The Globe and Mail article Employers and employers’ groups say they are looking at ways to expand HR tools to make it easier for employees to report their complaints.
The Globe has obtained job boards for human resources personnel that were created by HR professionals, such as HR and Human Resources, to allow employees to connect directly with their bosses, share concerns and help employers understand their needs and the challenges they face.
“We are looking to expand these tools to HR and human resources and to provide a way for people to be heard,” said Paul Devesse, chief human resources officer at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which has been tracking the trend.
“There is so much more to HR, and HR and HR has a really big role in our economy, so it is something we are trying to encourage them to take a look at.”
HR professionals in Ontario, for instance, have been working on a new HR tool called the HR Connect, which will be available online this spring, said Michael Stacey, a director with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, which is leading the push to improve HR.
Stacey said HR professionals should be working on creating tools for HR that can be used by both individuals and companies.
“It is really important for people and organizations to have a conversation about how HR can be a part of the conversation about workforce issues and better solutions to workforce issues,” Stacey told the National Post.
“HR and human resource professionals need to be talking about how to best leverage HR to achieve the best outcome for all.”
The HR Connect is also expected to have more tools to help workers connect with employers and employers can track their progress and provide them with more feedback, Stacey added.
Human resources professionals should also be looking at tools to provide more accurate feedback on their progress, he said.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said it is also working on tools for human resource and human capital managers to make the HR process easier for people, including tools for reporting complaints, improving employee engagement and helping workers share their experiences.
Stacey noted that the government is making some efforts to improve the HR experience for workers. “
At the same time, we also need to ensure we have a clear understanding of our HR role in a modern workplace and how we can support HR employees in their work, both at work and in their personal lives.”
Stacey noted that the government is making some efforts to improve the HR experience for workers.
In 2016, the government released a report that called for improving HR systems, including the development of a new online HR system that would help workers share experiences, such to the public.
It also recommended the creation of a system that can connect employees with employers to help them understand their HR role and what they need to do to help their employer.
The government also announced that in 2019, it will create an HR system to better manage employee complaints and help the government better communicate HR’s role in human resources.
“The Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure the best practices are in place to support the growth of HR, including strengthening the HR workforce,” said the government’s chief information officer, Michael Smith.
“This is the first step in building a more efficient HR and the digital HR ecosystem that will allow companies to manage their HR workforce more effectively and to deliver better results for employees and their communities.”
The new HR system, which was announced in November, is not the first time the government has created tools to better help employees.
In March, it announced a pilot program to provide employees with a list of the HR professional who can help them with their complaints and also shared the results of that system.
In May, the Government of Alberta announced it was introducing a new system for HR professional complaints and a system to share those results with stakeholders.
The new system will be used across the province and will be made available online for employers to use, said Alberta Public Service Minister Heather Stefanson.
“Alberta has always been a leader in HR and we have been leading the way with a wide range of HR tools, including HR Connect,” Stefanson said in a statement.
“Today, we are making it easier and more accessible for employees in the province to communicate directly with HR professionals.”