Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

Joanne Speziale


Joanne Speziale is a graduate of the McMaster University Human Resources Management Diploma Program and has been an HR Practitioner at this very University for 32 years. She has been instructing Human Resources Management with McMaster Continuing Education since 2016.    

Additionally, she is a long-standing member of the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA), GTA Chapter.

Joanne's Human Resources career has encompassed intermediate and senior level management roles enabling her to acquire extensive experience in a wide variety of HR components including but not limited to:  recruitment and selection; job development, analysis and evaluation; compensation and benefits; employee and labour relations; orientation, training and development; leadership and management practices; HR planning; and strategic partnering.  The position that she retired from as Manager, Human Resources Services, permitted her to cultivate and utilize her broad, in-depth knowledge of HRIS, payroll operations, supervision and performance management, and lead and instruct fellow HR practitioners in human resources best practices.