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 third quarter of 2015.

July

HSBC employees sacked after staging mock ISIS execution

The bank apologised after the abhorrent video – filmed during a team building exercise – emerged online.

Canadian HR Awards: finalists confirmed

Two months before the winners were eventually named, HRM revealed the names of those who made it through to the final stage of considerations.

Major buyout offer for Tim Hortons employees

Fifteen per cent of the total workforce was offered severance packages as the Canadian coffee giant continued to make major changes in the wake of its Burger King merger.

IKEA makes historic living wage offer

The Swedish furniture giant became the first national retailer to offer all UK employees the recognized living wage.

August

Government makes DC plan decision for ORPP

11th The provincial government defined DC plans offering total contributions of 8 per cent as comparable to the ORPP 

HR vice president names in Canadian sexual harassment lawsuit

18th Karen Hacker, a senior vice president of HR at Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games, was named in the lawsuit.

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