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Tips for recruiting online

While it may be tempting to view the web as a wild west free-for-all, it is important to remember that the law still very much applies.

 

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Dishonesty in hiring process constitutes cause for dismissal

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has confirmed that, in certain scenarios, an employee’s dishonesty in the hiring process will constitute cause for dismissal. In this case, the plaintiff’s claim for wrongful termination was dismissed when the court found that the plaintiff’s omission on a security questionnaire amounted to dishonesty that went to the core of the employment relationship and was irreconcilable with sustained employment.

 

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Creating a stellar employee onboarding experience that helps employees soar!

Starting a new job is a bit like taking a trip. You do the research online, check out TripAdvisor, book your tickets, pre-book your seats, board the plane and hopefully everything goes well and you enjoy your vacation destination! This blog will go through the onboarding process for new employees in such way that employers […]

 

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Divergent movie raises interesting HR questions

Insurgent, the second film in the Divergent series, opened last April and hoped to make a big splash at the box office. Based on the books by Veronica Roth, the series depicts a dystopian future where young people are forced to survive crazy situations created by adults. What makes the Divergent series interesting for HR professionals and business owners, especially when compared to similar teen-friendly fare like The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, is the fact that its story-lines echo a number of issues relevant to today’s workplaces.

 

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Employers: Are your job ads in keeping with the Code?

When does a job advertisement breach the Ontario Human Rights Code? The same question was asked and answered in Wedley v. Northview Co-operative Homes Inc., 2008 HRTO 13. When the Complainant, Caroline Wedley, was terminated from her job as a cleaner, she alleged that she was told by management that they were seeking to hire two […]

 

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Hire like a freak

What if there was a way you could get the wrong candidates to de-select themselves for you?

 

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The importance of documentation when dealing with a human rights complaint

This human rights case demonstrates the importance of preparing and maintaining proper documentation when interviewing job applicants for a position with the employer. In fact, the notes of the hiring manager in this case highlighted the fact that there were other reasons for not hiring a job applicant—and those notes likely prevented the employer’s liability.

 

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The impact of human rights legislation on the interview process

Many H.R. Departments pride themselves on the skill with which they can interview prospective employees in order to assess their qualifications for the position being advertised, the fit of the employee with the organization, and the likelihood that the employee will stay with the organization for a reasonable period of time. What employers are often not cognizant of is the limitation imposed on this process by the provisions of various provincial and federal Human Rights statutes.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most read articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with discrimination based on on ethnic background and place of origin, amendments to the Old Age Security regulations, and what you need to remember when hosting company holiday parties.

 

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Hiring without hassles: recruiting and retaining the best employees while avoiding legal pitfalls and human rights issues

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“I’m the manager, I can hire anyone I want,” is a phrase that Human Resources professionals have heard many times. Employers do have every right to choose the employees that they want, but Human Resources professionals and legal counsel can help guide you through some of the legal and human rights issues regarding your obligations to applicants and throughout the recruitment process.

 

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Slaw: Applicants excluded from hiring process when name identified with a racialized group

A recent Human Rights Commission study measures the extent of discriminatory hiring practices existing in Quebec.

 

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Written agreements in the employment relationship are valuable

I have written in this blog and elsewhere, of the value in written employment contracts, written offers of employment, and written employment policies. Much like the break up of a marriage, the parties to the dissolution of the employment relationship often have widely divergent recollections of the understanding of the terms of the relationship when they were entered into. In particular,…

 

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Pre-hiring accommodation

As most of us are aware, the Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in the context of employment, and applies both during the employment relationship and in the hiring process. Most of us would take it as a given that you cannot make hiring decisions based upon grounds such as race, religion, gender, or disability. However, it is not quite as widely understood that the duty to accommodate an individual applies even to those who are not yet employees.

 

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