Published Articles

March/April 2016

  • Creating Win-Win Solutions for Youth Unemployment

    By Sevaun Palvetzian

    In Canada, over 500,000 youth are not in education, employment or training (NEET). In the Toronto region, the number comes to over 80,000 for youth aged 15 to 24.

  • Meet the HR Influencers: Laura L. Randell

    By Lisa Gordon

    Like many of her peers, Laura Randell didn’t consciously plan to have a career in human resources. But from her first exposure to the field 19 years ago – followed by a series of diverse and progressive positions – she has honed a unique and very specialized skill set.

  • HR Career Paths: Heidi Walker, CHRL

    By Lisa Kopochinski

    Growing up in Oakville, Ont., Heidi Walker says it was always expected that she would attend university. Thinking she would probably become a teacher – as she knew it would be a career that she’d always enjoy – she majored in English at McMaster University.

  • Working through Trauma

    By Noi Quao

    On a Friday evening last November in Paris, after many people had left work and were enjoying a night on the town, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred.

  • Mission Possible

    By Jay Ballard

    A common complaint among companies is that it can be expensive to recruit quality talent – and if the new hire decides to leave shortly after joining a new organization, those expenses are a total loss.

  • How Can You Help?

    By Heather Hudson

    What issue costs Canadian employers $77.9 million every year? Domestic violence – it’s an answer that may be surprising to some.

  • Be Positive

    By Shawn Murphy

    It’s a traditional belief that the needs of the organization trump employees’ needs. This belief has become a barrier for many leaders to adapting a more modern leadership perspective.

  • The Rewards of Giving Back

    By Sarah B. Hood

    In 2009, Strandberg Consulting prepared a report for Industry Canada, titled The Role of Human Resource Management in Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Plot a Course to Strategy

    By Melissa Campeau

    Deadlines, meetings and jam-packed calendars make it difficult to think much beyond the here and now. But feverishly checking items off a never-ending to-do list is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel when it comes to making actual progress.

  • Mediation Without Tears

    By Michael P. Fitzgibbon

    Positions can become entrenched very quickly in employment disputes.

  • Certifying HR’s Employment Law Knowledge

    By Brenda Clark, CHRE

    Among HR’s many roles, human resources professionals are responsible for ensuring their organizations comply with labour and employment law.