Yearly Archives: 2008

Creative Alternatives to Layoffs


Cissy Pau, Principal Consultant of Clear HR Consulting, was quoted in a recent article in IT Business Edge about creative alternatives to layoffs during these difficult economic times. Some creative alternatives to layoffs to reduce payroll expenses that we have been a part of include: Across-the-board wage cuts:  All employees agree in writing to a [...]

Creative Alternatives to Layoffs2019-07-30T19:11:15-04:00

Happy Holidays from Clear HR Consulting


We here at Clear HR Consulting would like to wish you all the best for the holiday season. May your new year be full of family, friends, health and great happiness. This year, we are using the resources otherwise spent on cards and gifts to make a donation to a deserving charity, Kids Up Front [...]

Happy Holidays from Clear HR Consulting2019-07-30T19:11:49-04:00

Christmas Party Shooting Tragedy


A recent shooting tragedy at a company Christmas party in Vancouver emphasizes the need for employers to be highly sensitive to employees' emotional state when timing a layoff. According to news reports, an employee, who had been let go the day prior to the Christmas party, allegedly shot and killed the owner of his former [...]

Christmas Party Shooting Tragedy2019-07-30T19:12:30-04:00

Blackberry Usage After Hours: Overtime Pay Issue?


Most employees think nothing about checking their work email on their Blackberry after they leave the office for the day, but is this creating an overtime pay liability for their employer? According a recent article in Business in Vancouver (Issue 997, December 2-8, 2008), companies should have policies in place to address this matter. According [...]

Blackberry Usage After Hours: Overtime Pay Issue?2008-12-16T13:01:19-05:00

Cyber-Sacking: Employee Fired Via Facebook


Recently, a spa employee in Kelowna, BC learned she was fired by her employer via a message sent to her Facebook profile.  "Cyber-sacking" became the new phrase of the day.  According to an article in the Kelowna Daily Courier, the employer had tried to contact the employee on her cell phone and her home phone [...]

Cyber-Sacking: Employee Fired Via Facebook2008-12-11T13:00:12-05:00

Downsizing the Christmas Party?


During today's uncertain economic times, many companies are considering downsizing their annual Christmas party as a way to cut costs. However, there are employee retention issues to consider when making this decision. Increasing morale, demonstrating appreciation, and offering reassurance to staff are some reasons that business owners want to go ahead with holiday parties. While [...]

Downsizing the Christmas Party?2008-12-09T23:00:02-05:00

Companies With Positive Corporate Culture Make More Money


According to a recent study, companies with a positive corporate culture make more money than their counterparts.  The results of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2008 were discussed in a recent article in the Vancouver Sun.  The three year average revenue growth, as well as the three year average asset growth of this [...]

Companies With Positive Corporate Culture Make More Money2019-07-30T19:13:38-04:00

Gold Medal HR Policies: How Will Your Company Operate During the Vancouver 2010 Olympics?


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. Vanoc's 10 suggestions are: Leadership: Appoint a team captain for your company Heroes: Give employees [...]

Gold Medal HR Policies: How Will Your Company Operate During the Vancouver 2010 Olympics?2019-08-08T13:11:50-04:00

CBC Radio One’s “Definitely Not the Opera”: Office Fox Story


The latest episode of CBC Radio One's popular show "Definitely Not the Opera" focused on leadership, with a discourse on office politics, including the "office fox".  Cissy Pau, Principal Consultant for Clear HR Consulting, was interviewed for a segment on the role of the "office fox", the well-connected power broker who is in the know, [...]

CBC Radio One’s “Definitely Not the Opera”: Office Fox Story2019-08-08T13:12:46-04:00

Clear HR Consulting’s Cissy Pau Profiled in Business in Vancouver


Clear HR Consulting's Principal Consultant Cissy Pau was profiled in this week's edition of Business in Vancouver (Edition 992, October 28 - November 3, 2008) on page 37. Want to know what sets Clear HR Consulting apart?  Or more importantly, want to learn which five people of all time Cissy would invite to her dinner [...]

Clear HR Consulting’s Cissy Pau Profiled in Business in Vancouver2019-08-08T13:13:24-04:00