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Probationary periods in BC – Are you better off without them?

Many of our clients have new employees serve probationary periods, usually between 3 and 6 months, in order to evaluate whether the new employee is suitable for the position for which they have been hired. However, a recent case that has progressed through the BC Supreme Court may make you question whether probationary periods are […]


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How to Conduct an Effective Reference Check

You’ve got an urgent requirement to fill a position. You’re far along in your hiring process and think you’ve found someone who can do the job. You can’t wait to get your new employee on board so you can meet the needs of your clients.  Pause, take a breath, and ensure you conduct an effective […]


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Employer Brand Case Study – Starbucks Canada

We were recently enjoying a beverage at our local Starbucks Canada outlet, and noticed a posting on the bulletin board for a job fair. Always curious to see how one of the Best Workplaces in Canada positions their employer brand, we looked a little closer. It provides an excellent example of many of the lessons […]


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Millennials bringing their parents to job interviews

With a recent article in the Wall St Journal about millennials bringing their parents not only to job interviews but also having them sit in on job interviews, The Simi Sara Show on CKNW AM 980 contacted Clear HR Consulting to discuss this topic – should you bring your parent to your job interview or workplace? […]


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Social Media & HR: Sourcing Candidates & Building Employee Pride

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 […]


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