A WORD FROM THE TOP
With the first month of 2019 almost over, it’s important to ensure that your HR planning is on point with current trends and predictions.  This year there is a very strong focus on ensuring a healthy workplace for all of your employees.  This goes beyond preventing accidents on the job, employers are being encouraged to support their employee’s emotional and cognitive health by creating a supportive and mentally healthy workplace.  Below is an article outlining 3 HR trends to watch in 2019.

On Feb 11th I have the privilege of sitting on a panel of experts at the upcoming Employment Law Masterclass conference being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  This is going to be an amazing day full of great information on everything from the legalities of cannabis at work, to workplace mental health.  If you’d like to learn more please scroll down to the bottom of this newsletter and click on the link, Vertical Bridge client’s receive a discount. I hope to see you there!

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2019!

Sandra Reder, CPC
President

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3 HR TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

Credit: Cecile Alper-Leroux (TLNT)The role of HR continues to be dynamic and ever-changing, with major economic, sociological, technological and cultural trends impacting the way people will work and live in 2019. HR’s shift from a largely administrative function to a strategic business unit has been slow up until now. But that is about to change, as HR has the opportunity to take center stage and become a champion for businesses looking to keep up with the pace of these changes.HR is responsible for mitigating some of the most critical issues facing businesses today, such as hiring and retaining talent, skill development, and creating a positive employee experience in a tight labor market. Organizations adapting to the future of work are realizing they need business-savvy, innovative HR leaders to help them navigate the evolving needs of the modern workforce.This, in turn, puts more pressure on HR leaders to stay ahead of the latest trends and find solutions that move businesses and employees forward amid intense competition. Below are just a few trends that HR leaders will need to follow closely in 2019 if they want their businesses and the employees they serve to excel in the future of work.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW MASTERCLASS
On Monday, Feb. 11th,Vertical Bridge’s Sandra Reder will be on an expert panel at the Employment Law Masterclass – the year’s most exciting event for anyone seeking to gain in-depth awareness of the latest industry updates, familiarity with practical case studies, knowledge of guidelines and how to implement them, high-level overviews of industry talking points and big HR issues such as accommodation, sexual harassment and the legalization of marijuana in the workplace. Check out the agenda here. We’d love to see you there!

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Vertical Bridge clients are invited to use the code “EBRATE” at registration to get the lowest, early bird rate of $775 (price is currently $912).
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