The University continues to be successful this year. On behalf of Human Resources, I wish to thank all staff members for their on-going contributions towards improving services offered by the institution. Thanks to all of you, we offer an exceptional work and academic environment. By the same token, I wish you a well-deserved vacation. Bravo!
Overall, we have a lot to be proud of in these survey results. We need to build on the positive, while addressing your areas of concern. In particular, we will look at the more detailed results over the coming weeks in order to establish 3 or 4 key priorities and develop action plans for both short- and long-term activities. And we will continue to communicate our progress on a regular basis.
Human Resources is proud to announce it is now contributing to an annual award that provides financial support and networking opportunities to students registered in human resources management at the Telfer School of Management.
We can all relate to great service since we’re on the receiving end of service every day in many different contexts. However, do we really offer good service? Is it easy to do business with me, and with my organization? That is the question to keep asking ourselves.
This fact sheet explains how your pension may be affected if your marriage or common-law relationship ends, the things you need to know, and the steps to take to have the value of your pension related to your marriage (Family Law Value) calculated and, if applicable, to assign a part of your pension benefit to your ex-spouse.
The Centre for Organizational Development and Learning (CODL) is pleased to offer you its 2011-2012 annual report. It features, among other things, our main achievements of the past year.
CODL certificates give you the opportunity to enhance your work-related duties. To encourage employees’ professional development, Human Resources now recognize certificates as an asset during the hiring process at the University.
Launched in 2007 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the Best Employers for New Canadians competition recognizes once more the University of Ottawa as one of the nation's best employers for recent immigrants.
A Healthy and Active Campus, an initiative of various faculties and services of the University of Ottawa, brings together people from all over the campus who want to be active and remain healthy. Don’t miss any of our activities! Visit our website.
TOPIC OF THE DAY: ETHICS
Ethics comes into play in a variety of ways when social media is involved. This can include derogatory remarks made about fellow staff, a supervisor or an employer; disclosing confidential business information; or using company time to access social media. Over the past few months, we’ve started to hear more and more about social media and work. One such example involved details of a cabinet minister’s private life being leaked on Twitter.
Ethics in human resource management is everyone's business. Although our actions are now governed by many regulations and collective agreements, it is still easy to forget the basics and purpose of these practices. Even within a single hiring process, managers may face several situations in which they must use their judgment and deal with moral and ethical issues.
Read several fictitious scenarios. Some may seem clearly ethical or unethical, while others are more ambiguous. Should a code of ethics be applied?
The following documents are in their source language. When a translation is not available, a similar article is usually substituted in the other official language.
My research suggests that subtle changes can produce big differences in the ethical conduct of organizational members. Three findings seem particularly relevant, and they identify some effective practices regarding how to communicate about values that every manager can implement.
It's nice to be on the right side of ethics, but sometimes we falter. We’re only human. So the question becomes: How do you rebuild your reputation after an ethical or even legal lapse in judgment?
Consciously or unconsciously, employees judge their workplace as ethical - or not - based on what they think their boss does, according to Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup. That is why, Clifton says, in companies “whom you name manager is the single most important impactful thing you do with ethics.” “Ethics, like politics, is local, local, local," Clifton continues. "If I think my boss treats me ethically and honestly, that is what I think of the company. That is a pretty intense finding in all of Gallup’s work in the last couple of decades.”
Ethical companies rarely break down during tough times so they are ready to move forward when the economy improves. During tough economic conditions, unethical companies cut corners; ethical companies do not and that stands them in good stead when upturns occur. Last, ethical companies naturally lead the profit pack and as the economy improves these companies are better able to exploit positive business conditions.