Our HR Articles
The articles below form part of a small library of useful information about a variety of business topics.
Many of these articles were written by our staff. We have also included others of particular interest to HR professionals.
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There are over 1 million Canadians out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It's an unsettling time and no one knows what's coming next or when things will return to normal. "Normal" may be a long time coming for some of us and unfortunately, for some people, they...
Job seekers can’t relate with employer hiring woes – Companies having a tough time finding talent must invest more in workers, say applicants
Jan 28, 2020 by James Jackson Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — When Patrick Desaulniers hears employers in Waterloo Region and Wellington County are having a tough time finding the right employees, he gets a little annoyed. The 37-year-old Guelph resident...
Understanding why job descriptions are important to organizational effectiveness and smooth functioning.
Trending new realities in organizational leadership.
Workplace Bullying/Academic Mobbing & What To Do About It
A recent international study found that global turnover rates are on the rise and will become a serious problem for employers over the next five years.
What Is Workplace Bullying? Workplace bullying is like bullying on the playground except that it occurs in the workplace. It usually involves verbal comments and incidents that are intended to hurt, harass, isolate, intimidate, or humiliate a person. It is not new but...
(In Employee Morale, Wasted Time, Lost Income, Lawsuits or Unemployment Claims)
How to be more successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
How to work from home.
Supervisors are some of the most important, if not the most important people in any company. They alone are the keys to getting the best from people, getting products out the door, maintaining quality control, motivating the workforce, and a host of other jobs that...
What do the following situations have in common? Here is a hint: all of these people are employed. 1. Henry has just had another fight with his wife Veronica. They haven't been getting along very well for some time now and this morning is no different than any other...
Be successful! Get rich! Run your own business! These and other clarion calls to financial independence, power and success have been around for a long time. But have you noticed that they are more frequent now? Are you, too, finding them more attractive and enticing?...
How to fairly terminate employees without incurring lawsuits.
How do you know whether your firm is in trouble or not? This may sound like a stupid question, but you would be surprised at the number of managers and chief executive officers who fail to realize they are in trouble until it's too late. There often are signs that...
How to conduct effective salary reviews.
A discussion of fair practices for employee terminations.
How to write for business.
How to be a good manager, deal with “problem” employees and not lose your mind in the process.
Why strategic planning is so important to success in business.
Common pitfalls to avoid in order to keep your business thriving.
How to avoid legal action and how NOT to treat your employees.
How to better engage your customers
A Look At Multi-Level Markeing (MLM)
The falling birth rate and the impending retirement of the baby boomer generation present a challenge to Canadian companies. According to a recent survey from Deloitte, "Canadian organizations are less prepared to address labour force issues than their global...
The importance of good customer service in today’s businesses
Treating customers like human beings by using…human beings!
5 mistakes to avoid when in business.
If cash is king, rewards are queen - and everyone knows who rules the castle. Companies looking to drive long-term performance through incentives will find a much higher return on investment usÂ¬ing rewards than with cash. This is not to discount the imÂ¬portance of...
Preparing For the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent
Addressing online customer service issues.
A discussion of changes in consumer habits and the Internet’s impact on this.
Poor customer service and what to do about it.
How about a nice change of occupation?
How poor management damages your employees’ health and costs you big bucks.
Keep pace with the times if you want to keep your business alive and prospering.
Managing people to make your organization more effective and your employees more productive and happy.
How to manage your time effectively.
Why effective and open communication is important
The cost of being a whistle-blower and how to address ethics in the workplace.