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The HR Professional April 2018 Issue

HR Professional April 2018


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Show Me the Money

Starting salary: negotiable or not?

Many job postings close with a statement indicating salary is negotiable, but how often do job seekers speak up to secure a better package? According to a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, 36 per cent of Canadian workers tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer.

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Great Workplaces

The link between engagement, trust and revenue

By Jen Wetherow

For more than two decades, companies on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For have provided three times the return of standard stocks (Figure 1). One thing they have in common? These are large companies that dedicate considerable resources toward employee engagement. It seems that a correlation clearly exists between organizational trust, employee engagement and performance.

Undermining the Binary

When it comes to inclusivity at work, the language we use is of critical importance. Here’s why.

By Alyson Nyiri, CHRL

There’s no doubt about it: feminism has arrived in the workplace. Gender, sex and sexuality are part of our new lexicon. Discussions within an organization about people and talent need to integrate current thinking about gender, sex and sexualities.

Reframing HR for the Future of Work

Prioritizing people at all levels is the key to an organization’s success 

By Justin Fragapane

By now, we’re all hopefully aware that the shift toward employee engagement is here to stay.

A Benefit to All

Getting the most from your health and safety committee

By Jennifer Miller

Recruitment, diversity, motivation, effectiveness and retention: these are the cornerstones that an efficient health and safety committee is built on. Getting the most from your health and safety committee is beneficial to everyone.

Mental Illness at Work

Why employers need a change of mind

By Ed Mantler

Unemployment rates for people living with mental health challenges can be as high as 70 to 90 per cent, which disadvantages employers as much as it discriminates against people keen to be part of Canada’s economy. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), stigma and prejudice, along with inadequate employment supports, are major obstacles that prevent people with mental illnesses from getting – and keeping – a job.

How to Achieve National Pharmacare

A clear definition is needed before proceeding

By Helen Stevenson

Calls for national pharmacare, which have long been simmering, have boiled over as of late. The federal government has taken the first step toward a national strategy with the release of the 2018 Federal Budget. Dr. Eric Hoskins, the former Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario, will chair an advisory council to review options and establish ideas for the framework for a national pharmacare program.