Workplace Conversations – Attendance

One of my team members comes in late and missed an important work deadline. They do not inform me about coming in late and this is not the first time. They show up at work and say “I am so sorry; I missed the alarm this morning”. Or something like “I...

Securing Employee Records

Employees give companies their personal information. These are in the form of a resume, background check, payroll documents etc. As a custodian of this information, employers need to ensure that it is protected. Employers should treat employee data with the same...

HR Risk Management

https://hradmin.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/New-video.mp4 Risk management involves looking out for potential risks to the business. And to be prepared with the best solutions to handle them. Risk management is incorporated into all planning and decision-making in an...

Employment Standards Comparison Chart

Does your organization operate in more than one province in Canada? Do you need to refer to the Employment Standards and Safety Regulations in each of these provinces? To ensure compliance with the province where your employees are based, you may find a comparison...

Code of Conduct

Every organization has a set of policies that outlines the expectations of employees’ behaviors at the workplace. These are called Codes of Conduct. These govern an employee’s interactions with their colleagues, supervisors, and the organization.   The Code of...

Dress Code Policy

Do you have a dress code policy in your organization? A dress code policy designed for your industry. For certain positions, safety standards will guide dress codes. For other positions, it is driven by business standards. Some workplaces have uniforms, others define...

Giving Negative Feedback

Celebrating success is a positive thing and easily done at the workplace. The challenge is when things are not positive and you need to give feedback to your team member. Timing is an important factor in giving feedback. The sooner you address the issue is better....

Feedback To High Performers

Giving feedback is a crucial part of managing team members at work. And yet, many people managers find it to be a difficult part of their role. In many organizations, feedback is given only during performance reviews and it happens once a year. It is like a ritual...

Vacation Time Off

Do you take time off from work every year or are you too busy? During the pandemic, many of us faced the difficulty of finding a reason to take time off? What do I do with the days off was a common question? Many of us are unable to take time off, thinking that it...

Review Policies and Processes

Do you review your company’s policies and procedures? Is it scheduled on your calendar? Or do you review when there is a big regulatory change? Policies and processes should align with industry standards, organizational needs, or legal requirements. It should also...