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Sally is a proud member of Couchiching First Nation and has worked with many Indigenous clients and organizations in multiple provinces. Sally is an HR Professional having a diverse background in Policy Review and Development, Recruitment, Performance Management, Employee Relations, and application of Employment Legislation and...

Contact Sally

Sally is a proud member of Couchiching First Nation and has worked with many Indigenous clients and organizations in multiple provinces. Sally is an HR Professional having a diverse background in Policy Review and Development, Recruitment, Performance Management, Employee Relations, and application of Employment Legislation and HR Best Practices. Sally brings forward experience in HR Consulting services where she has become effective and knowledgeable in developing client-focused HR solutions. Sally is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She also holds a Business Administration Diploma from McMaster University.

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“Be back soon” – Best practices for managing employee leaves

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As much as we try to distinguish them, work and personal life are innately tethered to one another. Things come up at work that will leak into our personal lives, and our personal lives will certainly seep their way into the workplace. To keep a healthy work-life balance, this sometimes requires employees to take a temporary of leave of absence from their job.

Read on to learn how to navigate these requests and what to do during the leave of absence.

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Truth and Reconciliation: Not just a one-day event

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Sept. 30 is the recognized National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This year will be the second time that Canada has acknowledged this day of remembrance since its inception in 2021. Similar to last year, many workplaces may find themselves in a situation where they are asking themselves, “What does this day mean for our organization?”

First and foremost, this day is to honour children who attended residential school, remembering those who did not make it home, and recognizing survivors and their families.

For federally-regulated employers, this day is considered a statutory holiday, meaning workplaces close or employees are paid time-and-a-half. For non-federally-regulated employers, it is a bit more complicated.

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