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  • Research Briefing: Work/Life (Im)balance

    Research Briefing: Work/Life (Im)balance

    Does family life affect performance at work? HRMA’s latest Research Briefing discusses possible negative and positive effects as well as give suggestions for how employees and employers can prevent demanding aspects of family life from interfering with work.

  • Effective Communications and HR: Making the Connection

    Effective Communications and HR: Making the Connection

    What was once considered a tool in HR’s strategic leadership is now almost universally recognized as a strategic necessity: effective communications. At a time of high expectations and unprecedented changes in the workplace and workforce, communication is key to the success of all HR functions.

  • The Art of Persuasion

    The Art of Persuasion

    Whether or not you have “sales” in your job title, you are a salesperson. Even if you’re not selling a product or a service, you’re selling your ideas, your points of view, or even sometimes, yourself.

  • Mentors: Vital at All Points of Your Career

    Mentors: Vital at All Points of Your Career

    I mentor a number of people and have been doing so for most of my career. I have also been mentored over that same career journey and understand the value of having a good mentor in my life. Here are some benefits of having a mentor.

  • Balancing Work & Family: The Legal Implications of the Sandwich Generation

    Balancing Work & Family: The Legal Implications of the Sandwich Generation

    Recently, we’ve seen an increase in employees who are feeling the squeeze between childcare and eldercare responsibilities. These situations stem from the rise of the “Sandwich Generation”: a generation created as a result of the aging population and the postponement of having children.

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  • Saying Good-bye to MC Marchand

    Saying Good-bye to MC Marchand

    Today is sad day at HRMA as we mark the passing of a longtime friend and employee, Marie-Chantal (MC) Marchand. MC brought her boundless energy to HRMA in the role of PD Coordinator in 2008 and had been battling leukemia

    August 28, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Green Jobs Get a Boost in Canada

    Environmental work in Canada is getting a boost, with an opportunity for employers to get paid for hiring young professionals through ECO Canada’s International Environmental Youth Corps (IEYC) wage-subsidy program.

    June 26, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • What’s Your Trust Bank Balance?

    An alarming statistic is that 61 per cent of Canadian employees don’t trust their senior leaders. While an alarming enough statistic, its impact is even greater when one considers that such trust is integral in order to achieve effective communication,

    August 27, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Harassment Too Costly to Ignore

    Does your business have a spare $400,000 lying around? Do you know how your supervisors are treating their subordinates? It may be a good idea to find out and deal with any problems – right away.

    August 25, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Infographic: Top 5 Employee Recognition Initiatives

    This infographic demonstrates how and why strategic and multi-faceted recognition programs can help increase employee engagement, reinforce desired work behaviors and create a positive corporate culture.

    August 22, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Temporary Foreign Workers: The Debate Heats Up

    Recent months have seen a high-profile debate over the role of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in the Canadian economy. While the main focus has been on the practices of a handful of companies alleged to have violated the rules of the federal government’s TFW program, the underlying public policy question revolves around whether and to what extent Canada should be relying on temporary foreign workers in the first place.

    August 21, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Power of Empathy: Leadership and Listening

    At the recent 2014 HRMA Conference + Tradeshow in Vancouver, opening speaker Shawn Achor brought home the importance of how we feel about the work we do. Achor’s positivism sparkled on stage, but it was his body of research on positive psychology that anchored the importance of his message.

    August 19, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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