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National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating 20 years

On June 21, the summer solstice, National Aboriginal Day is celebrated in Canada. This day of recognition and celebration was established, in cooperation with Indigenous organizations, to honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. While these three groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

 

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Part 3 of 5: Getting started with people analytics, 10 common questions

In our last two blog posts we covered five of the most common questions and concerns HR professionals raise when considering getting started with workforce analytics. Now let’s move onto two more questions and concerns and how you can overcome them.

 

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Tax freedom days are here again… Happy days are here again!

According to the Fraser Institute, tax freedom day falls on June 7 this year. From that day onward, employees are finally working for themselves and their family.

 

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Part 2 of 5: Getting started with people analytics, 10 common questions

In our last blog we covered three common concerns and questions HR professionals often raise when considering getting started with workforce analytics. Now let’s move onto two more questions and concerns and how you can overcome them.

 

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Tempest in a teapot – How to make your employees boil over

A recent news report stated that DavidsTea, and several popular retailers, have been asked by multiple US jurisdictions to provide information regarding the use of “on-call” shifts. According to the article “DavidsTea under fire for scheduling of staff,” the practice of “on-call” scheduling requires employees to call in to the employer prior to shift to confirm if they are required to come in.

 

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Part 1 of 5: Getting started with people analytics, 10 common questions

For many in HR, getting serious about workforce analytics represents a change to the way things have been. To help navigate this change, we’ve put together answers to 10 of the most common concerns and questions we get asked by HR professionals as they are looking to get started with workforce analytics. In this blog, we’ll cover three of these concerns/questions. Stay tuned for our follow-on blogs that will cover the remaining seven.

 

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Hiring human resources staff member v. a human resources consultant

As Human Resources (HR) Consultants, we have often been posed the question: Why should we hire you rather than just hiring an HR employee?

 

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Negotiating BYOD cell phones at termination

You bring the employee into the boardroom, have an awkward 5 minute discussion about restructuring and the elimination of her role, thank her for her years of service, hand her the termination package with the various settlement package details, request that she returns all company property and offer to help her pack her personal items.

Then, she asks about her cell phone.  Can she keep the phone?  Can she keep the phone number? 

 

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Three CHRO hot topics- 3 of 3

This 3rd Hot Topic is: We need to get a better understanding of manager impact.

 

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Employee motivation as the key to higher retention rates

Employee morale and employee retention go hand in hand.  If employees do not feel motivated at work, they will most likely start to look for new jobs elsewhere.

 

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Tipping is not a city in China, it is now a regulated practice in many provinces

On December 7, 2015 Ontario passed an amendment to its Employment Standards Act to protect employees’ tips from being usurped by business managers and owners. The amendment will come into effect six months after it receives Royal Assent. In most provinces, tips and gratuities are specifically excluded from the definition of “wages” in employment standards laws…

 

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Three CHRO hot topics – 2 of 3

In this second blog topic, we’re going to look at CHRO Hot Topic #2: There’s a shift underway in the Engagement space. From what I can see, there are a number of forces at play in the engagement industry.

 

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Three CHRO hot topics- 1 of 3

I recently met with about 15 Talent & HR Executives over the course of a few days. While there were many fascinating conversations, there are three themes that really stood out for me:

 

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Why your HRIS analytics and reporting just isn’t enough

In this blog, I tackle a question that gets asked a lot: “Can’t my HR & Talent Systems provide the analytics and reporting I need?”

 

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