Time off for charity work can improve retention
Allow staff paid time off to engage in charity work and you could boost retention and motivation at the same time as positively associating your company with a community cause.
Out of vacation days? Buy someone else’s
US firms are embracing an unusual “buy-sell” program for employees to trade their vacation days for cash – or vice versa.
Are you really listening to your staff, or is it all talk?
It’s easy for HR to send out company-wide messages, and rely on the annual company survey for feedback, but should your company be doing more?
Unlicensed employment agencies face charges over illegal foreign worker fees
Two employment agencies allegedly exploited foreign workers, playing on their desire to live and work in Canada
Electric company fined $150,000 over worker death
An Ontario company that failed to ensure their employee’s safety will pay $150,000, plus a victim fee over an incident that killed one worker and injured another.
Will your non-compete clause actually hold up in court?
An on-going case in B.C. shows companies need a clear non-compete clause to avoid having to prove “irreparable” harm to get an injunction on a former employee before trial
Are children the key to work-life harmony?
A study has found that those married with children scored higher on the Work-Life Index, compared to those without
Have you been blindsided by charisma?
Charisma is the vital ‘somethin somethin’ that is as vital to leadership – but there are big-payoffs to resisting the charms of your biggest talent.
Can you drug test employees? So far the answer is a resounding “maybe”
Impairment is a serious safety issue, but drug testing workers is a complicated issue for employers and HR
Staff allergy prompts poinsettia ban at Bell’s biggest office
In an example of accommodation across a large office complex 6,000 staff at Bell’s Mississauga office have been told to get rid of any poinsettias on site