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Happy Holidays from Clear HR Consulting

While the holidays are often a frantic time, please remember to slow down and enjoy some of the simple pleasures of life. Maybe it’s doing some baking with a loved one and spreading a little cheer with your neighbours, friends and colleagues. Maybe it’s stopping to enjoy a holiday light display. Maybe it’s starting or […]

 

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Termination Clauses: How To Reduce Your Severance Liability

Here’s a common scenario that we hear again and again. We receive a call from an employer – they’ve had it with their employee, John Doe, and want to fire him. John has been working for the company as a customer service representative for two years, is not a stellar performer, and the owner wants […]

 

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What is a Bigger Issue for Companies: Employees Taking Sick Days or Employees Coming to Work Sick?

What is a bigger issue for companies: employees taking sick days or employees coming to work sick? Simi Sara of CKNW AM 980 and Jim Sinclair, BC Federation of Labour President, recently got into a spirited discussion about the issue of sick days and the amount public sector employees receive compared to private sector employees. The […]

 

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Addressing Bullying in the Workplace: Impacts of Bill 14 Amendment

Bullying has become a hot button topic with many high profile cases being covered extensively in the media.  From a workplace perspective, there is a recent example of workplace intimidation courtesy of David Siegel, founder & CEO of the time-share company Westgate Resorts. Siegel, who is currently building a 90,000 sq. ft home, reportedly America’s […]

 

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Globe and Mail Article: The Bossless Office

The Globe and Mail contacted Clear HR Consulting to discuss whether the bossless office concept could work in a small business environment. Here’s what Cissy Pau had to say about the appeal of a bossless office: “It can be a very motivating environment for the right people. No one looking over your shoulders, no one monitoring […]

 

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