HR Smalltalk

Seasons Greetings!

2010-12-14T19:59:56-05:00

Seasons Greetings! From our family to yours, all the best for the holiday season!  We wish you health, happiness and prosperity in 2011. This year, we are using the resources otherwise spent on cards and gifts to make a contribution to the fundraising efforts for our friend and client, Peter Jensen, to support his recovery [...]

Seasons Greetings!2010-12-14T19:59:56-05:00

Does Your Company Need A Social Media HR Policy?

2019-08-08T11:16:25-04:00

On October 22, 2010, the Province reported that the BC Labour Relations Board upheld the firing of two employees of West Coast Mazda for making disrespectful, damaging and derogatory comments about their employer on Facebook. What makes this case more interesting is that the comments were made during non-work hours, and were not sent from company [...]

Does Your Company Need A Social Media HR Policy?2019-08-08T11:16:25-04:00

Social Media as a Hiring Tool

2019-08-08T11:20:49-04:00

A recent Careerbuilder.com survey reports that more and more companies are turning to social media to promote and rebuild their organizations after the recent economic downturn. Thirty-five percent of employers use social media to promote their company. One-quarter of these employers said that they are using social media to connect with clients and to find new business. [...]

Social Media as a Hiring Tool2019-08-08T11:20:49-04:00

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

Corporate Philanthropy: Giving Back When Times are Tough

2009-10-15T18:31:49-04:00

When companies are doing well, it's easy to support charitable causes and to make corporate donations. During difficult economic times, however, philanthropy is often one of the first initiatives to disappear. Giving back during tough times is a great way to re-focus employees and to encourage staff to look beyond their immediate situation and look [...]

Corporate Philanthropy: Giving Back When Times are Tough2009-10-15T18:31:49-04:00

How to Make Vacation Time Work for Employees

2009-08-18T18:48:40-04:00

Phil is checking his work email on his Blackberry while on the beach in Cancun. He's actively ignoring everything going on around him, afraid to see his spouse glaring at him for the umpteenth time in seven days. He's spent most of their vacation checking work stuff instead of spending time with his family. The [...]

How to Make Vacation Time Work for Employees2009-08-18T18:48:40-04:00

Surviving an Economic Downturn: How to Handle Layoffs Effectively

2009-03-17T18:57:53-04:00

Layoffs should be a last resort to handle an economic downturn. If, after considering all your alternatives, you determine that layoffs are necessary, then it's important to handle layoffs effectively. Employees understand that during tough economic times that difficult choices have to be made. It's therefore important to handle layoffs well to maintain a positive [...]

Surviving an Economic Downturn: How to Handle Layoffs Effectively2009-03-17T18:57:53-04:00

Surviving an Economic Downturn: Creative Alternatives to Layoffs

2009-02-19T19:12:40-05:00

You want your company to be seen as an "employer of choice" so you can attract and retain great staff regardless of economic conditions, but with all the news about the economic downturn, you're wondering whether you have any alternatives to staff layoffs. How companies treat staff when times are tough is just as important [...]

Surviving an Economic Downturn: Creative Alternatives to Layoffs2009-02-19T19:12:40-05:00

Happy Holidays from Clear HR Consulting

2019-07-30T19:11:49-04:00

We here at Clear HR Consulting would like to wish you all the best for the holiday season. May your new year be full of family, friends, health and great happiness. This year, we are using the resources otherwise spent on cards and gifts to make a donation to a deserving charity, Kids Up Front [...]

Happy Holidays from Clear HR Consulting2019-07-30T19:11:49-04:00

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