Last fall, a 10-year-old Vancouver girl and her family made headlines for her fight to get her birth certificate amended. It was not for any name or address change though; Harriette Cunningham has transitioned from a boy to a girl and wants her government-issued paperwork to reflect this. Other stories have come forward of individuals fighting government bureaucracy to have their passport sex changed, or other amendments that reflect their changed gender identity.
endra Behringer must have a difficult time at airport security. The Edmonton woman has 22 piercings above her neck – including 7 facial piercings and 15 earrings. Ms. Behringer says she gets a lot of dirty looks, and undoubtedly a few quizzical ones. But some of the most bothersome ones have come from employers. Behringer told the Edmonton Journal recently that one retail manager “didn’t even look at my resume, he just looked at my face” and promptly threw out her resume right in front of her.
June is not just report card time for students and teachers. It’s also the time for mid-year reviews, which have become an effective way to take the pulse of your workplace, and determine how you and your team are going to achieve even greater success in the second half of the year.
LeBron James’ announcement last week that he was going home to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers instantly became a moment in sports history. It was only four years ago that ‘King’ James, the NBA superstar and Akron, Ohio native, disappointed his hometown when he announced he was “taking (his) talents to South Beach” to play for the Miami Heat. Yet his announced return has been a boon to both his hometown and the league, which raises an interesting question: when is it acceptable for an employee to return back to their old workplace?
Summer is usually the perfect time to celebrate with your workplace team. The weather is beautiful, the work load may be lighter, and people are usually relaxed and easygoing. Your team may be planning a cottage retreat, taking in a sporting event, or even just enjoying a night on the town.
What an incredible Olympic games it has been for team Canada who brought home a total of 25 medals. Setting records and making history, these Canadian athletes truly made all of Canada proud.All these great moments are what make the Olympics so special and electrifying to watch. More importantly, these athletes are great role models that many people and organizations can learn from. Here are the top 3 valuable lessons learned from Olympic athletes that you should implement in your organization.
One of the most significant workplace changes in recent years is the trend towards harassment related complaints. This difficulty of dealing with harassment complaints coupled with the expanded legislation has resulted in a minefield for both Payroll and Human Resource Professionals. Canadian courts and tribunals have awarded employees who have been victims of workplace harassment and bullying anywhere from $20,000 to $950,000 dollars in damages.
Dealing with your least-productive workers is more than just frustrating: it’s a major time thief. A new survey by staffing firm Robert Half reveals managers spend on average 26% of their time managing poorly performing employees. What’s more, 83% of those asked said those poor performers negatively impact the morale of the entire team at least somewhat, and more than half (56%) said morale is greatly affected.
Use this 10 step workplace email etiquette guide to keep your correspondence succinct and organized.
Employees with high levels of honesty and humility are the most likely to receive favourable performance reviews, accord- ing to a recent study.
“Employees who self-reported honesty and humility correlated positively with supervisor ratings and job performance,” said Wade Rowatt, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and co-author of A new trait on the market: Honesty-humility as a unique predictor of job performance ratings.