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New Roles for HR Professionals

The world of Human Resources has changed and evolved rapidly in recent years. To help us see where it might be heading in the future, it could be useful to take a look back at the history of HR. Before the industrial revolution, there was little need for formal HR management. Most work was agricultural or resource based and it was more important to eat than to get paid. There were a few specialized crafts that tended to organize and manage themselves without any need for outside assistance. The first wave of the industrial revolution changed all of that in a hurry.



More Effective Meetings
John Kenneth Galbraith once said that "meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything." Meetings can be frustrating time-wasters. Or they can be productive ways to spend some of our valuable time at work.

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Who Wants a Mentor?
Mentoring is a special relationship between a master and an apprentice. Mentors can help you avoid costly mistakes and cut years off your growth curve. They can offer a key piece of advice in critical times in your development.


Clash of the Coworkers
Executives are being sidetracked trying to keep the peace between employees. In a new survey from Accountemps, Canadian CFOs said they spend, on average, 10% of their time – or four hours a week – managing staff conflicts.





    

Fed. Gov't. Invests in Program to Combat Sedentary Behaviour at Work

Fed. Gov't. Increases Support forJob skills for Toronto youth

Mental Health Commission of Canada Releases Implementation Findings on National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

Skills/Compétences Canada Backs HeForShe

WSIP Funds Research to Help Injured Workers Recover and Return to Work

The Key to Building Successful Indigenous Partnerships Explored in New Study

A New Way for Students to Improve Their Innovation Skills is Launched



 

    News

BC: New Grads and Co-ops Drive Talent Development in B.C.’s Tech Sector

AB: Budget 2017 is Focused on Creating Good Jobs

SK: Prov. Proclaims Agricultural Safety Week

NS: Funding Helps Young Nova Scotians Connect with Businesses

NB: Amendments to Prov.'s Human Rights Act

PE: Fed./Prov. Gov't Highlight Success of Training Investments

NF: Prov. Gov't. Invites Employers to Join Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project

This Month
viewpoints
Dealing with Bullies
Many employees never report incidents of workplace bullying because they are afraid of retribution, or that they feel nothing will be done with their complaint.

features
New Roles for HR Professionals
The world of HR has evolved rapidly in recent years. To help us see where it might be heading in the future, it could be useful to look back at its history.
More Effective Meetings
Meetings can be the worst thing, ever. Or they can actually be productive and useful ways to spend some of our valuable time at work.


law
Court Strikes Down Termination Clause in an Employment Agreement
The case could have wide-reaching effects on termination provisions in employment contracts in Ontario.
Termination Upheld for Alcoholic Who Abandoned Treatment Agreements
“It is undue hardship for an employer to continue accommodating an employee for whom the prospects of success are marginal,” the arbitrator wrote.
Woman Who Did Not Disclose Medical Condition Was Discriminated Against
She didn’t lie when she didn’t disclose her multiple sclerosis because she had no symptoms then, a Tribunal found.

strategies
Many Canadian Workers Face a Growth Gap
Four out of ten working Canadians sayt their company rarely or never provides them with career development support.
Who Wants a Mentor?
Your mentor can help you avoid costly mistakes and cut years off your growth curve.

Shop Talk
Clash of the Coworkers
Four ways that employees can handle work conflicts with grace.
Legalities of Forcing Receptionists’ Attire, a Day One Contract Signing, and Mat Leave Firings
Employment lawyer Howard Levitt reviews 3 recent HR law cases in the news.



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