Published Articles

July 2018

  • Meet the HR Influencers: Dr. Parbudyal Singh, DHRP

    Dr. Parbudyal Singh is used to being a trailblazer.

    As a professor of human resources management at York University, a published author and a renowned academic, Singh is also the very first recipient of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)’s highest honour.

  • Stepping Up

    Leading employees outside their comfort zone to meet evolving organizational needs

    By Alison Grenier


    One of the key functions of human resources is to ensure individual employees are matched with job roles that complement their skills, thereby maximizing personal productivity for employees and the organization overall.

  • What Goes Around...

    Five reasons to hire a boomerang employee

    By Derek Smith


    It’s no longer commonplace for an employee to stay with one organization for their entire career, nor is it likely they will have just one career throughout their years of employment.

  • Fear Factor: Recruitment Edition

    Facing the fear in the hiring process

    By Evert Akkerman


    We tend to underestimate the role of fear in business decisions, including those on recruitment and selection. Fear is a powerful driver of human behaviour: fear of making the wrong decision, fear of losing face, fear of losing a job and fear of not being liked.

  • Wellness Through Tech

    Using technology to promote employee wellness

    By Chris Bruce


    All employers want to create a supportive and encouraging work environment for their employees. Providing easy access to benefits that meet the needs of their employees is a failsafe way companies can demonstrate their commitment to improving the overall wellness of their people.

  • Finding the Right Fit

    Leadership retention is all about the intangibles

    By Jamie Hoobanoff


    There are countless studies and reports that speak to the challenges organizations of all sizes are facing in recruiting senior level talent. And when they succeed in finding candidates, employers are equally challenged to retain them.

  • A Warm Welcome

    The power of getting diversity and inclusion right in the workplace

    By Rachel Crowe


    Does your organization make diversity and inclusion a priority? Often, it can seem daunting, time-intensive and expensive – and there can be confusion around how to create meaningful change in the workplace.

  • Funding Health

    The rising costs and challenges of managing benefit plans

    By Stéphanie Myner-Nham


    Affordable benefit plans are an essential incentive for employees, but currently pose challenges for companies as costs continue to rise and health claims and prescription drug requirements become more complex.

  • More Than Fun and Games

    Strategy and a focus on outcomes can help organizations reap better rewards from gamification

    By Melissa Campeau


    A few years ago, U.S. automotive retail chain Pep Boys faced a challenge. Despite plenty of awareness programs, the company couldn’t get their safety and inventory loss numbers where they wanted them to be.

  • The #MeToo Movement

    Up close and personal

    By Sheryl L. Johnson


    We have all heard men describe the workplace climate during and following the initial foray of the #MeToo movement as being a “scary place for a man.” This was particularly the case when they witnessed the spike in the number of sexual harassment allegations being made, including those from decades prior.