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Renee is a Human Resources Consultant and CPHR Candidate who has been responsible for all aspects of human resources in her past roles in both union and non-union environments. Renee received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, and received both Human Resource Management and Management Development...

Contact Renee

Renee is a Human Resources Consultant and CPHR Candidate who has been responsible for all aspects of human resources in her past roles in both union and non-union environments. Renee received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, and received both Human Resource Management and Management Development Certificates with Honours, from Red River College. Renee has built HR structures and processes to create consistency and fairness in several workplaces where little existed prior to her arrival. She is a problem solver who does not shy away from tough conversations and is a calm and knowledgeable presence. Renee is a proud Metis and a highly adaptable personality with a focus on customer service.

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Absenteeism: the cost and how to deal with it

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If your employees are not showing up to work, it can be frustrating.

Chronic absenteeism is the habitual pattern of frequent, unplanned and unauthorized absences from work, as well as any failure to report for scheduled work, or to stay at work when scheduled. Chronic absenteeism represents a breach of the implicit social contract between employee and employer - the employee is expected to be available and able to work when scheduled and that the employer pays the employee in exchange for work.

Absenteeism can cost an organization greatly, but the costs are often not well understood and easily dismissed.

To help you understand, we have compiled a definitive guide to dealing with the problem so you can set expectations, make decisions that are compliant with employment regulations and get staff at work!

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Is your job abandonment policy legal?

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Have you ever had an employee fail to show up to work for an extended period of time, with no word or warning, and marked them off as a case of job abandonment?

Many employers have a job abandonment policy which states something along the lines of “after three consecutive, unauthorized absences an employee shall be considered to have abandoned their job”. There is a common misconception that this legal and correct.

In all actuality, the employer has a high threshold that they must meet in order to prove that the employee abandoned their job. A resignation must be clear and unequivocal.

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Improving Workplace Culture

Your workplace culture affects everyone within it, as well as everyone who interacts with it. This makes having a good, healthy, and non-toxic culture so important!  

Workplace culture is made up of the values, attitudes, and behaviours of employees and leaders within your organization.  So, what is the difference between good and bad workplace culture? Let’s take a look at what negative aspects contribute to a toxic workplace culture, and what positive aspects can create a healthy workplace culture.

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