Published Articles

February 2019

  • Recruitment Marketing

    The hottest trend for 2019?

    By Lee-Martin Seymour


    There are so many exciting HR trends that are expected to emerge or evolve in 2019 – AI, candidate experience and real-time measurement to name just a few. However, one that should really be discussed is recruitment marketing.

  • Building a Bridge to the Future of Work

    The end of traditional offices and the rise of digital nomads

    By Karoli Hindriks


    Remember fax machines? You know, those clunky shrines to the 20th-century office? It may be hard to believe now, but at one time they were seen as innovative and cutting-edge, a symbol of the future of work at the time. Like many of the nostalgic technological tools from yesteryear, the way we work is on the same path to becoming obsolete.

  • Reduce Millennials’ Cybersecurity Risks

    Younger generations’ trusting relationship with technology could create security threats for organizations

    By Francis Dinha


    Millennials represented 35 per cent of the labour force in 2017, and the share of Gen Zers is growing every day. Since these generations grew up immersed in technology, they tend to be far more tech savvy than their older counterparts, especially in the workplace.

  • Do Good, Find Talent

    Why corporate social responsibility should be a key component of every company’s talent acquisition strategy

    By Caroline Stephens



    As the race for talent tightens in Canada, it has become imperative that employers go above and beyond the norm to refine their recruitment strategies and attract talent, and to retain their current workforce. One area that has taken on major significance for all talent, but primarily millennials, is corporate social responsibility (CSR). By 2025, three-quarters of the world’s working population will be millennials.

  • Debunking the Myth

    Why you want Millennials on your team

    By Catherine Finley


    Stereotypes about millennials are as abundant as the demographics’ presence in today’s workforce, which will account for three quarters of the global workforce by 2025. Society’s most buzzed-about generation is frequently perceived as one that prioritizes experiences over financial security and one that is happy to jump between jobs without giving a lot of thought to long-term career goals.

  • Finding the Right Temp.

    Help your workers beat the winter blues

    By Rhea Attar


    Employers may be facing grumpier-than-usual workers this month. The culprit? Cold temperatures. Of the Canadian employees responding to a 2018 Accountemps survey, 56 per cent said winter weather has a negative impact on their state of mind and 25 per cent cite January as the unhappiest month of the year.

  • It’s All About  the Attitude

    A workforce of continuous learners has become a business imperative

    By Marni Johnson


    The world of work today is a very different place than it was even five years ago, and it is continuing to transform at lightning speed with the impact of digitization. A recent RBC report noted, “More than 25 per cent of Canadian jobs will be heavily disrupted by technology in the coming decade. Fully half will go through a significant overhaul of the skills required.”

  • High-trust Workplaces Promote Employee Well-being

    Demonstrated commitment from leaders is needed TO make this a part of an organization’s culture

    By Graham Lowe, PhD


    Great workplaces aren’t defined by eye-popping perks, pay and benefits. Rather, what these workplaces have in common is a culture of trust. Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW) has set the standard for defining and measuring what it means to be a high-trust workplace. A key insight from GPTW’s research is that trust-based cultures not only drive superior business performance, they also foster employee well-being.

  • Retain and Gain

    Employee retention in the non-profit sector

    By Lisa Taylor


    “Large organizations can provide careers. Agencies of our size can provide only provide jobs.”

    This sentiment, heard in various flavours, from non-profit leaders highlights a critical myth that holds organizations back from retaining top talent.

  • Improve Talent Identification and Retention

    Integrating talent management and knowledge management

    By Mostafa Sayyadi


    Executives are spending more time concerned about operational risk than ever before. Operational risk is an operational approach to represent knowledge management, but in this case, it seeks to manage organizational knowledge in order to identify, satisfy and retain talent.

  • Four Principles of Execution

    The skills for creating a great product can transfer to HR initiatives

    By Tom Murry


    Jim Rohn, the author of TwelvePillars, brilliantly wrote, “Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” Whether one is in the fashion, publishing, automobiles, hotels, restaurants or technology industries – the four same basic principles of execution apply. They are the same everywhere.

  • Meet the HR Influencers:

    Bill Pallett

    By Lisa Gordon


    Bill Pallett believes one of his biggest strengths as a human resources leader comes from the time he spent with his head in the clouds.

    As an in-flight service director for Wardair in the early 1970s, Pallett learned the value of a strong operational background. When he moved into his next role recruiting and training for the airline, that experience was crucial to his success and credibility as an HR leader.

  • The Right Fit

    Former Calvin Klein CEO shares wisdom about fit and strategies for success

    By Heather Hudson


    When Tom Murry was 18, he learned a lesson about work that he never forgot.

    The son of an oil executive, he was handed a job on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Stepping onto the rig for the first time, 80 miles off the shores of Louisiana, he wore a brand-new uniform and carried a pristine helmet – and was instantly met with a wave of hostility. “I quickly learned that I had taken one of the regular worker’s jobs,” he said.

  • Making Wellness Stick

    HR Professionalspeaks with leadership and wellness coach Gail Voisin on how to think (way) beyond programs for a healthier, happier and more productive workforce

    By Melissa Campeau


    Many organizations will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on developing and implementing corporate wellness only to be faced with waning enthusiasm and interest just a short while down the road. That’s a huge missed opportunity since wellness, when done right and effectively sustained, boosts employees’ overall health and helps an organization save money and reap greater profits.

  • A More Engaged and Diverse (Global) Workforce

    How HR plays a strategic role

    By Karen Trenton


    As all HR professionals know, a company’s greatest strength is its workforce. So, what happens when that workforce encompasses thousands of employees working in various countries around the world? What happens when an organization is faced with different corporate structures and cultural demands across its diverse workforce that are all equally important?

  • Streamline Hiring and Attract Top Talent

    Four tips for successful recruitment this year

    By Jamie Hoobanoff


    Business owners looking for different ways to restructure or expand their organization will need much more than luck this month. For many HR professionals, the hiring process can be cumbersome.

  • Welcoming Gen Z to the Workforce

    Attract and retain the next generation of rising stars

    By Eric Beaudan and Mary Barroll


    What makes a potential leader? It is the number one question that most organizations grapple with today. While there is no one predictor that wins out above all, research has revealed that there are specific personality traits that tend to be more present in high-potentials. Despite the emphatic hype, it seems that the younger generation of leaders possesses plenty of high potential talent.

  • New Year, Same Employment Standards

    Ontario reverses Bill 148’s sweeping employment law changes

    By Dylan Augruso


    For Ontario’s government and its lawmakers, 2018 was a year full of discussion, debate, lobbying and eventually re-writing of Ontario’s employment laws. However, the final result was not very much change at all.

  • Providing Support

    How EAPs can help in times of crises

    By Charles Benayon


    Today, there is an increasing number of traumatic events that affect our daily lives. These events are no longer regulated to the home or the workplace, but are unfortunately becoming more frequent in the community. When a crisis takes place, it’s important for Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to support employees, as well as the community.

  • Canadian Experience (Not) Required

    It’s time for organizations to remove this dated requirement

    By Margaret Eaton


    An accountant from England who was born in India shares his frustrations of searching for a job in Canada. Finally, in desperation, he asked a hiring manager, “Do you have debits in Canada? Do you have credits in Canada?” The hiring manager eventually understood that being an accountant in England is not that different from being an accountant in Canada and offered him a job.