How to Prepare Your Workplace for the Aftermath of Marijuana Legalization

With cannabis being decriminalized under federal legislation on October 17, 2018 — roughly six months ago — many employers have tried to anticipate how this has and/or will impact their workplaces. Undoubtedly, in-house policy is key, but leaders should set...

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Side Effects: Preparing Your Workplace for Marijuana Legalization

We are days away from marijuana legalization in Canada, as cannabis will be decriminalized under federal legislation on October 17, 2018. Many employers already anticipate that this will impact their workplaces. They may be imagining employees trying their luck...

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Eight Ways to Do Your Own “Back to School”

September is here – it’s time to head back to school. Have you sharpened your pencils and opened your books? That’s right, “back to school” isn’t just for the kids—we grown-up professionals can benefit from fall learning too. While many...

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The Six Steps for Holding a (Less Painful) Termination Meeting

You've made the decision to terminate an employee. You've researched the facts, put together a fair severance package, and you're ready to meet with the employee - except for that pit of dread in your gut telling you to...

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Create a Winning Corporate Culture (Hint: take a look at WestJet)

If you’re like us, you’ve been hearing a lot about how important corporate culture is to attracting and retaining top talent. It's worth paying attention to: did you know that misalignment with corporate culture is a key reason why...

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How to Prevent the Interview No Show (and Keep Quality Candidates Interested)

It's a common problem that hiring managers often encounter during the hiring cycle: the interview no show. You invest time and energy in selecting what appears to be a solid candidate, schedule the interview, and then – nothing. The...

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Make #MeToo History: Prevent Sexual Harassment In Your Organization

By Robin Turnill, CPHR and Laura Johnson Sexual harassment is one of the biggest issues currently facing North American employers. It has dominated the news cycle since October when several Hollywood actresses came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and...

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