Yearly Archives: 2012

Happy Holidays from Clear HR Consulting

2012-12-21T11:02:42-04:00

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 [...]

Happy Holidays from Clear HR Consulting2012-12-21T11:02:42-04:00

Termination Clauses: How To Reduce Your Severance Liability

2012-12-11T14:46:06-04:00

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 [...]

Termination Clauses: How To Reduce Your Severance Liability2012-12-11T14:46:06-04:00

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

2019-08-07T17:01:33-04:00

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 [...]

What is a Bigger Issue for Companies: Employees Taking Sick Days or Employees Coming to Work Sick?2019-08-07T17:01:33-04:00

Addressing Bullying in the Workplace: Impacts of Bill 14 Amendment

2019-08-07T17:03:22-04:00

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 [...]

Addressing Bullying in the Workplace: Impacts of Bill 14 Amendment2019-08-07T17:03:22-04:00

Globe and Mail Article: The Bossless Office

2019-08-07T17:04:27-04:00

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 [...]

Globe and Mail Article: The Bossless Office2019-08-07T17:04:27-04:00

HR Lessons from the NHL Lockout

2012-09-19T15:44:32-04:00

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 [...]

HR Lessons from the NHL Lockout2012-09-19T15:44:32-04:00

Investment Executive Article – How to Integrate a New Hire

2019-08-07T17:06:30-04:00

Investment Executive, Canada's national newspaper for financial services industry professionals, interviewed Cissy Pau of Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting Inc. for an article on how to integrate a new hire into your team. Cissy provided human resources advice and expertise on the 5 key steps to integrate a new hire. After introducing the new hire to [...]

Investment Executive Article – How to Integrate a New Hire2019-08-07T17:06:30-04:00

How To Deal With Online Plagiarism

2019-08-07T17:08:13-04:00

We've been working on redesigning our website, as the original web design was created in 2004 when Clear HR Consulting was launched.  There have been many modifications to our site over the years, but the basic design is the same.  While reviewing some website templates for our new website, I came across a template that [...]

How To Deal With Online Plagiarism2019-08-07T17:08:13-04:00

BC Business Article – Hiring From Within

2019-08-07T17:10:47-04:00

BC Business contacted Clear HR Consulting for advice and expertise for their feature article on hiring from within and its impact on employee retention. Here's what Cissy Pau had to say about the challenges for small businesses in keeping staff they've invested in: “You've basically trained them up so they can join another company and [...]

BC Business Article – Hiring From Within2019-08-07T17:10:47-04:00

Globe and Mail Article: Causes of Employee Burnout

2019-08-07T17:11:45-04:00

Employee burnout and mental health issues in the workplace are gaining much attention these days. When the Globe and Mail contacted Clear HR Consulting about the causes of employee burnout, here’s what Cissy Pau had to say: “Everyone has stress in their job,” says Cissy Pau, principal consultant at Clear HR Consulting Inc. in Vancouver. “Sometimes that stress is [...]

Globe and Mail Article: Causes of Employee Burnout2019-08-07T17:11:45-04:00