Talent Management

Employees with a sense of purpose offer more to the organization

By Zach Mercurio

It’s simple: When people feel better about their work, they do better work. And worldwide research finds one of the best ways to inspire pride in work is by connecting people to a bigger purpose.

When it comes to improving productivity, improving workplace experiences is key. But that doesn’t mean office ping-pong tables.

By Paul Burrin

Could the office Ping-Pong table be put to better use? New research from Sage People has found that employees at Canadian firms find many fringe benefits a distraction. In fact, almost half surveyed think that having Ping-Pong or pool tables in the office actually decreases productivity.

Strategies for HR professionals navigating Canada’s new global talent stream

By Naumaan Hameed

On June 12 of this year, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) released the Global Talent Stream (GTS), a two-year pilot program that forms part of Canada’s Global Skill Strategy and seeks to enhance the competitiveness of high growth employers and innovation in Canada. The GTS has been developed in order to reduce the time and complexity required for Canadian employers

More and more Canadian workers are responsible for caring for aging parents, and employers need to heed the call

By Susan Hyatt

The CIBC report, “Who Cares: The Economics of Caring for Aging Parents,” should be a wake-up call for all Canadian employers. The report was based on CIBC’s Aging Parents Poll, an online survey of randomly selected adults across Canada, taken March 16 to 20 this year.

The 2016 census from Statistics Canada showed that nearly 17 per cent of Canadians are now 65 and older, a dramatic rise that will continue in the coming decade.

Talent management is key to addressing critical skills gaps

By Heather Hudson

HR organizations plan to continue to focus on upgrading their capabilities this year, but flat and declining budgets – plus a hesitant approach to transforming service delivery models – may put business and HR priorities at risk, according to The Hackett Group’s annual key issues study.

By Ernie Philip

My first job in sales at a small Canadian printing company more than 20 years ago was far from easy or glamorous.