Lighter Side: Fired for legally buying pot
Many employers aren’t too interested what employees do in their free time, but being interviewed about your enthusiasm for drugs is something HR can't ignore.
Office rules that would drive you bananas
How would you feel about certain fruits being banned in the workplace? Or having to stand when your boss arrives? Some managers have bizarre demands when it comes to office rules.
Lighter side: A toast to quirky resumes
Home brew, dedicated websites, Lego figures – job seekers will go to extraordinary lengths to make sure that employers notice their CVs. HRM takes a look at some of the most creative resumes out there.
Is your desk less hygienic than a toilet?
A new report on hygiene indicates that almost half of adults eat at their desks – which carry more bacteria than a toilet seat.
Five tips for acing a HR job interview
As HR professionals, conducting job interviews is our bread and butter. But being on the other side of the interview requires different skills and not everyone gets it right. HRM looks at how to avoid the pitfalls.
Partial settlement reached in Nortel $7.3 billion pension debate
A settlement has been reached with some of the Canadian company’s international divisions, but the organization still faces a long road to resolution.
Company offers employees $25,000 to quit
Want to make sure you have an engaged workforce? One gaming company is offering its workers a great incentive to quit if they’re unhappy, leaving behind those who love the job.
Can you fire someone for swearing at work?
Following some high profile cases in the US, HRM looks into whether Canadian employers can legally fire people for swearing. As it turns out, the answer depends on the context.
Five ways to boost workplace diversity
Is your organization talking about diversity, but not taking enough action? HR leader Dennis Fong shares his award winning diversity strategy.
Who’d throw a friend under a bus for a promotion?
Which of your employees would ditch a friend if it meant a better job, and who would rather lose out on the step up? Hint: Millennials aren’t known for their loyalty.