Archive | July, 2009

Addiction… Disease to Accommodate or Personal and Lifestyle Choice?

From years of research, the prevalent medical view is that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behaviour.  But is it?  And, does this view further enable the addict to continue their destructive behaviour? Dr Gene M. Heyman, a Harvard Medical School lecturer, has recently concluded his research and published a book,  Addiction: A Disorder […]

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Congratulations Marlene

HR pros is proud to congratulate Marlene Keith, Project Consultant, for obtaining her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.  The Certified Human Resources Professional designation is a nationally recognized level of achievement within the field of human resources. The designation represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence, sets a benchmark for the practice of effective human […]

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Mandatory retirement at 65 is no longer…

As of July 1st, mandatory retirement in Nova Scotia became of policy of the past, not of the future.  Forcing an employee to retire by reason of age is now regulated by human rights legislation.  This amendment to the Human Rights Act brings Nova Scotia in line with all other jurisdictions in Canada which have […]

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