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The HR Professional - February 2018 Issue

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Second-class Salaries

The Gender Pay Gap has been making headlines for decades – so how much progress has been made?

By Liz Bernier

Seventy-four cents on the dollar. That’s a figure cited almost endlessly in conversation about the Gender Pay Gap. For every dollar earned by a male worker, a female worker earns an average of 74 cents.

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Counting on Compensation Trends

By Karen Stone, CHRE

The human resources area of compensation practice is a vastly different place than it was just two decades ago. The emergence of new thinking has led us to create many new best practices that have resulted in more transparency and equitable pay practices in many businesses today.

Departing Employees and Workplace Investigations

Computer forensics and legal implications

By Aniko Kiss and Matthew Law

Companies frequently have to deal with departing employees who try to take confidential information to a competitor and/or use the company’s confidential information to poach its clients and customers.

Putting the Benefit Back into Drug Plans

Why employers need to embrace change as drug spending increases

By Helen Stevenson

Benefit plans are a zero-sum game: there are a finite number of resources to go around. As drug spending in Canada increases, the sustainability of drug plans is at risk.

The Benefits of Business Travel Reach Beyond the Bottom Line

Many employees now view business travel as an added benefit to the job

By Ripsy Bandourian

Face-to-face meetings are the lifeblood of any business – whether they serve the purpose of strengthening client relationships, securing new business leads or collaborating with colleagues overseas.

Wage Gap Adjustments Don’t Address the Root Cause of Inequality

Organizations need a more integrated approach

By Alison Grenier

Oprah Winfrey. Meryl Streep. Charlize Theron. These are just a few of many prominent women trying to raise awareness of the gender-pay gap in society. And initiatives like HeForShe have created a platform for men, as well as women, to speak on issues including the pay gap on a global platform.

Employers, Use the Impending Legalization of Marijuana to Your Advantage

Plan ahead to ensure everyone understands their responsibilities

By Angelo Carofano, MBA, CPA, CMA

The conversation surrounding the likely legalization of marijuana by July 2018 opens the door to a broader conversation surrounding drugs and alcohol for employers.