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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP VOLUME 35 / NUMBER 6 MAY 2018
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Jason Beeho, Levitt LLP
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Cheryl Fullerton, Corus Entertainment Inc.
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of your operations? If your answer is no, it’s likely that will
be changing in the coming years.
Our cover feature for this issue of HR Professional
explores HR’s relationship with the current and future “Gig
Economy.” According to the experts, this is the way that many
people are choosing to structure their careers, and HR needs to
shift the way they think about, plan for, recruit and engage tal-ent
in this new world of staffing. We’re no longer living in an era
where the majority of employees want to be full-time workers at
one company for years on end. To read more about the non-tra-ditional
workforce and what HR needs to know, turn to page 18.
This issue also includes an article that will come in handy as
your employees depart for their summer vacations. Turn to page
23 to learn more about information security and how to keep con-fidential
information private as employees decide to check their
emails outside of the office. More than half of Canadians don’t
know how to identify an unsecured Wi-Fi connection, which can
put your company at risk for a security breach.
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As always, I hope that you enjoy this issue of HR Professional,
and I look forward to receiving your thoughts and feedback.
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