Leadership Matters

By Debra Hughes, MBA, Ph.D.

Some senior HR leaders relax and think the job is done once an executive accepts an offer of employment. The fact is, without an onboarding plan, 40 to 60 per cent of new hires fail in their first two years.

By Phil Wilson, SHRP


With last year’s passage of the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, HR professionals will continue to focus on enhancing the “professionalism” of what it means to truly become a human resources “professional.”

By Sarah B. Hood

Can altruism coexist with capitalism? A growing body of thought holds that organizations with a strong ethical mandate are not just a nice idea; they tend to be more productive, better at attracting and retaining desirable employees and ultimately more profitable than those without.

Nonetheless, the value of ethical leadership can be a hard sell to senior executives negotiating a tough economy. And even when they do buy in, who defines the ethical code, especially when values clash? 

By Laura Croucher

Although it is an increasingly important term in modern business – from strategic planning, to project implementation, to board oversight – “risk” has not yet become common parlance for HR professionals.

By Phil Wilson, CHRP, SHRP

Like many of you, I spent much of July engrossed in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It was a fantastic few weeks of brilliant soccer and it was a pleasure to see the world’s best compete using styles of play and strategies unique to each nation.

By Carlos Davidovich, M.D., MBA and Suzanne Hood,

In our current age of rapid change, strong leadership skills have never been more valuable. Many words come to mind when thinking of an ideal leader: rational, logical, decisive, single-minded. But how true is this ideal image?