What happened in HR? 2015 recap

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HR is a constantly changing industry and over the past year we’ve seen a number of major stories break, develop and eventually disappear. So what big hitters have you forgotten about?

Here, HRM takes a look back at the prominent articles that grabbed HR professionals’ attention in the second quarter of 2015.

April

CBC sacks HRD over Jian Ghomeshi scandal

In mid-April, the organization finally “severed ties” with two execs, including HRD Todd Spencer.

Jian Ghomeshi report: why HR needs to read it

The independent report revealed that policies which appeared solid in
theory came to fail catastrophically.

1 in 5 HR managers have asked illegal interview questions

A comprehensive industry survey revealed some disappointing failures by HR professionals.

Verdict released on alleged Ottawa bid-riggers

After a seven-year trial, a jury reached its decision on the high-profile scandal involving nine defendants.

May

Worst sectors for heavy drinking and drug use revealed

HR managers in certain industries were made frighteningly aware of the increased risk their employees face.

Hydro One’s ‘zero tolerance’ sees vulgar employee fired

In a case of shocking on-screen sexism, one worker accosted a female reporter and was later fired.

Left in the lurch employer awarded $56,000 in damages

In a positive ruling for employers, a B.C. court said it’s a two-way street when it comes to “reasonable” notice.

Mayor issues Pan Am plea to employers

John Tory called on employers to make some big changes on the run up to the major sporting event.

June

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