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…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 12 readers -
  • 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/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 18 readers -
  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    … Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. As we’ve discussed previously on our blog, employees are protected against workplace discrimination by section 13 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code), which states: A person must not refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person, or discriminate against a person regarding employment or any…

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

    … at first, there are actually many ways that family law-related issues can impact both employees and employers. In 2016, approximately 33% of marriages ended in divorce – and this number only increases if you include common law relationships that came to an end. Given these figures, it’s extremely likely that a business owner will have one or more…

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

    … information and strategies for starting the employment law relationship off on the right foot. For those who weren’t able to attend the Forum, we asked Trevor to share some key takeaways from the morning. Here are his top 3: Employees vs. Independent Contractors. Whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor depends on his or her day…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 28 readers -
  • Flex hours: making it work for your business

    … If the number of articles published on Forbes.com alone is any indication, workplace flexibility is a hot topic for today’s employers. Researchers and pundits alike hail the benefits of flexible work arrangements, which include employee happiness, productivity, and engagement. In certain circumstances, such as where an employee faces health…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 24 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/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 25 readers -
  • Sustainable Employment™: Make Every New Hire Count

    … could be made a party to such a lawsuit. Address “difficult” topics like dismissal, severance, and just cause, fairly, directly, and clearly in the new employee’s contract. Wrongful dismissal claims are the bread and butter of employment lawyers’ courtroom practice. Why? In part, because contractual clauses that limit an employee’s right…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 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…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 9 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/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 30 readers -
  • Workplace Dress Codes: What Employers Should Know

    … and unenforceable. Non-Unionized Employees – Is the Policy Discriminatory? What Not to Wear In a non-unionized setting, employers have more freedom when it comes to imposing policies regarding employee dress or appearance. The primary consideration in this context is human rights legislation: when adopting a workplace dress code, an employer may…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 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/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 33 readers -
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