As longtime hockey fans and ticket holders of the Vancouver Canucks for over 10 years, we have been closely following the latest round of collective bargaining between the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), and the resulting lockout, the third NHL lockout since 1994. The intense media coverage, fan [...]
First of all, we’d like to thank the Vancouver Canucks for a fantastic Stanley Cup run! Despite a heartbreaking game 7 loss, the hope, camaraderie, pride and joy the team inspired in the city was truly amazing. At the end of the day, hockey is just a game (though a religion to some!), but the [...]
Cissy Pau, Principal Consultant for Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting, recently attended a human resources seminar on the HR issues that Vancouver businesses need to be prepared for the 2010 Olympics Games. Some things to plan for: Transportation disruption - Road closures & parking bans will make it potentially difficult for employees, customers and suppliers to get [...]
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 [...]
The Vancouver Olympic Committee (Vanoc) has released its 10 suggestions about how local businesses can help out during the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Many involve setting human resources policies, including businesses altering their work days, mandating vacation or allowing telecommuting.