Does anyone actually like the annual performance review? Reviewers/managers hate doing them, employees do not like receiving them (but also don’t like it if they don’t get regular reviews) and human resources dreads the additional administrative work that comes with them. Each year there are countless articles written about why they should be eliminated, fixed,
HR Matters! Human Resources. Some people are huge fans. Some find HR a necessary annoyance, and others avoid HR like the plague. In reality, perceptions about HR change depending on what is happening, both internally and externally, at any point in time. Take the past year for example. With the COVID-19 pandemic, HR has stepped
The recent events in the US, George Floyd’s death, the protests against racism, followed by similar events in Canada, have led many of us to question what racism actually is, how it shows up and how it impacts our communities and workplaces. Understandably, this is a very difficult conversation to have because Canadians pride ourselves
This article is intended to spark discussion about where and when (and if) initials should be included with your name. It is interesting to note the diversity of opinions.
When I say Human Resources is a function, I mean it is the responsibility of every manager, supervisor, or team leader to undertake the function of human resources management. I can’t tell you how many times I have had a supervisor say to me “I have no time to manage people, there is too much
This article discusses whether working from home is truly sustainable once offices reopen. Can organizations truly change their culture, systems and processes to embrace and trust people working from home?
Security became quite an issue for me during a recent stay at a large hotel. As I entered the hotel from the parkade, a man carrying a mop was getting on the empty elevator. He held the door for me. Feeling somewhat rude, but concerned about my personal safety, I politely declined to ride with
Are you absolutely certain that you understand all the nuances of the laws regulating sexual harassment in the workplace? Unfortunately, it is all too common to hear comments like, “well, I may not understand all the technical legal jargon, but I know I will recognize it when I see it.” Wrong! Not only is that