Human Resources Spotlight Series

This series explores trending topics in human resources (HR) using two methods: spotlight reports and case studies. The spotlight reports are short, easily digestible pieces that examine best practices in the HR space, including:

  1. flexible work arrangements
  2. inclusive practices
  3. actions that support workplace mental health
  4. ways to support retirement-age workers

The case studies will highlight various Canadian organizations that have adopted these best practices and examine how, in doing so, they have improved their workplace’s diversity, wellbeing, and productivity.

Call for applications

Are you part of a forward-thinking organization that has embarked on an innovative Human Resource (HR) strategy? Spotlight Case Studies are a great way to showcase your organization’s journey and impactful outcomes on a national platform. If you believe your story would benefit other Canadian HR leaders and would like to be considered as a featured Case Study, we would love to hear from you.

Recent and upcoming research

More planned research is still upcoming.

How a Four-Day Workweek Can Benefit Your Organization

July 13, 2023

For many knowledge workers, the 40-hour, five-day workweek has been the norm since the start of their careers. Henry Ford popularized this structure in 1926 in an effort to increase the productivity of his automotive factories, which were operating seven days a week. 

Issue briefing  •  10-min read


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Adding Up the Benefits of Remote and Hybrid Work

June 1, 2023

Flexible working models like hybrid and remote work can be highly innovative and empowering work environments for employees. Employees can choose to work in an environment that best suits a mix of the performance requirements for their role, their personality type, and sometimes their lifestyle preference.

Issue briefing •  6-min read


No-meeting Days

Month XX, 2023  •  XX-min read


Results-Only Work Environment

Month XX, 2023  •  XX-min read


How to apply this research

Are you looking for ways to improve your workplace?

The Human Resources Spotlight Series will provide insight into actions that organizations are taking to attract and retain key talent, improve diversity and inclusion, and allow employees to customize their work experience.

If you are a leader in human resources, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), or workplace health and wellness, this series will highlight initiatives that you can implement in your own workplace to build and maintain an inclusive, engaged, and effective workforce.

While many factors contribute to an organization’s overall success, what matters most are the people. For an organization to succeed in the long run, whether success is measured by workplace well-being, attraction and retention, productivity, or revenue targets, the key ingredient is ensuring that employees are engaged, motivated, physically and mentally well, and ready to bring the best version of themselves to work.

This series will help professionals working in human resources, workplace health and wellness, and EDI stay abreast of what’s new and current in their respective fields. It will highlight action-focused initiatives that organizations can implement to improve attraction and retention, employee well-being and, ultimately, productivity.


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Principal Research Associate, Human Capital

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Senior Research Associate, Human Capital

Liz Marcil

Associate Director, Human Capital

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