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Trusted human resources leadership

Can you trust your HR Department? Trust is one of the most valuable assets in any organization and the level of trust within an organization is a key factor in long-term organizational success.

 

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada warns stakeholders not to give immigration advice

Last year, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published a notice on its website, which provided valuable guidance regarding the giving of immigration advice. The notice focuses on: (1) travel agents, (2) employment agents and recruiters, (3) human resources professionals, (4) educational agents, (5) adoption agencies, and (6) live-in caregivers’ agents. It warns these entities not to engage in the unauthorized practice of law and indicates that merely advising someone on their immigration options can be considered unauthorized practice.

 

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The value of working from home questioned: Whether to implement flexible work arrangements or not?

The recent decision by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to ban working from home for “Yahoos” has been both widely criticised and applauded. The decision has been criticised for undermining the growing trend toward telecommuting and other flexible work arrangements which enable employees to better balance work/life challenges, especially important to women with children […]

 

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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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Using social media in the workplace

There has been a recent wave of headlines referencing incidents in which employees have been fired as a result of their online conduct, usually on Facebook or personal blogs. Human resources professionals seem to be struggling to deal with this relatively new issue effectively, and are often at a loss as to how to monitor and respond to employee online behaviour. What is often ignored, however, is how companies, and HR persons in particular, can use social media to their advantage.

 

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