HR director vindicates profession with wrongful dismissal case win
A human resources director has won US$1 million in damages after a court found she was wrongfully fired for simply doing what she was paid to do.
Employee awarded $185m in pregnancy discrimination case
A US jury awarded a new mother $185 million in damages after they found that she had been a victim of pregnancy and gender discrimination.
Hipper than hip Canadian office spaces
Move over Google – please. Your office space is not the only one winning praise in corporate Canada for making work and, indeed, life easier for the rank and file.
HR looking for candidates in all the wrong places?
The divide between the use of social media by Canadian job hunters and its use by HR recruitment specialists may in fact be more of a chasm, according to a new study suggesting headhunting efforts are nonetheless poised for a sea-change.
Thanks, but no thanks, say Canadian women at work
Canadian women may be breaking down barriers to win equal workplace opportunity - but that doesn’t mean they actually want to work in senior roles.
What will HR be doing in 2025?
Some HR leaders at the highest levels of corporate Canada are now suggesting the profession’s penultimate success could see them moved outside their organizations and into the role of external consultants. But they won’t be alone, according to a new job-market forecast for 2025.
The trap of overpaying ‘elite’ workers
It may be a question of “How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?” But one developed country is now grappling with the challenge of repatriating workers “spoiled” by higher wages abroad.
How to improve relationships with contractors
More than half of contractors feel they are treated differently to permanent employees, according to a new whitepaper from recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.
How to handle a workplace stalker
Office crushes and romances aren’t uncommon, but what can HR do when one worker’s strong feelings aren’t reciprocated and they’re making the workplace uncomfortable?
What's the downside to using apps for employee benefit plans?
Using apps to improve member engagement in benefit plans is set to continue in 2015, but it might be working too well for some employers, according to one financial advisor.