This October, The Heller Group was thrilled to again sponsor the Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala which featured its much-anticipated keynote speaker, Lisa LaFlamme. The event brought together over three hundred members of our legal community to celebrate the experiences of being a woman in law and to support Canadian Woman for Women in Afghanistan.
We spend a significant amount of time at work and therefore ensuring that a prospective employer promotes a culture that you believe in is an important ingredient to long-term job satisfaction. Evaluating an organization or firm’s perspective on and commitment to DE&I is a great place to start in determining what kind of culture or values you can expect to see if you were to start there as an employee.
Traditional interviews can be prone to bias, may not provide a complete picture of the candidate’s abilities, and may not be a reliable predictor of job performance. As a result, organizations may benefit from using additional assessment tools, such as competency or behavioural interviews, to supplement traditional interviews and gain a more accurate assessment of candidates and reduce bias.
We know that this time of year can feel dreary and dull for many. We have set out below some helpful tips for staying positive during this season, also referred to as "False Spring”
During the recruitment process, employers should definitely expect questions from candidates about the availability of flexible work arrangements and be prepared to speak to the ways in which the company worked to maintain and build company culture in the era of remote and hybrid working.
You have probably heard of “unlimited paid time off”, a recent emerging employment benefit offered by companies to promote better work-life balance, but is this benefit really as great as it appears on the surface?