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HOW CAN HR PROFESSIONALS GAIN MORE RECOGNITION?

People First HR Services | November 03, 2016

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Despite the government’s positioning on the importance of the HR profession and the progressive strides within the industry, there are still some HR professionals struggling to be recognised within their organisations.“There are some pre-conceived notions of HR for some businesses who have not experienced how progressive HR practices can help them,” said Whee Wah Ng, regional HR director at Adecco.“They still treat HR as a traditional back office function, so they natural...

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HOW CANADA’S BEST EMPLOYERS BUILD CORPORATE CULTURES THAT PUT PEOPLE FIRST

People First HR Services | November 10, 2016

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Marie-Huguette Cormier is about to step into a room filled with her company’s most valuable assets. It’s a Friday morning a few months into a new era at Mouvement Desjardins, and the co-operative is hosting a convention for the general managers of its caisse—or branch—network. The bank, headquartered in Lévis, Que., may have more than $250 billion in assets and over 300 caisses in Quebec and Ontario, but financial services is ultimately a people business. “It...

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CREATIVITY MOST IN-DEMAND SOFT SKILL FOR 2020, LINKEDIN SAYS

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

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Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to...

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DOL FINALIZES FLSA JOINT EMPLOYER RULE, LIMITING BUSINESS LIABILITY

HR Dive | January 14, 2020

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has limited joint employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in final regulations published Jan. 12. The rule, slated to be published in the Federal Register Jan. 16, spells out the circumstances under which more than one business can be held liable for FLSA violations. It largely adopts the "four-factor balancing test" from DOL's proposed version of the rule while also clarifying that an employee's "economic dependence&...

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HOW CAN HR PROFESSIONALS GAIN MORE RECOGNITION?

People First HR Services | November 03, 2016

Despite the government’s positioning on the importance of the HR profession and the progressive strides within the industry, there are still some HR professionals struggling to be recognised within their organisations.“There are some pre-conceived notions of HR for some businesses who have not experienced how progressive HR practices can help them,” said Whee Wah Ng, regional HR director at Adecco.“They still treat HR as a traditional back office function, so they natural...

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HOW CANADA’S BEST EMPLOYERS BUILD CORPORATE CULTURES THAT PUT PEOPLE FIRST

People First HR Services | November 10, 2016

Marie-Huguette Cormier is about to step into a room filled with her company’s most valuable assets. It’s a Friday morning a few months into a new era at Mouvement Desjardins, and the co-operative is hosting a convention for the general managers of its caisse—or branch—network. The bank, headquartered in Lévis, Que., may have more than $250 billion in assets and over 300 caisses in Quebec and Ontario, but financial services is ultimately a people business. “It...

Read More
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CREATIVITY MOST IN-DEMAND SOFT SKILL FOR 2020, LINKEDIN SAYS

HR Dive | January 13, 2020

Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to...

Read More
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DOL FINALIZES FLSA JOINT EMPLOYER RULE, LIMITING BUSINESS LIABILITY

HR Dive | January 14, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has limited joint employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in final regulations published Jan. 12. The rule, slated to be published in the Federal Register Jan. 16, spells out the circumstances under which more than one business can be held liable for FLSA violations. It largely adopts the "four-factor balancing test" from DOL's proposed version of the rule while also clarifying that an employee's "economic dependence&...

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