HR Smalltalk

Welcome to HR Matters – the Clear HR Consulting blog!

2019-07-30T19:01:22-04:00

Welcome to HR Matters, the blog of Clear HR Consulting Inc. Here you'll find tips, tools, trends, and opinions about hiring quality employees, HR processes, HR procedures and HR solutions for your growing business.  As well, you'll get the scoop on the latest and greatest at Clear HR Consulting Inc. Please take the time to [...]

Welcome to HR Matters – the Clear HR Consulting blog!2019-07-30T19:01:22-04:00

Communicating Success: Shut Down the Gossip Factory

2019-07-30T19:01:42-04:00

The rumour spread like a virus: the production department was going to lay off half the workforce and replace them with a batch of shiny new robots built in New Jersey. Of course it wasn't true. But by the time management found out what was happening, senior engineers were already submitting their resumes and cover [...]

Communicating Success: Shut Down the Gossip Factory2019-07-30T19:01:42-04:00

Back to Basics: HR Rules the Boss Needs to Know

2019-07-30T19:02:02-04:00

George's excuse for not showing up for the big meeting last month was even more lame than usual. But in the last few weeks, he's stopped even bothering to make excuses. Meanwhile, customers are complaining because Jenny in sales isn't returning their calls fast enough. The company has already lost one account over it, and [...]

Back to Basics: HR Rules the Boss Needs to Know2019-07-30T19:02:02-04:00

HR Lessons from the Vancouver Canucks: What Businesses Can Learn From the Firing of Dave Nonis

2019-07-30T19:02:20-04:00

The firing of Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Dave Nonis, has catapulted the Vancouver Canucks and its owners into the glaring light of public scrutiny. The media activity and the public response across the city has highlighted some critical lessons for all companies on how to effectively manage employees. For small businesses, in particular, these lessons [...]

HR Lessons from the Vancouver Canucks: What Businesses Can Learn From the Firing of Dave Nonis2019-07-30T19:02:20-04:00

Clear Goals Need Clear Roles

2019-07-30T19:02:54-04:00

The team just missed their deadline, again. And half of your sales group is threatening to quit out of frustration with the production department. Meanwhile, a client keeps calling to resolve an issue, but no one has called him back...because everyone thinks that someone else has taken care of it. When employees don’t know their [...]

Clear Goals Need Clear Roles2019-07-30T19:02:54-04:00

Surviving the Economic Boom: How to Keep Your Employees

2019-07-30T18:43:53-04:00

With the tremendous economic growth of Western Canada comes a significant side-effect: more jobs are being created than there are people to fill them. The unemployment rates in Canada’s three western provinces currently hover around 4%. It’s anticipated that this labour shortage will only get worse over the next few years. There is tremendous attention [...]

Surviving the Economic Boom: How to Keep Your Employees2019-07-30T18:43:53-04:00

Ready, Set … Are You Really Ready To Hire An Employee?

2019-07-30T18:43:29-04:00

One of the most common mistakes that businesses make is hiring employees before they’re ready. You think you need staff, but soon after hiring, you realize you’re over your head, the new employee isn’t working out the way you’d hoped, and you’re spending more time cleaning up the new employee’s mistakes, rather than building your [...]

Ready, Set … Are You Really Ready To Hire An Employee?2019-07-30T18:43:29-04:00

Are You a Leader, a Manager, or Both?

2019-07-30T18:43:12-04:00

Much has been written about leadership – what it is, what it isn’t, how to be better at it, how to be the best at it. In today’s world, where the pace of change is so great, where the slightest mistakes make headline news, where only the best of the best truly survive, the role [...]

Are You a Leader, a Manager, or Both?2019-07-30T18:43:12-04:00

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Making The Employment Offer

2019-07-30T18:42:53-04:00

You have diligently followed the steps to hiring an employee: You created a hiring road map – the job description. You advertised in the right places to attract good applicants. You objectively screened all the applications received. You conducted a thorough, relevant, objective job interview with each candidate. You evaluated all interview candidates and have [...]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Making The Employment Offer2019-07-30T18:42:53-04:00