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How can HR prepare and respond to pandemics?

On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new 2019 nCoV (coronavirus) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.  At particular risk are organizations with significant employee populations in affected areas; however, as cases...

Top Five Sites for Employer Research – Employers beware!

“Social Engineering” from a political science perspective means influencing society on a large scale. In the world of computers it refers to a collection of techniques used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A new trend...

Employee Engagement in Ontario Workplaces

How does a workplace know that it’s happy? Typically the pulse of a workplace can be taken with an Employee Engagement Survey. For those of you not familiar with the process this involves completing a “confidential survey” that includes about 50 to 80 questions...

Chasing the Unicorn

For those of us fortunate to live in Western society, I can’t help but wonder how many people around me are truly satisfied with their station in life. It seems as though we are always working harder, working smarter, or working towards something. We build up the...

Who Hates Their Job?

  Find something you love to do and work will be a joy. Does anyone remember being told this as we optimistically began our careers? Yet despite people who have pursued passion as work versus those who pursue work as a means to an end,  I increasingly see more people...

Our Your Employees Truly Engaged?

Employee engagement is a term that is well known in HR circles and within industries of every hue and businesses of every size. What it refers to is the process by which employees are oriented towards the vision and mission of the organization. Employee engagement is...