Human Resources Blog

  • Why “money doesn’t matter” when assessing reasonable notice

    By on November 23, 2016

    Original Post: HRM Canada written by Susan Crawford Sometimes, organizations find themselves in financial straits which call for immediate and often extreme action – such as dismissals. However, a leading industry lawyer has warned that such situations don’t make any difference when it comes to calculating reasonable notice. As employer counsel, it is not unusual for us to hear from

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  • 7 Ways People Quit Their Jobs

    By on October 5, 2016

    Original Post: Harvard Business Review – by Anthony C. Klotz and Mark C. Bolino Every day, employees resign from jobs. In the United States and Western Europe, annual resignation rates hover at just below ten percent, with much higher ratesfound in parts of Asia. Those currently entering the workforce are expected to engage in even more job hopping than prior generations, suggesting that employers may want

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  • Substance use “an emerging concern”

    By on September 7, 2016

    Substance abuse costs the Canadian economy an estimated $40 billion each year and has been linked to numerous workplace outcomes including absenteeism, lost productivity, on-the-job accidents and injuries, and workplace violence and harassment. Original Post: HRM Canada written by: By Mary-Lou MacDonald and Tyler Pirie While substance use in the workplace is not a new issue, it is one that is constantly evolving and

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  • Why it’s time for HR to step into the boardroom

    By on August 24, 2016

    With only 1 per cent of non-executive directors in ASX100 boardrooms come from an HR background, the time is nigh for this figure to increase dramatically. Original Post: HRM Canada written by:  Miklos Bolza Kylie Hammond, CEO of The Director Institute, noted this was likely because business today faces increasingly complex people-related challenges. “The concept of employee engagement has really shifted

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  • How to Know if Someone is Ready to be a Manager

    By on August 10, 2016

    Original Post: Harvard Business Review – written by Anna Ranieri When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above?

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