Changing Generations: The Evolution of Education

Young adults.

Teaching and training Gen Z has to be more about the ways in which they learn to get the best results Education is one of the pillars of human resources. If you want to have an up-to-date, efficient and impactful workforce, it is crucial to make training a continuous exercise. From onboarding to employee development, […]

What I Think: The New Work Context

Group of happy young people.

Retooling, reskilling, reshaping, reorganizing — all words used in reference to the “future workplace.” In reality, however, the future of work is already here, and HR need to begin managing this ever-changing workplace today. This was the premise of my recent address at the Business Media Leader Summit. For decades HR has primarily focused on […]

Conversations: Diverse Equality

Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons

Improving workplace diversity can lead to better problem-solving and reduce barriers for immigrant employees Diversity is a topic that has come under increasing scrutiny as research detailing its advantages and benefits has become more widely available. In today’s multicultural society, diverse workforces are commonplace rather than rare. But despite its prevalence, true equality has yet […]

Bon Voyage

The word "Bon Voyage" and a Boeing 737 superimposed over top.

Ensure your employees know the protocols and pitfalls of business travel because face-to-face still works for your bottom line Videoconferencing is being adopted more often. In the early years, video technology vendors told businesses that video conferencing would help eliminate travel by allowing people to communicate face-to-face but not in person. While that may be […]

The Hidden Savings HR Provides

Money sack with the letters "HR" on it.

How much does employee turnover cost? Though the estimates vary depending on seniority, experience and specialization, the rough estimate is anywhere from a third to a half of an employee’s salary added to whatever the position pays, according to The Work Institute’s 2017 Retention Report. High turnover might work for McDonald’s, but chances are your […]

Is HR a Service or Profit Centre?

Coins and question marks.

HR is often viewed as a service helping the business but not necessarily helping the bottom line Sometimes HR can have an identity crisis. Is HR a delivery service or part of a company’s bottom line?  There is no simple answer, and, in fact, you may find you are wearing both hats depending on what […]

Cannabis Culture: A Mini Case Study

Marijuana plant leaves.

As one of Canada’s newest industries, the cannabis sector is being built from basically nothing, so it has a very unique culture, says Alison McMahon, founder and chief executive officer of Cannabis at Work. “Layer on a constantly changing regulatory environment and pressure from capital markets and you get a very fast-paced environment where everyone […]

Does Your Company Culture Connect?

Circle of employees.

All companies have a culture. But have you cultivated it into what you want, and is it connecting with prospective employees? Technology start-up Givex Corp. sums up its company culture as forward-thinking. “Employees are collaborative, as well as team- and results-oriented,” says Alex Perez, the company’s vice-president of human resources. “Due to the nature of […]

Creating a “Yay, it’s Monday!” Mindset

"I Love Mondays" graphic.

Happiness sounds simple but takes work. Focus on these three techniques for sunnier days ahead We’ve all seen the memes on our social media accounts with the guy who is being hit in the face by a Monday — faceplants, trips, sleepy faces and grumpy-looking cats with quotes like “Of course it’s Monday … Does this look […]

Your Workplace Roundtable: Retirement Readiness

Brad Duce, Ivana Zanardo, Janice Holman, Derek Dobson

$756,000 is what your employees need to retire. How should employers help? Statistics can tell a lot of stories. When it comes to retirement, CIBC says that Canadians need to save about $756,000. The same report from the bank also says that 53% aren’t sure whether they are saving enough, and 37% haven’t even thought […]