Published Articles

November 2017

  • Who Owns the Employer’s Intellectual Property?

    Copyright and patent ownership becomes more ambiguous in today’s flexible world of work

    By Donya Vahidi

    If employers are concerned about protecting their intellectual property, they should be aware of certain intellectual property ownership laws that govern ownership. While intellectual property covers a broad range of subject matter, the areas that are most commonly seen in the heart of employer-employee disputes are patents and copyrights, and to make matters interesting, the laws

  • Working  On The Move

    Is your workplace ready for remote and flexible work?

    By Melissa Campeau

    Right now, someone is riding a commuter train and buying groceries on a smartphone. Someone else is streaming a podcast while sitting in a park, and yet another person is checking work emails while sitting on a plane.

    In the past few decades, technology has taught us we can do anything, from anywhere. It’s not surprising, then, that growing numbers of people are looking to apply that anything-from-anywhere sensibility to their jobs, as well, with flexible and remote working options.

  • How Well Do You Receive Feedback?

    While the focus traditionally is put on how to give feedback, how you receive it is equally as important

    By Craig Dowden, Ph.D.

    Douglas Stone is the best-selling author of the widely recognized and respected book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. He is also a lecturer at Harvard Law School and consults around the world to leading organizations including Fidelity, Honda, HP, Merck, Shell and Time Warner, on topics such as negotiation and mediation.

  • Is Your Organization Ready for the Labour Shift?

    Bridging the gap between technology and culture

    By Alison Grenier

    Digital transformation is changing the way we do business in all industries. This is not just about doing what we’ve always done more efficiently, but fully embracing and using technology to unlock new ideas, new markets and new ways of thinking.

  • Staying Connected

    Improve internal communications by introducing or improving social networks

    By Heather Hudson

    Are your organization’s employees satisfied with the standard of internal communications? If they’re anything like the 1,000 U.S. workers surveyed by Bambu, an employee advocacy platform by the company Sprout Social, the answer may be, “Not quite.”

  • Fulfilling Missions and Serving Communities

    Seven key leadership roles nonprofits will need to succeed

    By Sarah Matsushita

    Transformations in the Canadian labour market will require changes in the way organizations hire workers. Thirty-six per cent of employers in Canada have difficulty filling positions due to lack of suitable talent, ManpowerGroup Inc. found in their 2017 Talent Shortage report.

  • Let Data Define Your Succession Plan

    The leadership succession path is clearer with behavioural analytics

    By Doug McCann

    It’s 11 o’clock; do you know where your next leader is?

    The issue of succession planning continually rises to the top as a hot-button issue for boards, but few executives actually know who their next leader will be. Research conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows that less than 50 per cent of Canada’s small to mid-sized (SMEs) businesses have developed a formal succession plan.

  • Meet The HR Influencers: Jennifer King, CHRL

    HR Generalist in a Creative World

    By Lisa Gordon

    When Jennifer King started working with Toronto-based entertainment design company FORREC Ltd. in 2010, the company had just 70 employees. Today, the workforce has nearly doubled at the unique, privately held company, which designs theme parks, water parks, mixed-use and entertainment spaces, visitor attractions and resorts.