What happened in HR? 2015 recap

HRM looks at the big-hitting stories from the final quarter to remind ourselves of what’s been happening the past few months.

What happened in HR? 2015 recap
HR is a constantly changing industry and over the past year we’ve seen a number of major stories break, develop and eventually disappear. So what big hitters have you forgotten about?

Here, HRM takes a look back at the prominent articles that grabbed HR professionals’ attention in the final quarter of 2015.


Jian Ghomeshi enters plea

HR’s most talked-about scandal reared its head again as the disgraced former radio show host arrived at court.

Employee mob attacks top HR leader

05 Two senior executives were forced to flee as angry workers ripped the shirts from their backs.

Trump’s top execs fired for corruption

Directors of a luxury condominium development accused executives of gross mismanagement.

Bell fined $1.25M for fake employee reviews

14The country’s largest telecommunications company was held accountable by the Canadian Competition Bureau after senior employees posted fake reviews online.


Starbucks announces ethical hiring plan

The coffee chain’s Canadian operation confirmed it would commit 10 per cent of all store hires to at-risk young people.

Major corp. admits slavery and coercion

A global audit initiated by the food giant found abuse of impoverished migrant workers in Thailand.

Canadian company sparks international outrage

A Toronto-based web-design business made news for all the wrong reasons thanks to a major HR faux-pas.

$600M union deal for major car manufacturer

Executives confirmed the new contract would cost the company an eye-watering $600M in the fourth quarter alone.


Mark Zuckerberg pledges 99% of Facebook shares to charity

Both he and his wife made the remarkable philanthropic promise on the same day they publicly welcomed their daughter into the world.

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