Will Work For Treats: Introducing A Pet-Friendly Workplace

Will Work For Treats: Introducing a Pet-Friendly Workplace

More and more workplaces are opening their doors to animals by implementing pet-friendly policies. Animals in the office don’t just increase your workplace’s cute quotient —there are big benefits to allowing pets in the workplace. Conscientious employers are always on the…

The Perils Of Hiring Fast

The Perils of Hiring Fast

  • March 7, 2019

Nothing like a tight labour market to force employers to make hiring decisions at a breakneck speed! Get the resume, talk to the candidate, ignore the niggling feeling you have that they may not be a fit but at least…

Is It Bullying?

Is it Bullying?

  • February 27, 2019

As HR professionals and workplace investigators, we're often called to assist in resolving workplace conflict which is often referred to as 'Bullying'. But what is bullying? It's easy to get tripped up on the wording so we thought we'd share…

To Share Or Not To Share

To Share or Not to Share

  • February 20, 2019

The investigation is done and the report detailing the findings of the investigation is ready for dissemination. The question that always seems to pop-up is: do we share the report with the complainant and/or the respondent? After all, this whole…

The Ups And Downs Of Snow Days!

The Ups and Downs of Snow Days!

  • February 14, 2019

Did this week’s weather take you by surprise? This week has been filled with wild snowstorms, icy roads, and frigid temperatures. Many businesses have called a “snow day” and closed their doors, sending staff home. With school closures, transit delays,…

Building Trust Into Your Sick Leave Policy

Building Trust into Your Sick Leave Policy

If you look at policy manuals around the country, you will find sick leave policies that say if an employee is going to be away from work due to illness for more than 3 days, they are required to bring…

4 Ways To Foster Learning On Your Team

4 Ways to Foster Learning On Your Team

  • January 21, 2019

The start of a new year often brings up the annual performance review and discussions about what kind of performance goals to set for the year ahead. As important as it is to focus on performance goals, the performance review…

How To Communicate With Employees On Leave

How to Communicate with Employees on Leave

  • January 16, 2019

In a perfect world, every employee would be able to come to work in top notch shape and perform at 100%, without ever missing a day. In real life, things happen, and it’s inevitable that employees sometimes need time off…

Social Committees: Why You Should Formalize Fun

Social Committees: Why You Should Formalize Fun

  • January 9, 2019

While the term “Social Committee” might make you recall cringe-worthy scenes from the show The Office (or even provoke eye-rolls amongst more cynical colleagues), there are good reasons to ignore the doubters and start one anyways. Why? Having fun with…

Winter Wellness Tips

Winter Wellness Tips

  • December 14, 2018

In the summer, it seems easy to spend lots of time outside, get enough vitamin D, hit our target number of steps per day, and generally take better care of our bodies. But when the weather cools and the rain…