Julie Marr

Julie Marr

Human Resources Manager at Source Atlantic Limited

331 Chesley Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
HQ Phone:
(506) 632-1000

General Information


Human Resources Coordinator - Universal Sales Limited


bachelor of business administrationUNB


Board Member - WorkSafeNB

Member - Society for Human Resource Management

Member - HRANB Inc

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Julie Marr
WorkSafeNB - Julie Marr Call toll-free in Canada 1 800 222-9775 | Français Julie Marr Julie Marr was appointed to the board of directors as an employer representative on January 27, 2016 for a four-year term. With a bachelor of business administration from UNB, Marr brings to the table more than 20 years' experience in human resources, including the areas of strategy and policy development, change management, workers compensation and disability management, conflict management and problem solving, and payroll. Marr is currently employed at Source Atlantic as human resources manager, a position she's held since 2003. She joined the company in 2001 as human resources co-ordinator. In addition to a BBA, Marr also holds a certificate in human resources. She is a member of the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick and the Society of Human Resources (US). Marr enjoys keeping active, and has played senior competitive volleyball for more than 20 years. She also coaches the St. Malachy's Memorial High School girl junior varsity volleyball team, and coaches softball in the summer. She lives in Quispamsis with her husband Brent and one daughter.

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Getting Staff Up to Speed | Advantage Magazine

Source Atlantic's Julie Marr has won an HR award for her innovative training program that addresses core competencies
Historically in our business, managers have wanted employees to come in with the skills they need," says Julie Marr, human resources manager for Source Atlantic, an industrial, electrical, and plumbing supplier and service-solutions company based in Saint John, New Brunswick. "The problem is, not everyone has those skills." It was the recognition of that fact-and the implementation of a training program to address it-that led to Marr receiving a 2012 Atlantic Canada Human Resources Award in the Human Resources Innovation category. The award, which is administered by the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick, celebrates individuals who have made a difference in the human resources field through an innovative HR program or practice that creates a new standard of performance. The program or service must further the mission of the organization, be distinctive, have specific and measurable outcomes, and demonstrate a new dimension of performance. It must also have been implemented for long enough to have demonstrated its effectiveness. Source Atlantic's training initiative, Marr says, involves more than education; it's designed to change the entire organization by creating "a culture of learning." Doing so is important because it's now the role of the human resources department to guide the business from a talent perspective. "This is something that has absolutely changed over the years," says Marr, who has worked for Source Atlantic for 18 years and served as human resources manager for 12. "In my early days, some general managers didn't see the importance of human resources in supporting the business, but the current president does-and has been very supportive of the training initiative." The program began when Marr kept hearing about how the company needed to train more. "You have to look at the problems in the business and come up with solutions to solve it," Marr says, "and in this case, I said, 'Wait a minute. To deal with that, Marr has obtained help when necessary. Many HR specialists, she says, are unwilling to outsource, but "I do research and look at other resources, and right now I'm outsourcing to help build custom training cases and online courses that will help our employees. "As we went down the path of implementing the initiative, our president realized that our customers were feeling the same pressures we were," Marr says.

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JAN/FEB/MAR 2014 | Advantage Magazine

Source Atlantic's Julie Marr has won an HR award for her innovative training program that addresses core competencies

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