Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

The HR Series: The Myths, The Mistakes, and the Realities (Live Online Training)
Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
Event Description

HR mistakes can affect your business and your bottom line. Companies can face enormous costs from litigation for failing to comply with federal or provincial employment laws, human rights, or labour regulations.


But to err is human (resources). Everyone makes mistakes, but many HR mistakes are often not as the result of carelessness, but of relying on myths or company traditions.  However, these mistakes can have ripple effects throughout the entire company — affecting company culture, morale, and/or legal liability. That’s why it’s important to be proactive when it comes to human resources, finding and fixing problems before they cost you time, energy, and money.

The processes within HR are often complex because your HR team must comply with rapidly changing regulatory conditions, business demands and labour shortages. As a result, mistakes may be made.


In this two-hour webinar we look at the most common myths and mistakes made by HR practitioners so they can be avoided in the future by implementing realistic approaches to your daily practices.  Common mistakes include:


  • Changing the essential terms of an employee’s job
  • Failure to provide accommodations when required
  • Unintended biases in hiring
  • The myth of one week severance for every year of service
  • Hiring contractors as employees
  • Failure to have compulsory policies in place
  • Employment Standards vs. Common Law


…and many, many more.


While this session is part of a series, participants are not required to attend all sessions in the series or attend in any sequence.  Each session can be attended independently.


Presenter: Pamela Bragg - Sarkany Management Inc.


Pamela Bragg is the owner of Sarkany Management Inc., a Human Resources Consulting firm, which offers a broad range of HR services. Pamela has a comprehensive background in executive level human resources and holds a Masters Certificate from Stanford in Diversity & Inclusion as well as a Masters Certificate in Strategic Human Resources & Organizational Change


Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.


Webinar Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or [email protected] for more information.


All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $50.00
CHBA Central Interior Member $50.00
CHBA Southern Okanagan Member $50.00
CHBA Northern BC Member $50.00
Merit Member $50.00
Non-Member $70.00
Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
Agenda (Pacific Time)
11:00am - 1:00pm
Additional Information


  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
    • Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience
  2. Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.


Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify ICBA of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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