canada and representing the Canadian HR Profession with HR Associations around the world.

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