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The Human Touch Advantage: Strong Leadership Embodies HR Mindset

In a world of widgets, what sets those leading organizations apart, time after time, regardless of size or industry? In a word, mindset—more accurately, the HR mindset with its prevailing ethos of keeping people first in the minds of decision-makers.

Apprenticeship Programs Fuel Employee Experience: Much to Learn From “Made in the Trade”

As spotlighted during my recent judging experience with the 2017 Small Business BC Awards, apprenticeship programs provide a great example of formal talent management in practice, demonstrating as they do the power of experience, the path of potential, and the ultimate productivity which results.

Are You Globally Mobile? The Realities of Bringing Talent from Abroad

One of the biggest challenges when dealing with international talent is thinking there is one silver bullet or golden solution for all parties involved. The simple truth is that the due diligence of employers, and the scope of that diligence, is the real caveat for successfully tapping the global potential.

HR Ambassadors Wanted: Creating Agents of Change

Attracting and retaining talent continues to be a challenge for employers due to the competitive job market, flat compensation budgets, shortages in critical skillsets and a constantly changing business environment. In other words, the life of the HR professional is not about to get any easier—unless we look within.

eTA required for Canadian Permanent Residents

The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be coming into effect on March 15, 2016. This travel requirement is being imposed on visa-exempt foreign nationals flying into Canada.

Cross-Generation Communication, Collaboration and Creativity

While discussions around generations and age demographics have been hot button topics for HR professionals and business leaders for some time, the focus of that conversation has shifted—by necessity—‘from peril to potential.’

What is the thorniest political issue facing HR professionals?

HRMA members respond to the question, “What is the thorniest political issue facing HR professionals?”

eTA on the New Air Travel Regulations

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is implementing new travel regulations for foreign nationals who do not otherwise require a visa to come to Canada. The new Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) program will pre-screen air travelers for admissibility concerns prior to arrival in Canada. The program will be enforced as of March 15, 2016, but travelers may obtain an ETA as soon as August 1, 2015.

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