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Time Off to Vote On Election Day

With the upcoming federal election on Monday, October 19, 2015, we thought it would be useful to review the obligations of employers to provide their employees with time off to vote. The Canada Elections Act says everyone who is eligible to vote must have three consecutive hours during voting hours to vote on election day. […]


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HR Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Time and time again, we hear about employees getting into hot water as a result of violating human resources policies, and companies are finding themselves in the middle of the controversy. Here are some recent headlines of employees running afoul of HR policies: Employees making inappropriate comments via social media Employee arrested for trying to […]


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3 Employment Standards Myths Debunked

As human resources consulting experts for small business, we find that many small businesses rely on myths about the BC Employment Standards Act to determine terms and conditions of employment for their staff. Here are three common employment standards myths or misconceptions that we repeatedly hear: Myth 1: If I let an employee go, all I […]


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The Rise of the Stand Up Desk

The rise of the stand up desk is a common refrain in the media these days. Perhaps you’ve heard the popular catchphrase “sitting is the new smoking”. Or perhaps you’ve read about a recent British study that recommends that office workers stand at least two hours a day, and eventually work up to four hours. […]


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How To Conduct an Effective Exit Interview

“If you’re just doing exit interviews because you think you have to, skip them.” – Cissy Pau, Clear HR Consulting Canadian Business recently contacted us for a feature on the pros and cons of exit interviews. We thought we’d go more in depth in this topic, by discussing the purpose and key steps of how to conduct […]


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