CHRR Talk

CHRR Talk

Since 1987, Canadian HR Reporter has served as Canada’s indispensable guide to human resources management. CHRR Talk keeps you informed on the latest industry news, trends & issues, including employment law, employee attraction & retention, workplace mental health, diversity & inclusion, performance management & much more.

Episodes

January 19, 2024 20 mins
Sarah Beech, the Canadian CEO of Gallagher's HR Consulting Division discusses Gallagher's 2023 Organizational Wellbeing Report that shows many employers had higher than expected turnover in 2022. Where are organizations in terms of their wellbeing and competitiveness in the market, and what factors are impacting turnover and recruitment?
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Trevor Bogan of the Top Employers Institute talks about how his organization promotes mentally healthy workplaces, best practices to promote them, and the role of HR professionals in creating and maintaining them.
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November 7, 2023 29 mins
Krista Siedlak of Turnpenney Milne talks with host Jeffrey Smith about what she sees in her practice as the five most common missteps that HR makes - whether on their own or at the behest of organizational leadership - and how they can mitigate the legal risk for their organizations.
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August 28, 2023 24 mins
A four day work week pilot program involving 41 companies in North America recently wrapped and by most indicators it was a success. Joe O'Connor, Director of the Canadian-based Work Time Reduction Centre of Excellence, discussed the program results, the concept of the four-day work week, and what comes next.
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July 28, 2023 29 mins
Kiljon Shukullari, HR advice manager at Peninsula Canada, chats with Jeffrey Smith about the importance of dealing with a variety of challenges in the HR role and recalls unusual calls that Peninsula's HR advisors in Canada have encountered.
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July 11, 2023 16 mins
Martin Fox, managing director of Robert Walters Canada, chats with Jeffrey Smith about a Robert Walters poll showing that many workers who changed their employment during the pandemic are considering going back, and many of those employers are welcoming them back with open arms.
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Jeff Rochwerg of Toronto law firm Turnpenney Milne talks about what qualifies as bad-faith conduct, its legal liabilities, and how employers can avoid it and the extra damages it can bring in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit.
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A GHD survey found that young professionals have anxiety about climate change, but they don't feel empowered to act. How can employers engage with young employees and work with them to become change agents?
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June 12, 2023 21 mins
Karolina Turowska, an employee of PhotoAiD in Poland, speaks with Jeffrey about the opportunity her company provides to take a 'workation' at a small office it maintains in Tenerife and what it does for its workforce.
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Joey Raheb, Chief Commercial & Broking Officer, and Cathy Perron, Health Canada Co-Leader - both with Health Solutions at Aon - speak with Jeffrey Smith about the challenges HR is facing in 2023 and beyond. They cover topics such as benefits inflation, DEI, data & analytics, and more.
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June 12, 2023 15 mins
Darlene Minatel, general manager for Canada with Manpower Group, joins Jeffrey Smith to discuss the organization's most recent Employment Outlook Survey for Canadian employers.
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The Myers-Briggs Company conducted a survey on how people see conflict and how it affects the workplace. John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at Myers-Briggs, chats with Jeffrey about what the survey found and what employers can learn from it.
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Kathryn Bird, a partner with law firm Ogletree Deakins in Toronto, speaks with Jeffrey about how employers can identify whether their work environment is toxic and poisoned, and the legal risks that can raise.
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Jeffrey Smith of Canadian HR Reporter speaks with Elizabeth English of Mercer to discuss the findings of its 2023 Compensation Planning Survey, with data from more than 550 organizations in Canada.
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Will Porteous, chief growth officer of Maven Clinic, discusses how global employers can develop comparable benefit plans across jurisdictions and how cultural differences can affect the employee experience.
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Stephen Shore, partner at Ogletree Deakins, discusses if and when employers can implement drug and alcohol testing in the workplace and the evolution of the law in this area.
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June 12, 2023 22 mins
Matt Schmidt, CEO of Peoplelogic, chats with Jeffrey Smith about his thoughts on experimenting with the four-day work week, pros and cons to the four-day work week, and some important factors that companies should consider if they're entertaining the idea of moving to such an arrangement.
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Bonnie Low-Kramen - a TEDx speaker, founder and CEO of a curated training solution for corporate leaders and assistants, and former personal assistant to actor Olympia Dukakis - chats with Jeffrey Smith about what causes workplace toxicity, why employees are leaving their jobs, and how organizations and leaders should respond to workplace harassment and bullying.
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Keith D’Sa, the country manager for Axis Communications in Canada, discusses what a great workplace looks like. Keith's organization, Axis Communications, has won several best workplace awards in recent years.
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Christine Griffin of health benefits management company Express Scripts speaks with Jeffrey Smith about prescription benefits – the role health benefits can play in today’s employment world and how employers can balance costs with maintaining a good plan.
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