HR Side of Sports

How to Stickhandle a Declining Employer Brand: HR Lessons From the Vancouver Canucks

2019-08-07T13:11:47-04:00

“To have two of the top ten goalies in the league and you turn around 12 months later and you don’t have one of them? That is a little strange.”Martin Brodeur, March 14, 2014 What do you think it would be like to work for the Vancouver Canucks' organization right now? To say it [...]

How to Stickhandle a Declining Employer Brand: HR Lessons From the Vancouver Canucks2019-08-07T13:11:47-04:00

Watching the Olympics at Work – CBC Radio appearance

2019-08-07T13:12:59-04:00

Cissy Pau, Principal Consultant of Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting Inc., was quoted in an On The Coast segment with Stephen Quinn and Kate MacNamara on CBC Radio One on the topic of the workplace effects of watching Olympics at work. With Canada having medal hopes in many events like ice hockey during typical work hours, [...]

Watching the Olympics at Work – CBC Radio appearance2019-08-07T13:12:59-04:00

5 HR Lessons from the Winter Olympics

2019-08-07T13:15:58-04:00

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have us glued to the results on a daily basis to see how our Canadian athletes are performing. While nothing can match enjoying the Winter Games live in your own city as we did in Vancouver four years ago, we can't help but think about translating the experience of our [...]

5 HR Lessons from the Winter Olympics2019-08-07T13:15:58-04:00

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

My Employee Is An Idiot – Can I Fire Him? The Aftermath of Stanley Cup Riot

2011-06-18T19:44:30-04:00

First of all, we’d like to thank the Vancouver Canucks for a fantastic Stanley Cup run!  Despite a heartbreaking game 7 loss, the hope, camaraderie, pride and joy the team inspired in the city was truly amazing.   At the end of the day, hockey is just a game (though a religion to some!), but the [...]

My Employee Is An Idiot – Can I Fire Him? The Aftermath of Stanley Cup Riot2011-06-18T19:44:30-04:00

HR Issues and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

2019-07-30T19:34:09-04:00

Cissy Pau, Principal Consultant for Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting, recently attended a human resources seminar on the HR issues that Vancouver businesses need to be prepared for the 2010 Olympics Games. Some things to plan for: Transportation disruption - Road closures & parking bans will make it potentially difficult for employees, customers and suppliers to get to your [...]

HR Issues and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics2019-07-30T19:34:09-04:00

Pay for Performance: Top of the Market Isn’t Always Necessary

2009-07-07T13:39:03-04:00

July 1 saw the beginning of the NHL's annual free agency period, which is often filled with lots of great stories from the HR perspective, including the Vancouver Canucks' signing of the Sedin brothers just prior to the beginning of free agency. We often consult on our client's pay strategy: we tell them that they [...]

Pay for Performance: Top of the Market Isn’t Always Necessary2009-07-07T13:39:03-04:00

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

2019-08-08T13:11:50-04:00

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