About Human Resources

Our mission

Delivering professional, employee-focused services with integrity.

Our vision 2020

Human Resources is recognized as a valued strategic partner to our clients by providing relevant, best in class, innovative services that support the goal of becoming a destination of choice for talented and engaged employees.

Business Plan 2018/2019

Cover of the HR business planWhile the HR vision and mission are long-term in nature, the HR objectives and HR strategies form the team's focus, as presented in our business plan. Download the HR Business Plan 2018/2019 (.pdf).

The basic principles of the Waterloo workplace

The basic principles of the University of Waterloo workplace outline the University’s philosophy on maintaining a constructive workplace through open and clear communication.
  1. Focus on the situationissue, or behaviour, not the person.
  2. Maintain the self-confidence and self-esteem of others.
  3. Maintain constructive relationships.
  4. Take initiative to make things better.
  5. Lead by example.
  6. Think beyond the moment.

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Green Office certification

Green Office Bronze logo

Human Resources participates in the Sustainability Office's Green Office program and is Bronze certified. The Green Office program is a way for staff and faculty to participate in sustainable practices and to be a part of the change they want to see at the University of Waterloo.