The importance of keeping accurate employee records
Posted on 2015-08-17
The days when employers had to keep fat, bulky files on their employees, with these locked away in the HR department office, are long gone. Thanks to ongoing advances in HR software, firms can keep all their employee data in one place and get the information they need in a click of a button.
Depression 'one of the biggest mental health issues in the workplace'
Posted on 2015-08-11
Research published by Canada Life Group revealed that there has been a 40 per cent rise in calls about depression to its employee assistance programme (EAP)
Time to quit. Sitting is the new smoking
Posted on 2015-08-07
Studies have shown that we are sitting a minimum of 6 out of 8 hours in a typical workday. Our bodies were simply not designed to sit for that long. Most of us know we should be less sedentary at work. But there are a lot of impediments to actually getting up from your desk and getting a little exercise. Not least of these is the awkwardness of being the person doing squats in the middle of the office.
Employers should ensure their staff fully unplugs while on vacation
Posted on 2015-07-27
A vacation with no contact to pending work duties seems a thing of that past. In a recent survey by Randstad Canada, 60% of men, and 45% of women felt pressured to remain available by phone or email while taking their planned vacations.