Archive | December, 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. (more…)


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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