Through the Power of People Blog, you will gain practical insights on how to attract, retain and develop your most important resource, your people.
Unions are less relevant in today’s workplace due to increased globalization, consolidation, enhancements to technology, social media, a transient workforce, and alternative work arrangements, to name a few. As a result of these changes, payroll professionals are challenged more than ever to find creative ways to manage effectively within a unionized environment. Before identifying strategies on how to accomplish this, it is important to initially understand the key differences between unionized and non-unionized work environments.
Today’s reality requires payroll professionals to use both effective written and oral communication through various methods, including face-to-face interactions, e-mail and telephone.
One of the greatest challenges organizations face today is how to deal with older employees. Following the abolishment of mandatory retirement in 2006, Canadians are now working well into their 60s, 70s and even 80s.
You’re highly articulate in complicated negotiations and seasoned in court. But, when your firm is hiring and you’re interviewing prospects, are you asking the right questions?
In January, three months after allegations of sexual harassment prompted Marcel Aubut to resign as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, his successor, Tricia Smith, apologized for the toxic workplace culture that had developed within the COC.
The line between personal and professional lives has gotten blurry. With increased social media usage in the workplace (read more about that on our blog here), and business communications now accessed by smartphones around the clock, it has become harder and harder to keep the two worlds separate. Yet when it comes to relationships in the workplace, the lines between personal and professional need to remain clear. Office romances may have become more common and less taboo than they once were, but the risks are ever-present.
What do you think about when you hear the term sexual harassment? Sexual harassment in employment is often believed to involve unwanted comments, contact or attention towards females by male perpetrators. Sexual harassment may be thought of in this way as a result of statistics that have shown there to be more reports of sexual […]
Time management in the workplace is a real struggle for many people. Distractions, emails, meetings, and deadlines – it is very easy to become overwhelmed from juggling all these activities.
Do you dread facilitating meetings or education sessions for fear the participants will complain that they are a boring waste of time? If you learn how to facilitate properly, your audience will not feel this way.
For a succession plan to work, the best people must be in place when new leadership is required to run the business. The time to hire those people is well before they’re actually needed to move into a key position.