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AODA Compliance – Jan 1, 2016

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is provincial legislation that was passed in 2005 with the goal of removing barriers for people with disabilities by 2025. This legislation is being phased with different Standards at  specific deadlines for implementation By January 1, 2010, designated public sector organizations had to meet the requirements of the […]

Mandate Letter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his mandate letters to each of his ministers on Friday, November 13, 2015. The letters outline provides a commitment from each ministers for the next four years. Specifically, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Mandate Letter includes: Improve our Employment Insurance (EI) system Improve workers’ access to good […]

Referrals

Working in the field of HR, I get many resumes as referrals.    Employee referral is where current employees  employed by an organization identify potential candidates for a job by their social networks. Most organizations give monetary incentive for referring a candidate who is hired. It is common that smart people know other  smart people, however, […]

Hours of Work

As organizations provide employees with laptops, smartphone, tablets etc, they are constantly working by responding to emails or telephone calls.  It’s the age of instant and constant communication. However, this can lead to burn out for many employees.  This can be demonstrated from the August 19, 2015, Harvard Business Review article, “The Research is Clear: […]

LinkedIn

In the age of social media, there many websites that can help connect with many people. One of the most popular social network service is LinkedIn where individuals can connect with other professionals.  Job recruiters are increasingly using LinkedIn as a source for finding potential candidates. Its very important that a LinkedIn profile captures the […]

5 year job anniversary

Many of us look for full time permanent jobs in a time of contract work.  These full time roles do have advantages of receiving benefits and the stability of a job.  However,  I found a recent article,  Why You Should Watch Out for Your 5-Year Job Anniversary, from the Harvard Business review that looks at […]

Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It

Human resources is a growing area.  It is a profession that has a history of being called “personnel” where the department just managed employee records, however,  Human resources has to be the most important part of any organizations. Put simply “humans” are the “resources” for every organization.  They’re the individuals who drive creativity and the […]