Employee Engagement

Could “Right to Disconnect” legislation be effective in preventing burnout?

By Zoltan Vadkerti


A British company was recently ordered by a French court to pay $90,000 for failing to respect the rights of one of its employees to disconnect from work. The story made national headlines as the ruling was the first of its kind since the much debated “Right to Disconnect” law became effective in France, on January 1, 2017.

The contingent workforce will be a major part of your HR strategy in the very near future. Are you ready?

By Melissa Campeau


If your organization hasn’t already added contingent workers to its talent mix, it’s a safe bet it will be – in a big way – in the very near future. According to staffing firm Randstad Canada, non-traditional workers already make up 30 per cent of the Canadian workforce, and they forecast that number will exceed 35 per cent by 2025.

By Alison Grenier and Sarah McVanel

It’s fair to say that most organizations have some way of recognizing their best people. In fact, the Conference Board of Canada’s (CBOC) 2017 report, “The Power of Appreciation,” shows that Canadian organizations spend on average $139 per FTE annually on employee recognition.

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.

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.

Leading organizations take a more holistic view to set the stage for better engagement

By Melissa Campeau

You’ve probably come across articles in the past year with titles like, “Let’s Stop Talking About Engagement” and “Why Your Engagement Strategy Doesn’t Work.” On the other hand, you’ve likely seen surveys that suggest worker engagement levels in Canada fall somewhere between middling and dismal.