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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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HR Lessons for Small Business from Rubin CBC Report

Six months after CBC fired radio host Jian Ghomeshi for inappropriate conduct, CBC released the report prepared by employment lawyer Janice Rubin investigating the company’s handling of the situation. The report found that CBC management had failed to investigate reports of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace by Mr. Ghomeshi. The report also found that his […]

 

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HR Lessons from the Germanwings Disaster

The crash of a Germanwings flight in the French Alps, killing all those on board, is an unspeakable tragedy. That evidence indicates it was the result of a deliberate act of the co-pilot makes it all the more horrifying. Numerous news reports surround the mental health of the co-pilot, including information about a torn up […]

 

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