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What Employers Need to Know About Joint Health and Safety Committees

What Employers Need to Know About Joint Health and Safety Committees   A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is comprised of both worker and employer representatives, who work collaboratively to improve health and safety conditions across the work environment. Typical JHSC tasks include identifying health and safety issues (occuring, …

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Employers: 3 Ways to Support Working Parents during Back-to-School Season

Employers: 3 Ways to Support Working Parents during Back-to-School Season While much of the world divides the calendar up into four seasons — each with its lofty poetic imagery — many working parents are somewhat more down-to-earth, and divide the year into two phases: “thankfully, it’s not back-to-school season,” and …

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3 Types of Human Resource Policies that Make or Break an “Open Office” Layout

  In the last few years, many businesses — including high profile enterprises like Google — have said goodbye to conventional offices, and replaced them with what is known in office design circles as an “open office” layout. This is where walls and barriers are eliminated (or kept to a …

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HR Intervention: What to do When a Top Performer Starts “Breaking Bad”

  It’s a scenario that often starts with denial, turns into dismay, and then winds up in disaster: a top performer who once set the standard has “broken bad”. They show up late – or sometimes not at all. Their attitude is cynical, their actions are inconsiderate, their communication is …

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Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires?

Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires?   When it comes to recruiting, the purpose of screening applicants is to identify the most suitable candidates – and separate them from those that don’t make the cut. Surprisingly however, many organizations — and especially smaller and …

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Why "We Don't Have any Real HR Problems" Means you need an HR Strategy ASAP

Why “We Don’t Have any Real HR Problems” Means You Need an HR Strategy ASAP   If you can claim that your business “doesn’t have any real HR problems,” then instead of calculating how much money you’re saving on staff and technology, it’s in your best interest to heed this …

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