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August 17, 2017

Giving Employee References: Is honesty – or silence – the best policy?

Many employers have a “no reference” policy, refusing to confirm anything but the bare minimum regarding a former employee’s employment – dates of employment and title. This practice stems largely from the idea that if you can’t say anything nice, it’s best to say nothing, or at least very little, for fear of being accused of defamation by departed employees. A recent case from Ontario, however, has shown this may be an overly cautious and unnecessary practice.

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August 16, 2017

Millennials share what they really want from a workplace

Why millennials? Because it’s apparent that no one is quite sure how to manage us. Well some are, and we stay loyal to you – but to the ones who aren’t quite sure, this blog is for you. Learn from it and implement change so you can keep us (we’re great!) – by 2020, we’ll make up 50% of the global workforce (PWC).

I asked around the hallways at Ceridian and got my colleagues to share their thoughts:

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August 8, 2017

Are office dress codes still relevant?

Offices are getting more casual. The CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world wear jeans and t-shirts – black if you were Steve Jobs or grey if you’re Mark Zuckerberg. Even the most conservative industries like banking are loosening up and allowing their employees to ditch the tie and the suit.

Most companies don’t have a formal dress code for many reasons: they want to attract top candidates in a competitive job market. The millennial cohort, the biggest group of workers, may prefer a more relaxed work environment.  There’s also the tech industry’s influence (JPMorgan sent out a memo about relaxing their dress code after CEO Jamie Dimon’s visit to Silicon Valley). Finally, companies may think that no dress code allows employees to be creative with their dress, which may translate to job creativity and productivity. 

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July 18, 2017

Three Common Claims Employees Can Make Against their Employers

Have you had a claim filed against you or your organization? Not all employees are happy in the workplace.

Although some businesses warrant the complaints filed against them, others may be surprised to find themselves the target of a current or former employee looking for a monetary benefit.

Constructive dismissal, occupational health and safety, and human rights are among three of the most common claims filed against employers. If you’re thinking the process is too complicated for employees to act, you’re incorrect. Typically, any such claim comes at ZERO cost to the employee. 

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June 30, 2017

How to manage a multi-generational workforce

Look around your office and you’ll see colleagues, team members and employees of all ages. Today’s workforce consists of Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and, now entering the workforce, Gen Z. Such a workforce is an advantage to businesses because each generation brings their experience and skills to their jobs. These groups though, have different expectations and needs when it comes to their jobs and management styles.

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