Yearly Archives: 2013

Mass layoffs no easy task: is Blackberry doing it right? – Canadian HR Reporter appearance

2019-08-07T13:20:02-04:00

In light of the significant workforce reduction that Blackberry is carrying out, Canadian HR Reporter journal contacted Cissy Pau of Clear HR Consulting to discuss best practices for how to conduct mass layoffs well. Here's what Cissy Pau had to say about the the right ways and wrong ways of conducting mass layoffs: Laying off [...]

Mass layoffs no easy task: is Blackberry doing it right? – Canadian HR Reporter appearance2019-08-07T13:20:02-04:00

Why employees are taking more and more sick days every year – Canadian Business article

2019-08-07T13:21:38-04:00

Canadian Business magazine contacted human resources consultant Cissy Pau at Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting Inc. for her take on the costs of increased employee absenteeism in the workplace and what employers can do about it. Here's what Cissy had to say about tracking workplace absenteeism, as the Conference Board of Canada reported found that less than [...]

Why employees are taking more and more sick days every year – Canadian Business article2019-08-07T13:21:38-04:00

Developing high-potential employees: Business in Vancouver feature

2019-08-07T13:25:29-04:00

Business in Vancouver contacted Cissy Pau of Clear HR Consulting to write a column on developing high-potential employees for their Human Resources Quarterly section. With many of our clients, the owner or senior managers finds it challenging to develop their next generation of leaders because of limited time for training, tight budgets, and no vacancies [...]

Developing high-potential employees: Business in Vancouver feature2019-08-07T13:25:29-04:00

Absent workers cost the Canadian economy billions

2019-08-07T13:28:22-04:00

With news reports of a recent study released by the Conference Board of Canada indicating that worker absenteeism cost the Canadian economy an estimated $16.6 billion in lost productivity in 2012, News Talk 770 in Calgary contacted Clear HR Consulting to have Cissy Pau appear on the Kingkade & Kelly show to discuss the findings of [...]

Absent workers cost the Canadian economy billions2019-08-07T13:28:22-04:00

BC Ferries employee perk controversy

2019-08-07T16:44:21-04:00

Recently, The Province newspaper reported that BC Ferries provided each of its 3,000 unionized employees with a $300 perk to recognize the “excellent safety record achieved in the past fiscal year.” The BC Ferries employees have the option of receiving either a $300 gift certificate from Mountain Equipment Co-op or SportChek -- or $300 to help [...]

BC Ferries employee perk controversy2019-08-07T16:44:21-04:00

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Simi Sara Show Appearance

2019-08-07T16:45:59-04:00

A new study commissioned by Gallup reports that 70% of U.S. employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, so The Simi Sara Show on CKNW AM 980 contacted Clear HR Consulting for human resources advice and expertise on what employers and employees can do to improve employee engagement. Here are 3 things that [...]

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Simi Sara Show Appearance2019-08-07T16:45:59-04:00

Companies use self-help training to promote employer brand: Vancouver Sun appearance

2019-08-07T16:46:45-04:00

The Vancouver Sun contacted human resources consultant Cissy Pau at Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting Inc. for her take on whether companies like Lululemon can require their employees to take personal growth training and to share their personal goals. Here's what Cissy had to say about companies wanting their staff to take training that encourages significant personal disclosure: "If [...]

Companies use self-help training to promote employer brand: Vancouver Sun appearance2019-08-07T16:46:45-04:00

Social Media & HR: Sourcing Candidates & Building Employee Pride

2019-08-07T16:51:08-04:00

In our previous post on social media & HR, we delved into the use of social media to build your employer brand. Now, we'll discuss two additional uses of social media: sourcing candidates and building employee pride. The 2nd use of social media in HR is to source candidates. Social media is increasingly being used [...]

Social Media & HR: Sourcing Candidates & Building Employee Pride2019-08-07T16:51:08-04:00

Social Media & HR: Building Your Employer Brand

2019-08-07T16:50:07-04:00

In our previous post, we set the foundation for the importance of social media and HR.  In this post, we're going to delve into the use of social media to build your employer brand. Ask yourself: Do you feel that your employer brand is clearly defined? Do you know why you are different than your [...]

Social Media & HR: Building Your Employer Brand2019-08-07T16:50:07-04:00

Social Media & HR – Why is it Important?

2019-08-07T16:49:19-04:00

Here’s an example of a recent hiring video from Pizza Hut which went viral through both social media and traditional media: http://youtu.be/Qj0EF9mWzwk This is the “new age” of recruitment. Though you may not adopt such measures in your recruitment strategy for your business, know that this is what other companies are doing to attract their [...]

Social Media & HR – Why is it Important?2019-08-07T16:49:19-04:00