Canadian HR Reporter

April 2021 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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"UNQUESTIONABLY qualified for this high office… she will be an excellent governor general." So said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in announcing that Julie Payette, a former astronaut, would take on the esteemed position in 2017. Three-and-a-half years later, Payette quit the position in January after claims of harass- ment and bullying under her leadership led to an independent report that unveiled a toxic work environment, with allegations of "yelling, screaming, aggressive conduct, demeaning comments and public humiliations." On the other side of the country, the CEO of Royal BC Museum resigned in February after a diversity and inclusion consultant described the institution as a "dysfunctional and toxic work- place — characterized by a culture of fear and distrust." And in Winnipeg in June, the president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights resigned after allegations of sexual harassment and racism at the workplace and staff being told to censor LGBT content. WWW.HRREPORTER.COM ISSUE 34.03.2021 THE NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT HR Leaders Talk We talk to 5 HR execs to hear about their 'crazy year' and plans for 2021 /16 COVID-19 and notice periods Recent court decision provides a glimpse of what's to come for employee severance /8 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE… NARCISSISTIC LEADERS Why do they keep popping up despite their negative tendencies? Stanford University researchers offer their take /7 TOXIC COMMUNICATIONS Discrimination and harassment are migrating from the workplace to work from home /12 HOME ERGONOMICS People will need to work safely if they want to see long-term positive outcomes for their health and well-being /24 > pg. 2 The unsavoury departure of Canada's governor general cast a spotlight on the challenges of toxic leadership. Thorough screening and effective performance management are just some of the ways that employers can prevent this behaviour before it blows up, writes Sarah Dobson Pandemic complaints A worker demanding better safety from his employer was fired and then awarded $25,000 in damages /36 Toxic leadership still challenging employers

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