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January 2016    





The Critical Role of Orientation for New Employees to Your Organization’s Culture
Karen Suk-Patrick, Director of OD and Employee Health Services, Guelph General Hospital, and Chantal Thorn, OD Specialist, Guelph General Hospital, 2016

The Critical Role of Orientation for New Employees to Your Organization's CultureFirst impressions count. However in the workplace, organizations often fail to realize that this truism is a two way street. As much as we form first impressions about the people we interview, hire and welcome into our organizations, the employee is on a parallel journey. How did we interview them? How did we invite them to join our organization and how did we welcome them when they arrived?

Traditionally, “orientation” is seen as a static event, one in which we provide an employee with a list of expectations and requirements, a package of information on their benefits, and perhaps some formal welcome session or introduction to the organization’s policies and procedures. There is much research to suggest the importance of the workplace culture in attracting and retaining highly qualified staff.

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Top 5 Queen's IRC Articles from 2015

These are the most popular articles Queen's IRC released in 2015.

  1. Managing Emotional Reactions to Organizational Change
    Kate Sikerbol, Queen's IRC Facilitator

    Can you recall a time when you experienced a major change in your organization? Perhaps like others around you, you experienced a roller coaster of emotions: excitement that at long last…more
  2. Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Costly Conduct
    Deborah Hudson, Lawyer, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

    As media scrutiny over schoolyard and cyberbullying pervade the news, allegations of workplace harassment and bullying are on the rise. Media reports reveal the deleterious and even deadly impact…more
  3. An Inquiry into the State of HR in Canada in 2013: Executive Summary
    Paul Juniper, Brendan Sweeney and Alison Hill, Queen's IRC

    This executive summary is based on a survey of over 400 HR practitioners and explores the current and changing state of the HR profession in Canada. It also compares the findings with our 2011 survey…more
  4. The Tough Work of Managing Change
    Dr. Carol A. Beatty, Queen's IRC

    The literature on change management contains a lot of advice about formulating a change idea and planning it at a high level but much less on how to implement the idea once it has been created…more
  5. Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Our Continuing Need to Teach
    Elaine Newman, Arbitrator and Mediator, Queen's IRC Facilitator

    Francine had been disciplined before. She had been suspended for 3 days, for an angry outburst that she had in the shipping department. But this time was worse. Francine was in the cafeteria…more

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Introducing our HR Metrics and Analytics program
Transforming HR Data into Business Insight

HR Metrics and Analytics Brochure

Our HR Metrics and Analytics program will give you the tools and skills to identify the information you need, understand it and use it to make meaningful recommendations and decisions in your workplace.

This three-day program will provide you with essential knowledge and tools to understand HR metrics and transform that data into business knowledge and insight.

Toronto: March 21 to 23, 2016
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Ottawa: September 20-22, 2016
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We’re pleased to introduce our Spring 2016-Spring 2017 Program Planner. It details our new offerings as well as our other foundational and advanced programs. It includes information about our certificates, and a quick-reference 18-month calendar of programs with dates, locations and fees.

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