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Nita Chhinzer

Nita Chhinzer

Associate Professor, Human Resource Management and Business Consulting (Dept of Management), University of Guelph
Dr. Nita N. Chhinzer is an Associate Professor of Human Resources at the Department of Management, University of Guelph. Her research is concentrated on Strategic Human Resources Management, with a strong focus on job loss. She completed her PhD in Management from McMaster University in 2006, focusing on HR. Post MBA in 2000, Nita Chhinzer worked in management positions at various companies including HP and Nortel. It was then she recognized that the execution, decisions and implementation of downsizing have significant individual, organizational and societal outcomes, prompting her to return to academe to advance our understanding of downsizing. Accordingly, her research area is largely focused on temporary and permanent job loss and downsizing activities from both a HR and management decision making perspective.

She was the recipient of the 2019 Emerald Literati Best Paper Award (Education +Training) based on her research about how employers define graduate student employability and in 2016, she was recognized as one of the top 25 HR Professionals in Canada. From 2012-2017 she was Fellow in Leadership, Work and HRM.

She also co-authors the Human Resource Management in Canada textbook (best-seller in Canada).

How and why companies lay off employees affects future success

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