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Disabilities and Workplace Solutions: Experience (is) the Difference

The modern workplace is a microcosm of society at large. Each department can be likened to a little slice of life, each representing the complex demographics of the world that HR professionals inhabit. One aspect of workplace culture that has changed dramatically is the integration of minorities, and not just gender-related, but other minorities as well such as members of the LGBTQ community and the disabled.

How Much Should HR Professionals Reveal About Themselves?

There’s an age old question in human relationships—how much do we reveal or hold back about ourselves?

Gender Minorities in the Workplace: From the Flip Side of the Male-Dominated Workplace

As the sole male in my workplace, I’ve learned a few things about how men and women work, interact, and coexist with one another. That’s why I’d like to take this opportunity to share some of my experiences in the hopes that those who read it can learn from it.

Prime Ministers, Mental Health and Work Life Balance

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently made headlines for his stated intention to take a day off for work life balance. Why? Because it was his and wife Sophie Gregoire’s wedding anniversary. This was work life balance at its finest. After all, if the Prime Minister is doing it, why shouldn’t you?

Workplace Policy Rarely One For All: The Value of Communicating the Difference

Each and every workplace is unique. They have their own brand of personalities and expectations, and, of course, their own set of policies. Policies are set in place for a reason; they protect the company from lawsuits and align staff with company procedures. Put another way, policies are a set of rules defining what is expected and allowed in a workplace—and what is not.

Four Steps to Flextime (and Greater Productivity)

Workplace efficiency boils down to workplace productivity. However, as HR professionals know, keeping employees productive is a lot easier said than done. Perhaps the biggest reason for this is that everyone works at a different pace.

No More Monday Morning Meetings?

If there is one thing office workers dread more than almost anything else, it’s the Monday morning meeting.

How to Kickstart a Workplace Wellness Program

“Workplace wellness” has become somewhat of a trendy phrase. With the rise in start-up companies in North America and a shortage of skilled workers, the competition for top talent has become fiercer than ever. As a result, wellness programs and other non-monetary benefits have become an increasingly popular way for organizations to position themselves as an employer of choice and endear themselves to younger employees—a target group that has expressed a willingness to accept lower wages if the company has the right reputation and offers other benefits.