Joan Canning

Human Resource Consultant

Helping employers “do well by doing it right”

Joan Canning joined the Savage team in 2004 as a Human Resource Consultant and has become the area’s Human Resources Advocate for businesses. The HR Advocate program provides professional human resource solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, helping them "do well by doing it right." Employers who are balancing the demands of their biggest expense and most critical asset—their employees—as well as navigating an intricate maze of employment regulations, will find Joan’s expertise extremely valuable.

Joan is the creator of the exclusive “HR Power Hour,” and she uses her extensive background in human resources to serve her clients’ needs. She is a licensed employee benefits professional, and she has earned the Health Insurance Associate designation from the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) association. Joan is a member of SHRM and Certified Network Professionals (CNP).


Joan has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management.


  • Human resource help desk and crisis hotline
  • HR/employment law compliance audits
  • Employee handbook audits and development
  • HR process improvement consulting
  • Management and employee training programs
  • Employer/employee relations consulting
  • FMLA management
  • Disability accommodation assistance
  • Employee performance improvement plans
  • Job analysis and description development


Joan is a native of Northwest Ohio. She currently enjoys caring for two rescued Dachshunds, is an avid reader and collector of world history books, and has a passion for learning about natural health remedies.

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