Remarkable report validates HR (Editor's Notes)

Ombudsman's insights show value of good HR team
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2014

When you have a minute, download a copy of the ombudsman’s report on HR practices at Toronto Community Housing (TCH). Every HR professional, from Victoria to St. John’s, should have a copy of this remarkable report at her desk.

It’s an outsider’s look into not only a dysfunctional organization but the HR profession as a whole. And it paints a pretty convincing picture to support the implementation and enforcement of solid HR practices — and of the extreme damage a rogue CEO can do to an organization, both to morale and to the bottom line.

The 111-page report details a litany of events from June 2012 to October 2013 that would make the stomachs of most HR professionals churn. A random sample: