Human Resources

Human resources is the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, or economy. "Human capital" is sometimes used synonymously with human resources, although human capital typically refers to a more narrow view (i.e., the knowledge the individuals embody and can contribute to an organization). Likewise, other terms sometimes used include "manpower", "talent", "labour", or simply "people".The professional discipline and business function that oversees an organization's human resources is called human resource management (HRM, or simply HR).
Posts about Human Resources
  • Kelowna Employer Forum: Recruitment and Retention (May 2016)

    … Kent Employment Law (KEL)’s Kelowna office invites you to be a part of its ongoing Employer Forums, our resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Created for employers striving to “do good” for their employees, their communities, and the world, our Forums offer an opportunity to connect and learn from each other…

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  • Employer Forum Recap: Engagement and Retention

    … Following our highly successful Employer Forum in November 2016, Kent Employment Law held its second Forum last month. These quarterly breakfast events are an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by lawyer Trevor Thomas, February’s Forum focused on employee engagement and retention. We were joined…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 18 readers -
  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    … term or condition of employment because of the race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age of that person or because that person has been convicted of a criminal or summary conviction offence…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 25 readers -
  • Words from Simon: What Employers Need to Know about Family Law

    … Last month, we introduced you to our extended family, Connect Family Law, a boutique law firm doing family law a new way. This month, we thought we’d continue the theme and share some things we’ve learned from the Connect team about the intersection of family law and the workplace. While the connection between the two might not seem clear…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 24 readers -
  • Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring

    … This month marked the debut of Kent Employment Law’s Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by our own Trevor Thomas, November’s Forum focused on recruitment and hiring with a lively discussion led by senior HR professional Heidi Eaves and business consultant Fraser Engel…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 28 readers -
  • How Employers Can Foster “Sustainable Employment”

    … Last month, Kent Employment Law lawyer, Trevor Thomas, was invited to the offices of SRK Consulting Canada to speak to members of the Engineering Human Resources Association. Trevor’s focus was on how employers can foster “sustainable employment” in the workplace through their employee contracts. Sustainable employment refers to an employment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 25 readers -
  • Sustainable Employment™: Make Every New Hire Count

    …, we thought it timely to share some of our own tips for employers on this topic. Read on for our top four… Negotiate the terms of your new hire’s employment with her openly and collaboratively. When you discuss the proposed terms of employment with your employee-to-be, solicit her feedback, and listen to what she has to say…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 17 readers -
  • Tips for your anti-discrimination policy

    … The EEOC recently posted some tips for employers looking to develop an anti-discrimination policy. The EEOC advises employers to: State that discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 or older) or genetic information (including family…

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  • Heather Hettiarachchi Presents at Vancouver HRMA Roundtable March 8

    … the age of 55 will comprise 18% – 20% of the workforce in 2021. In this presentation, Heather will discuss what this means for the workplace and look at key HR issues in relation to the Ageing Workforce from the perspective of: Human rights Benefits Severance Succession and Retention This event is eligible for 1.5 CHRP credits. Click here to learn more and to register NOW. Share with others The post Heather Hettiarachchi Presents at Vancouver HRMA Roundtable March 8 appeared first on . …

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 37 readers -
  • Heather Hettiarachchi Chairs HRMA Roundtable February 10

    … Richmond/Delta HRMA Roundtable, Feb 10 Join the Chair of the Richmond/Delta HRMA Roundtable, Kent Employment Law lawyer and human resources specialist Heather Hettiarachchi, and learn about key human resources issues in relation to the aging workforce. When: February 10, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 am Where: Avia Employment Services, Boardroom, 290-3631…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 30 readers -
  • Workplace Dress Codes: What Employers Should Know

    … Employees – Is the Policy Reasonable? For employers of unionized workplaces, the primary consideration is whether the dress code policy is reasonable. Put another way, an employer in a union context may only impose requirements for employee dress and appearance for legitimate business reasons, such as workplace health and safety, or the company’s…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 25 readers -
  • A word of caution for job applicants with criminal history

    … and says welcome to the team. Often this happens even where the applicant has been candid about her criminal background. The applicant then resigns from her position with her current employer. A short time later, someone from human resources sends the applicant a written offer letter, which may or may not be accompanied by an employment contract…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 11 readers -
  • Event: Lunch Seminar for Employers with Heather Hettiarachchi

    … and human resources specialist Heather Hettiarachchi will teach managers and business owners about “best practices” for employee dismissal. Topics will include: Your legal and financial obligations on termination How to structure a severance package Protecting yourself with a written employment contract To register, please contact our…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 33 readers -
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