Change surrounds us. The world has changed in every conceivable—and previously inconceivable—way within a generation. The question is though, when does change in the wider world become disruption in the workplace, and how does that affect an organization’s expectations of human resources?
It’s a common topic when HR professionals gather to discuss the state of the profession – the often elusive seat at the executive table. While familiar questions arise, their importance to the ongoing success of organizations continues to grow. Does HR have a seat at the table? If not, why not? What can HR leaders contribute there? Most importantly, how do they get there?
Proposals to increase the minimum wage have been gaining political traction on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Are higher statutory minimum wages an effective way to improve the economic well-being of low to moderate income workers? Do they reduce the incidence of poverty?