Canadian HR Reporter

February 2020 CAN

Canadian HR Reporter is the national journal of human resource management. It features the latest workplace news, HR best practices, employment law commentary and tools and tips for employers to get the most out of their workforce.

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THE hits just keep on coming. And not in a good way. Recently, several high-profile corporate leaders have toppled from their place up high because of "indiscretions." Take Mark Wiseman, for example. Previously the CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for four years, he went on to become managing director at BlackRock in New York in 2016. But that ended recently when the company announced that Wiseman was leaving after violating the company's "relationship at work" policy. Similarly, McDonald's dismissed its four-and-a-half-year president and CEO, Steve Easterbrook, in November after he violated company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. The fast food giant forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. And in 2020, David Drummond, chief legal officer at Google, announced he was resigning more than a year-and-a-half after allegations he had a serious affair with a subordinate. The company is said to have a policy "discouraging" or "outright banning" relationships with direct reports. Maybe we shouldn't be too surprised. Last year, an annual report by PwC Strategy& found that for the first time in an annual survey, more CEOs were ousted due to ethical lapses than company WWW.HRREPORTER.COM ISSUE 33.01 THE NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Inappropriate relations in the C-suite Travelling with cannabis Employers may want to take a look at employee habits /08 Dependent contractors An in-depth look at recent legal decisions suggests exclusivity is key /22 Flirting at work With the #MeToo movement, does the fine art of flirting have to disappear? /35 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE... THE GLASS CEILING Former HR professional suggests women's personalities are partly to blame /10 DISABILITY MANAGEMENT What's the big cause of bottlenecks? A new study finds out /12 OVERPAYING AN EMPLOYEE Employers must always return wage overpayments, but legalities vary /34 Policies > pg. 2 With #MeToo well established and sexual harassment claims on the rise, why are executives still behaving badly? Sarah Dobson takes a look at what HR be should be doing to combat the troubling trend

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