Published Articles

January 2016

  • What’s Your Leadership Legacy?

    By Jo Eismont

    The world is constantly speeding up. We spend our working days jumping from conference calls to annual reviews, to checking our ever-buzzing cell phones, to syncing our work calendar with our home calendar and it’s time that we stop and ask: what is left of us, as leaders, to give by the end of the day?

  • Meet the HR Influencers: Denise Hayes

    By Lisa Gordon

    Denise Hayes has never been one to back away from a challenge. It’s a trait that serves her well in her current role as chief human resources officer at Moneris, Canada’s largest point of sale payment processing firm.

  • HR Career Paths: Catharine Sanko

    By Lisa Kopochinski

    Catharine Sanko originally thought she would be a social worker or psychologist, but after getting her feet wet in her first payroll position, she knew she had found her niche.

  • Crunching the Numbers

    By Jesse Martell

    The National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) has developed calculators to measure the financial impact of Return to Work / Disability Management initiatives.

  • iPhone – Eye Strain

    By Joel Kranc

    The time we spend on screens is affecting our health and productivity; what can employers do to help?

  • The Hiring Challenge: Fit or Diversity?

    By Evert Akkerman

    Can organizations hire for “fit” without sacrificing diversity? Many organizations tout diversity and inclusivity all over their websites yet many shy away from bringing in people with a fresh perspective.

  • From Cubicle to Tablet

    By Sarah B. Hood

    Don’t look now, but the days of the nine-to-five office workplace may already be over. A succession of technological innovations – email, social networking, cloud storage, smartphone innovations, e-readers – has brought about drastic changes in the ways traditional offices work.

  • Career Development and Non-retirement

    By Suzanne L. Cook, Ph.D.

    The workforce is aging. In addition, older workers are no longer accepting conventional retirement. Ignoring these trends can be detrimental for organizations, and HR has a key role to play in addressing these issues.

  • Taking the “Unconscious” out of Bias

    By Cathy Gallagher-Louisy

    If you have ever looked for a job, you have surely come across some articles on “how recruiters evaluate candidates” or “what recruiters see in your resume in the first 30 seconds.” 

  • Fixing Our Blind Spots

    By Melissa Campeau

    Implicit bias is a bit like a driver’s blind spot, with one important exception: you know that blind spot is there. To compensate for the spot your mirrors can’t find, you get into the habit of doing shoulder checks for safety.

  • Justifying Just Cause

    By Joel Smith

    A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (ONSC) serves to remind employers of the serious – and expensive – risks associated with alleging just cause for termination without a reasonable basis for doing so.

  • A Different Take on HR Professionalism

    By Brenda Clark, CHRE

    Organizations today need to shift from short-term to long-term thinking, taking into account a much broader, multi-stakeholder view of the world in decision-making.