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When Human Resources Are The Problem

When Human Resources Are The Problem

Human Resources fulfils an important and complex role balancing what’s best for the company with what is best for its employees. When employees experience interpersonal issues at work, HR is often considered as the go-to. But what do you do when HR ignores the problem, makes it worse, or is the problem? Former engineer at Uber, Susan J. Fowler, claimed her HR department was part of a significant...

RANT: Does the Law Society of Ontario Have ANY Teeth?

RANT: Does the Law Society of Ontario Have ANY Teeth?

I started my career as a Law Clerk in December 1991. Bright-eyed and bushy tailed like all lawyers will tell you, the pursuit of justice, equity, fairness, and truth was my driving force. I even wrote my LSATS a couple of years later, having contemplated becoming that ‘keeper of the keys of justice’ (so-called). After working with and for lawyers for 2+ years at the time, I soon realized, it was...

Employee Retention and Engagement During The Great Resignation

Employee Retention and Engagement During The Great Resignation

Talent acquisition, employee retention and employee engagement are all hot-ticket items that all HR professionals currently face in today’s Covid great resignation world. Employees want to be included in discussions that affect them in a collaborative, respectful manner. While all companies, from global companies to small and medium-sized businesses, face individual ‘people’ challenges, there...

Why HR plays a critical role in ensuring a positive change management experience

Why HR plays a critical role in ensuring a positive change management experience

The past two years have forced business leaders to embrace a ‘changing and ever-evolving business model’, to adapt to constantly changing circumstances. Many businesses have had to implement various large-scale change initiatives with little to no preparation out of sheer necessity to survive (downsizing, work from home, and other such flexible arrangements). HR professionals have played a key...

Organizational Designs: Intro to Holacracy

Organizational Designs: Intro to Holacracy

Hola-what? Holacracy! A relatively new and innovative approach to organizational structure, holacracy is defined as: “A method of decentralized management and organizational governance, which claims to distribute authority and decision-making through a holarchy of self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a management hierarchy. Individual employees can take on a role or multiple roles...

Shifting from Diversity and Inclusion to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Shifting from Diversity and Inclusion to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

One HR concept that we know will remain a focus for organizations in the years to come is diversity and inclusion. It is imperative that along with these two concepts we acknowledge and address equity as well. The truth is, without equity, focusing on diversity and inclusion will not be as effective, and will not suffice. Over the past few years, and especially throughout 2020, the focus on...

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