Published Articles

February 2016

  • How to Escape a Desk Sentence

    By Dr. James Aw

    As early as 2002, well before the FitBit craze and the 10,000 steps phenomenon, Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic warned physicians that excessive sitting was a lethal activity.

  • Meet the HR Influencers: Julie Giraldi, CH

    By Lisa Gordon

    Julie Giraldi never planned to become a human resources professional. With a university degree in criminology and Italian literature, the possibility hadn’t even crossed her mind – that is, until a recruiter pointed out that her outgoing and approachable personality was well suited for a people-oriented career.

  • HR Career Paths: Sandeep Tatla

    By Lisa Kopochinski

    As the daughter of Indian immigrants, growing up in Waterloo, Ont., Sandeep Tatla says her mother and father always stressed the importance of getting a university education.

  • Workplace Equality

    By Selisse Berry

    In 2015, the LGBT community made global strides in terms of acceptance and equality, from public figures identifying as transgender to the U.S. legalizing same-sex marriage.

  • Flexible Work Is Booming, but Proper Training Lags Behind

    By Wayne Berger

    The demand for flexible working has increased across the globe, and 2016 will continue to see rapid growth in flexible and remote working. Today more than ever before, smart HR leaders are helping their companies embrace this new way of working.

  • The Milder Side of Mental Illness

    By Jeff Perron

    While stigma is starting to lift around issues of mental health, individuals with mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety have arguably become more alienated than before.

  • Positive Dissent

    By Melissa Campeau

    In August of 2014, electric carmaker Tesla recruited 30 hackers, full time. Why? They wanted subject-matter experts to poke holes in their network security, so they could repair and improve an already industry-leading product.

  • The Professionalization of HR

    By Bill Greenhalgh

    Today’s business demands and increased workplace regulatory requirements converge to create the need for a more “professional” human resources profession

  • Accommodating Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace

    By Malcolm MacKillop and Hendrik Nieuwland

    Mental health is an ever-increasing problem in the Canadian workforce. With the protections provided to employees, through both privacy and human rights legislation, many employers are reluctant to inquire into the personal circumstances of an employee, as they are unsure of their legal right to do so.

  • CHRL/CHRE Sign-off an Important Step towards HR Professionalism

    By Brenda Clark, CHRE

    Last fall, HRPA released A New Deal for Ontario’s Changing Workplaces.