Leadership Matters

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?

By Phil Wilson, CHRP, SHRP

There’s a paradox in the Ontario economy: youth unemployment is sitting at 17 per cent, yet the province is facing a skilled trades shortage that’s costing Ontario $24 billion annually.

By Brian Wasyliw and Matthew Badrov

Organizational culture change comes from the top down.

HR professionals deal with a myriad of workplace issues on a regular basis, including chronic absenteeism, poor performance, persistent employee complaints, allegations of harassment or a “poisoned work environment.”