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How to Layoff Employees

Canadian Business magazine contacted Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting to provide human resources expertise on how to layoff employees with dignity and respect for their September 14, 2009 issue. For more information on how to layoff employees, please view our newsletters on Creative Alternatives to Layoffs and How to Handle Layoffs Effectively.   Copyright 2009 Clear […]


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How to Make Vacation Time Work for Employees

Phil is checking his work email on his Blackberry while on the beach in Cancun. He’s actively ignoring everything going on around him, afraid to see his spouse glaring at him for the umpteenth time in seven days. He’s spent most of their vacation checking work stuff instead of spending time with his family. The […]


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Cost of Layoffs Often Underestimated

Geoff Howard’s recent column in the Business in Vancouver newspaper regarding the costs of layoffs highlights some critical points companies need to consider when deciding whether to layoff staff to deal with difficult economic times. According to Ian Cook, director of research with BC HRMA, companies that cut costs through pay freezes or cuts, and […]


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Pay for Performance: Top of the Market Isn’t Always Necessary

July 1 saw the beginning of the NHL’s annual free agency period, which is often filled with lots of great stories from the HR perspective, including the Vancouver Canucks’ signing of the Sedin brothers just prior to the beginning of free agency. We often consult on our client’s pay strategy: we tell them that they […]


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Job Seekers: What’s in a Name?

CBC Radio BC contacted Clear HR Consulting to discuss a UBC study which found that Canadians with English names are more often called back for job interviews than job seekers with Asian names. Cissy Pau, Clear HR Consulting’s Principal Consultant, was interviewed for CBC Radio’s “On the Coast” program to discuss her thoughts on the study’s results. […]


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