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The death knell for human resources?

A recent article in the Globe and Mail’s careers section caused me to do a triple-take. It quoted studies indicating that the more an organization seeks to be undiscriminating and merit-based in its employment practices, the less likely it is to achieve those objectives. (In PDF)

Just cause not relevant when determining misconduct in EI application

The Federal Court of Appeal just confirmed that an employee who engaged in misconduct and lost his job was not allowed to receive Employment Insurance benefits…

Report on work absences in 2011

Statistics Canada has published its updated absenteeism report for 2011, indicating little change from the year before. From 2001 to 2011, in an average week, 8.1 percent of “fulltime employees holding one job were absent from work for all or part of the week for personal reasons.”

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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