Canadian HR Reporter

October 2018 CAN

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PM40065782 RO9496 THE NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT October 2018 MANY 'TALL POPPIES' CUT DOWN AT WORK page 17 HR trends for 2018 Attraction, retention and engagement top concerns page 2 Trump politics bring out con icts B.C. manager's termination highlights challenges for HR page 7 Supporting mental health leaves Focusing on con dentiality, communication, support page 45 Women often belittled, bullied or dismissed – but many determined to rise back up: Survey BY SARAH DOBSON Credit: Tomas Stankiewicz Baldssa (Shutterstock) Both men and women cut women down at work, leading to issues around productivity, engagement and turnover, finds a survey. Travellers who use cannabis legally could be pressed by border agents about their history with the drug, says one lawyer. Credit: Chris Helgren (Reuters) National HR Awards We provide in-depth pro les of the 14 winners of this year's awards T o rise up in the workplace, to succeed and stand tall — to be a "tall poppy" — is something that should be celebrated and encouraged. And yet many women fi nd themselves cut down, attacked, re- sented and criticized because of their achievements. is can lead to productivity and disengagement issues, alongside absenteeism and turnover, accord- ing to a survey delving into "Tall Poppy Syndrome" (TPS) by Canadian HR Reporter in partnership with Viewpoint Leadership and Women of Infl uence. e perpetrators are almost evenly split between women (31 per cent) and men (27 per cent), or both (41 per cent), found the survey of more than 1,500 people. And the most common ways they cut women down is through cyberbullying (64 per cent), bullying (58), dismissals of achievements (55), calling someone selfi sh or superior (52), taking credit for others' work ACHIEVEMENTS > pg. 8 Travellers to U.S. could face greater scrutiny as of Oct. 17 Canadians linked to cannabis could face lifetime ban: Lawyers BY MARCEL VANDER WIER CANADIAN business travellers may face intensifi ed examination procedures at the United States border following the legalization of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, according to lawyers. And Canadians connected to the fl edgling cannabis indus- try, or those who have used the drug prior to legalization, may be barred for life from entering the U.S. In British Columbia, there have already been incidents in which workers connected to the canna- bis industry were handed lifetime bans when attempting to cross the border into America, according to the Toronto Star. It's expected to become an even bigger issue following offi cial le- galization later this month, said Len Saunders, an immigration lawyer based in Blaine, Wash. "Guess what's going to happen on Oct. 17? It is going to be a tidal wave of cases," he said. While using cannabis following legalization will not in itself result in a lifetime ban, it could be the basis for a border agent to press a traveller on her past history with the drug — which could result in a ban if it was consumed while it was still an illegal substance, said Saunders. U.S. > pg. 11 HOW WILL YOU APPROACH YOUR NEXT AGREEMENT ? HR AWARDS 2018 NATIONAL

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