Published Articles

August 2018

  • 2020 Recruiting

    Three smart ways to improve recruiting effectiveness in the digital age

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here and it is creating a major shift in not only who we hire, but why and how.

  • System Update

    Seven key questions for HR tech investment success

    By Derek Smith


    With an ever-growing HR tech landscape, it can be difficult to identify the platforms that will work for you and help you meet business goals.

  • Sponsorship

    The secret to improving diversity at Canadian companies

    By Laura Sherbin


    Canada’s ministerial cabinet may be one of the world’s most diverse when it comes to gender and race – 50 per cent are women and a quarter are people of colour

  • Balancing Security and Convenience

    What happens when security and convenience are at odds?

    By Ching Mac


    Here’s a common workplace situation to consider: anemployee wants to work from home because she is having a contractor in to do some work on her kitchen.

  • Targeted Search

    Why aren’t the right people applying to your job ads?

    By Rowan O’Grady


    If you have been in HR for a long time, you probably remember the days when newspaper ads and rolodexes were the only items in the recruitment toolbox.

  • A New Normal

    Promotions without a raise can still be motivating

    By Koula Vasilopoulos



    One of your top performers has filled the same role for several years and gives their all every day.

  • Intra-personal Skills

    A proactive way to personal sustainability

    By Dr. Helena Lass


    A mentally healthy workplace is one that protects and promotes mental wellness.

  • Mental Health is Everyone’s Concern

    How can your workplace help?

    By Dr. Sam Mikail


    Mental health is an invisible illness that impacts the lives of half (49 per cent) of all Canadians.

  • Marijuana in the Workplace

    What employers and employees need to know

    By Aviva B. Abraham


    Once recreational marijuana becomes legal this fall, a major increase in marijuana consumption is expected.

  • The Cost of Security

    Performing a risk assessment and knowing how much to invest

    By Bill Ross


    We live in a world where more and more business is conducted over the Internet. Whether it is online banking, shopping and paying for what you buy online and a host of other things,

  • Making it Last

    Focusing on individual employee needs boosts your retention

    By Chris Bruce


    Employee loyalty is harder to secure now than ever before – especially amongst younger generations joining the workforce.

  • Middle Man

    10 mistakes that mediators should avoid

    By Peter Israel


    Whether due to mandatory mediation in certain jurisdictions or parties’ general desire to find an alternative to courts and the litigation process, mediation is increasingly being used to resolve employment law and other legal disputes.

  • Meet the HR Influencers:  Mary Silverthorn, CHRE

    For Mary Silverthorn, human resources is about ensuring front line employees have the support they need to do their jobs effectively. 

  • Defaulting to Open

    Shopify's Culture team empowers employees to give their best to the company

    By Sarah B. Hood


    Since it was conceived in 2006 with five employees working out of a coffee shop, Shopify has become one of Canada’s most successful tech companies.

  • The Recruitment Rethink

    Social Media, Tech and Fierce Competition have radically changed how we find, inform and engage the best candidates.

    By Melissa Campeau


    Most areas of business have been through seismic shakeups in the last decade or so. The rise of social media, for example, has forced a complete redesign of marketing strategy.