Small raise avoids big problemWhen employees step up and fill in for workers on a leave, reward them (Guest commentary)By Laura Cumming10/24/2011|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2011 Recently, I was reading a summer issue of Canadian HR Reporter — specifically Todd Humber’s article “Where do our story ideas come from?” (July 18, 2011.)I am glad you wrote about this as I often wondered how you came up with the current topics and trends I read in each issue. Many of the articles have helped back me up when I was trying to convince higher executives that something they were doing was incorrect or misguided.I would fight my case, be rejected and then see the topic in your paper. I would show them the article and, many times, they would then start to follow my recommendations. To say this was a bad system is correct but at least issues were moved along for the good of the company and employees. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.