HR Smalltalk

Happy Holidays!

2015-12-16T17:07:00-04:00

We wish you and yours all the best during this festive season, and hope you enjoy health and happiness in 2016. We have chosen to support The Terry Fox Foundation in lieu of sending holiday cards and gifts. Warm wishes from all of us at Clear HR Consulting, Cissy, Andreas, Klaudia & Annika To view [...]

Happy Holidays!2015-12-16T17:07:00-04:00

Ho, Ho, Holiday Party and the Implications for the Workplace

2019-08-02T20:40:49-04:00

How do you balance festive cheer with appropriate workplace conduct at your upcoming office holiday party? Here are a few tips: Be Inclusive Keep your office holiday party theme non-denominational to recognize that your staff may practice different faiths; Emphasize to your employees that participation in any office holiday activity is entirely voluntary. Maintain a [...]

Ho, Ho, Holiday Party and the Implications for the Workplace2019-08-02T20:40:49-04:00

You’re Fired; Oops, Sorry, You’re Rehired!

2019-08-02T20:44:17-04:00

Whether you agree or disagree with the Hydro One employee being rehired, this case does highlight some actions companies should take to protect themselves.

You’re Fired; Oops, Sorry, You’re Rehired!2019-08-02T20:44:17-04:00

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Are Unpaid Interns Worth the Price?

2019-08-08T15:54:22-04:00

While it is common for many organizations to use unpaid interns, volunteers and/or practicum students to perform important functions, these unpaid positions may in fact truly be employees and can end up costing you much more than you anticipated.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Are Unpaid Interns Worth the Price?2019-08-08T15:54:22-04:00

Time Off to Vote On Election Day

2019-08-08T15:54:47-04:00

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. [...]

Time Off to Vote On Election Day2019-08-08T15:54:47-04:00

HR Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

2019-08-08T15:55:15-04:00

One way for companies to minimize the potential negative effects of employees' inappropriate behaviour is to make sure that the company's HR policies and procedures are well-documented.

HR Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook2019-08-08T15:55:15-04:00

3 Employment Standards Myths Debunked

2019-08-08T15:59:54-04:00

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.

3 Employment Standards Myths Debunked2019-08-08T15:59:54-04:00

The Rise of the Stand Up Desk

2019-08-08T15:55:31-04:00

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”.

The Rise of the Stand Up Desk2019-08-08T15:55:31-04:00

How To Conduct an Effective Exit Interview

2019-08-08T15:55:54-04:00

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 an effective exit interview.

How To Conduct an Effective Exit Interview2019-08-08T15:55:54-04:00