Published Articles

September 2018

  • Meet the HR Influencers:  Maura Richardson, CHRE

    By Lisa Gordon


    Since 1991, Maura Richardson has been creating human resources strategy and driving execution for top consumer brands such as Estée Lauder, Shoppers Drug Mart, L Brands and Sephora.

  • Effective Instruction

    Improving your workplace training results

    By Jeff Thorne


    There is a constant declaration that common sense isrequired in health and safety. But, current accident and incident statistics seem to demonstrate that common sense doesn’t exist.

  • Remote Work

     Is it time to offer  this employee perk?

     By Michael French


    Talented professionals are dedicated to their careers, but they prefer to work for employers that support their efforts to have a fulfilling personal life as well.

  • Looking Up

    How employers can combat tech addiction

    By Michael Serbinis


    While the science of tech addiction is still up for debate, there’s no doubt the obsession with screens is real.

  • Automatic Engagement

    Four ways AI is solving seasonal hiring challenges

    By Chris Collins


    During this time of the year, many organizations increase their workforce to take into account the demands on their business.

  • Recruiting and Retaining Changemakers

    How to recognize and reward entrepreneurial behaviour

    By Kathy Enros


    The term “startup culture” is often used when referring to the cliché garage-based company in its infancy stages.

  • The Thinking Rethink

    Increasing demands on HR professionals means it’s more important than ever to set aside some time to disconnect and reflect 

    By Dan Pontefract



    It is getting worse and worse. It’s become a modern day form of insanity. The freneticism. The peripatetic state of HR.

  • Making Good

    HR giving back in a meaningful way 

    By Jamie Hoobanoff


    We all know that giving back is an important part of business, but just how important is it? Who does it benefit and how do we ensure that employees get involved?

  • From Warm and Fuzzy to ROI

    Analytics is changing the importance of culture in the workplace

    By Muni Boga


    Every leader has heard the Peter Drucker quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” and many successful organizations around the world

  • Stigmatized at Work

    Barriers to psychological health and safety

    By Dr. Kate Toth, CHRL


    Considerable recent efforts by mental health leaders inCanada have been successful in opening the conversation about mental health in the workplace.

  • Facing Business Disruption?

    Disrupt your learning!

    By Sam Herring


    One of the most pressing forces of change in today’s world, across all aspects of society, is digital disruption.

  • The Truth About Sit-Stand Workstations

    What should employers know?

    By Marnie Downey R.Kin., M.Sc.


    Over the last several years, the media has been focusing on how prolonged sitting at work can negatively impact worker’s health.

  • Cannabis in the Workplace

    Will employers ever be ready?

    By Paula Allen


    Creating new policies and revising existing processes to address new legislation is commonplace in business.

  • Planning Ahead

    Why employers need to implement eldercare programs

    By Susan Hyatt


    The population is aging and that brings all kinds of consequences. It impacts families, their financial resources, the healthcare system and the workforce.

  • A Designed Experience

    What HR should know about employee experience

    By Karen Jaw-Madson


    Of all the conversations around the future of HR, two topics are most likely to make an appearance: technology and the employee experience.

  • Changes Are Coming

    Disrupt the traditional executive search process to find exceptional leadership talent

    By Richard Joly


    When it was first founded in the 1920s, the executive search industry was based on secrecy and backroom maneuvers.

  • The New World of Work

    Creating a high-performance culture

    By Hawley Kane


    The way we engage with work today has changed. Constant advances in technology, multiple generations and cultures

  • Updating Expectations

     Preparing for the legalization of recreational cannabis

    By Kym Fawcett


    With the pending legalization of recreational cannabis across Canada coming in October, employers are thinking about the impact this could have on their workplace.

  • The Changing World of L&D

    From curation to data analysis to multiple delivery channels, learning and development has evolved. Is your organization keeping up?

    By Melissa Campeau


    In the past decade, the world of learning and development has undergone some massive changes.