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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.

Community investment may be the best ROI for recruitment, engagement and retention

By Heather Hudson

Once upon a time, when a company wanted to give back, they’d partner with a reputable umbrella charity like the United Way, set a dollar target, hold a few fundraising events and match donations made by their employees.

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.

Downplaying identity to blend into a workplace hurts both the individual and the organization. Author and NYU law professor Kenji YoshinO discusses the phenomenon and offers advice on how HR CAN handle it.

By Melissa Campeau

Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law and the director of the Centre for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging with NYU School of Law in New York. He’s also the author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (published in 2006).

A compilation of the best recommendations from this year’s expert interviews

While the focus traditionally is put on how to give feedback, how you receive it is equally as important

By Craig Dowden, Ph.D.

Douglas Stone is the best-selling author of the widely recognized and respected book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. He is also a lecturer at Harvard Law School and consults around the world to leading organizations including Fidelity, Honda, HP, Merck, Shell and Time Warner, on topics such as negotiation and mediation.