The power of diversity: Why difference makes a difference
A same-same workforce fosters unchallenging debate, which may undermine quality decision-making and ultimately impact profitability.
Supreme Court to consider Abercrombie hijab suit
The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to consider whether clothing firm Abercrombie & Fitch practiced religious discrimination in firing Muslim employee Umme-Hani Khan for wearing her hijab, or religious headscarf, at work. The 19-year-old first started working at the Hollister store at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, Calif., in October 2008. Hollister is an Abercrombie brand targeting teenagers aged 14 through 18.
Healthcare workers rally outside legislature, promote safe staffing at roundtable
As health workers protested outside the Nova Scotia legislature on Friday, the province’s Liberal majority government passed through a law slashing the number of district authorities and bargaining units in the healthcare system. The Health Authorities Act cuts the number of bargaining units from 50 to four and the number of health authorities from 10 to two.
Legislation would ban after-work emails
A nation recognized as a global leader in workplace efficiency is now considering legislation that would make it illegal to email colleagues after 6pm.
The pitfalls of being an HR consultant
Considering transitioning off the corporate ladder and into your own HR consultancy?
CEO offers $7,500 for staff who switch off
Incentivising your team to genuinely switch off will not only help stave off burnout, but it can also boost productivity and teamwork.
Canadian HR Awards finalists revealed
Leaders in human resources – from the who’s who of Corporate Canada to the individual directors reshaping human resources – form the list of finalists for the inaugural Canadian HR Awards, a national celebration of excellence in people management.
Ford of Canada to recruit for more than 1,000 jobs
Ford of Canada will be offering additional competition to employers in the auto sector. The firm said Wednesday that it plans to beef up its Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario by more than 1,000 hourly jobs as part of a growth initiative.
Lighter side: Graduate channels David Brent
After 100 rejections, a frustrated job seeker in the UK has channelled Ricky Gervais to impress would-be employers.
Lighter side: People who screwed up their one job…
From recruitment ads that need a good proofing, to suggestive company logos that beggar belief, these workplace fails had us chuckling.