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Employers and the Cellphone Ban: Who pays for the fine?

The cellphone ban has been in effect in Ontario for little over a month now, and maybe its just me but I’ve had a lot less road rage.  Drivers seem to be more attentive, and those chatting on their cellphones sure are getting a lot of dirty looks – this …

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Employment Accessibility Standard Coming to Ontario

The recently released Final Proposed Employment Accessibility Standard for the AODA will have a significant impact on every employer in Ontario. The goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is to make Ontario accessible to people with disabilities by 2025, to be achieved by “developing, implementing …

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Revisiting your Mission Statement

As an HR Consultant for the last 13 years, I’ve been exposed to a diverse group of organizations, across many different industries and in those years I’ve seen A LOT of mission statements.  They usually get framed and posted on the wall somewhere in Reception.  What is interesting is that …

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The Rules for Wrongful Dismissal Claims are Changing

Over the past few years I’ve read many articles regarding the inability of the average person to receive justice in the Canadian Courts due to the tremendous expense and risks associated with actually pursuing legal action; regardless of the merits of the case.  This is no less a factor in …

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Social media drives culture change

Here is a great story from Rypple, “Social media drives culture change,” about how their social feedback application has led to a positive impact at one of their clients.  By using social media, the client grew out of the product because it led people to get comfortable sharing feedback face-to-face.  We …

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Employer's 5 Responses to Ontario's Cell Phone Ban

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve heard about the upcoming ban on using cell phones and other mobile devices while driving on October 26, 2009.  I’m going to assume you know about the new law and all the fines you can get hit with, and instead focus on …

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Tips for Flu Season

Flu season is lurking towards us as we head into this colder weather, and though we can certainly take vaccinations we might still catch the virus.  I wanted to re-post here for your benefit some practical Flu Tips posted by Mark Stelzner on Twitter – follow him on Twitter @stelzner. …

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Flu Season Approaches…

Has your inbox been inundated with emails regarding the 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic?  The truth is…IT’S UPON US….. Spread of the H1N1 virus (“Swine Flu”) is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing …

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Gap Adopts Results-Only Work Environment

Gap To Employees: Work Wherever, Whenever You Want – BusinessWeek. You might recall reading about Best Buy switching to a work when you want, wherever you want workplace strategy a couple of years ago.  Well, a second major retailer has joined this budding revolution in HR strategy, and seen huge …

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