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Joan Canning HR Advocate

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Joan Canning established her own HR consulting services company, HR Advocate, LLC in 2006 to offer businesses a sincere, personalized approach to any of their concerns or needs relating to the crucial employer – employee relationship.

HR Advocate  offers the following programs to small-and medium-sized companies:HR Help Desk’s Personalized Support

  • HR and Benefits Resource Library
  • Live and Recorded HR and Benefits Webinars
  • HR Training Videos
  • Email Alerts and Monthly Newsletters
  • Straight-Talk Management and Compliance Training
  • Employee Handbooks
  • HR & Employment Practices Compliance Audits


With these tailored HR consulting services, Joan guides employers through the complexities of employment regulations, while helping them meet the needs of their employees—their most crucial asset, and greatest expense. Joan uses the information gathered during the HR Power Hour to work together with employers to develop a personalized HR action plan, one that will not only enhance organizational performance, but also reduce the risk ofemployee relations volatility. The HR Advocate Help Desk provides a lifeline to employers, where they receive customized answers to any of their HR questions. Straight-Talk: Management & Compliance Training provides employers and managers with comprehensive, applicable training programs targeted to enhance workplace culture and goals.

Specializing in Human Resource Management, Joan earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration, and has also earned the professional Health Insurance Associate designation from the Health Insurance Association of America. Joan is a licensed employee benefits professional and member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Certified Network Professionals (CNP). Prior to starting her HR consulting business, Joan worked for over 15 years in several HR and Employee Benefits roles at Owens-Illinois, Butler Capital Advisors, Sky Insurance, and Savage & Associates. Joan lives in Toledo, Ohio where she cares for her three rescued dogs, is an avid reader of American and World History, and actively participates in the community.

Contact Joan Canning at 419-725-7223 for details on custom services that will solve your human resource issues and boost your organization’s performance.

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