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Workplace harassment still a work in progress

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In late January, People First hosted a breakfast briefing on harassment in the workplace.  The topic had certainly featured prominently in the news cycle late in 2014 and our consultants were fielding more questions on the topic.  We invited representatives from The Manitoba Human Rights Commission, Safe Work Manitoba and People First’s Respectful Workplace practice to share some of the cases that are impacting employers in Manitoba, current trends in harassment reporting and what companies can do improve the work environment for all employees.

Martin Cash from the Winnipeg Free Press also made it out to the event, which he featured in his column the next day.  Read the full article here.

Looking back at 2014

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As we mark the final hours of 2014, we think back upon the year and wonder what headlines were of most interest to HR professionals.

For HR practitioners, the decision in Ontario by the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) to withdraw from the Canadian Council of Human Resource Association (CCHRA) was a big story.  It can’t be said that this came as much of a surprise, as the HRPA gave ample notice as to their intentions well before the headlines broke.  The biggest item on the HRPA’s agenda was revamping the CHRP designation, which has remained almost unchanged since its introduction in 1990.  They rolled out a new framework in the fall, creating three designations where once there was only one.