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...
How to motivate people and be more productive.
How to create strong lasting business partnerships.
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...
How poor management damages your employees’ health and costs you big bucks.
How to be a better manager by using common sense and a little popular psychology.
Managing change in the workplace.
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...
Keep pace with the times if you want to keep your business alive and prospering.
How to avoid legal action and how NOT to treat your employees.
How to treat your employees well and reap big benefits.
Encouraging highly productive organizations by focusing on the human factor.
How to work from home.
No matter how bad an economy is (or when it takes a down turn) ethics are always important to observe in business.
Using psychology to facilitate leadership, teamwork, profitability and workplace satisfaction.
(In Employee Morale, Wasted Time, Lost Income, Lawsuits or Unemployment Claims)
A look at how entering franchising brings success to many people.
How being entrepreneurial and future-looking can pay off for businesses.
How to better engage your customers
Advise on how to manage workplace stress more effectively.
A common sense approach to business management and avoiding problems before they occur.
A Look At Multi-Level Markeing (MLM)
Managing people to make your organization more effective and your employees more productive and happy.
How to be more successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
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...
Ideas for good business management
Common pitfalls to avoid in order to keep your business thriving.
The importance of good customer service in today’s businesses
How to manage your time effectively.
How To Use Consultants Effectively
Why strategic planning is so important to success in business.
Treating customers like human beings by using…human beings!
Why effective and open communication is important
The high cost of illiteracy in the workplace