A communications strategy can make a big difference 

By Bill Gimbel


When employees don’t understand their benefits, they’re less likely to utilize them, which can negatively impact employee engagement and retention.

Tips to managing cannabis legalization

By Kathleen Chevalier and Tamara Ticoll


With the legalization of marijuana on the horizon, many employers are seeking guidance to determine what, if anything, should be done to address

Improve internal communications by introducing or improving social networks

By Heather Hudson

Are your organization’s employees satisfied with the standard of internal communications? If they’re anything like the 1,000 U.S. workers surveyed by Bambu, an employee advocacy platform by the company Sprout Social, the answer may be, “Not quite.”

Strategies to reduce severance obligations

By Daniel Chodos

Canadian companies express grave concerns about the enormous expense of terminating employees. These complaints are understandable: long-term workers are typically awarded substantial “reasonable notice periods” by the courts, and even short-service employees may become entitled to surprisingly generous severance obligations in some circumstances.

Three ways to get straight to the point

By Lee-Martin Seymour

In HR, we’re tasked with hiring the best and brightest – it’s one of the most important parts of the job, because, as we all know, a business is only as good as its people. However, recruiting the right personnel can also be the most challenging part of the job.

HR professionals come across a lot of great and not-so-great candidates, recruiting for all manner of positions. Interviewers also ask a lot of great and not-so-great questions.

Four tips for improving your organization’s HR communications

By Miranda Nicholson

From performance reviews to paid time off (PTO) requests, most HR professionals understand that HR communication can be tricky. You need to collect a lot of information from your employees (which often entails tracking down individuals and sending countless reminders), but you also need to avoid over-communicating so you don’t clutter their inboxes with HR emails.