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Tips for Self-Care from a Recovering Workaholic – Part 1
16 Oct
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Tips for Self-Care from a Recovering Workaholic – Part 1

by Jaysa Toet in HR Trends , Uncategorized 0 comments

Fall is a busy time following vacations and the comfortable routine of steady summer months. For our team, the fall is always busy and the same is true for many of our clients. For myself, I always approach fall excited but quickly end up in a spiral of crazy between work, board commitments, family commitments,…

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The Employee Engagement Fad
27 Sep
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The Employee Engagement Fad

by Brad Lutz in Employee Engagement , Leadership 0 comments

Ok, fine, I admit it – Employee Engagement has become the next HR fad, the next flavour of the month. Generally speaking, it’s already going away.  However, it’s not leaving for entirely good reasons. The Employee Engagement journey started out as “Employee Happiness”.  Some realists figured out that many employees were all too “happy” flying…

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It’s Not That I Don’t Like You (and Other Myths About Your Job Search)
18 Sep
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It’s Not That I Don’t Like You (and Other Myths About Your Job Search)

by Cheryl Krestanowich in HR Trends , Recruitment 0 comments

I’ve done a lot of recruiting in my career. Because of that, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with countless candidates about their job-search experiences; the highs, the lows and some common misconceptions about what companies are/aren’t looking for in an employee. It can be frustrating to look for work, particularly when not every “recruiter”…

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Culture Shock
13 Sep
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Culture Shock

by Cara Joseph in Employee Engagement , HR Trends 0 comments

Culture shock is defined as “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” This term is commonly experienced and associated with travelers going abroad, however, my experience didn’t take place numerous kilometers away in a foreign country. Mine happened from relocating…

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Shifting a Negative Workplace Culture
07 Sep
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Shifting a Negative Workplace Culture

by Jaysa Toet in Employee Engagement , HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

..Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. Work life might not actually be a soap opera, but in some environments, it can feel like it. We have seen our fair share of messy situations in our client’s cultures – politics, drama, or poor communication resulting in situations that take up…

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How to Draft a Meaningful Employee Handbook
30 Aug
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How to Draft a Meaningful Employee Handbook

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

Every year as summer comes to an end, we start getting call from clients about wanting to write and implement a Handbook.  It’s like clockwork.  Something about that back to school feeling gets people in the mood for…policies?  Maybe not, but it does get us thinking about executing on projects and getting things done that…

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Leadership Blind Spots
23 Aug
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Leadership Blind Spots

by Brad Lutz in Employee Engagement , HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

Yes, your Leadership Team has Blind Spots they don’t know about (that’s why they’re called blind spots). I was recently in a manufacturing facility and had the opportunity to have an abbreviated plant tour.  The manufacturing leader was clearly very proud (and rightfully so) of what had been accomplished and the overall operations looked great. …

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8 Workplace Lessons I Learned From My Cat
17 Jul
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8 Workplace Lessons I Learned From My Cat

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Leadership 0 comments

For most of my life, I have unapologetically called myself a ‘dog person’ and I’ve learned countless lessons from my steady, fun-loving water-dog (that’s a different blog altogether).  I always liked cats, but they were ‘just cats.’ That changed with a decision to adopt a cat five years ago; a move that altered my perspective and…

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Swearing in the Workplace
25 Jun

Swearing in the Workplace

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

Is it ever OK to swear in the workplace? Ask around and you’d probably get varying answers.  What may be considered taboo is in reality pretty common and if we’re being honest, you find swearing in almost every workplace.  You also find swearing at all levels of the organization, leadership and even (especially) executives don’t…

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HR Leaders Summit West 2018 – Trends & Takeaways
24 May
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HR Leaders Summit West 2018 – Trends & Takeaways

by Jaysa Toet in HR Trends 0 comments

I attended the HR Leaders Summit (West) hosted in Vancouver last month. This was my first year at this conference and I had high expectations after Brad, Devan and Jane from our team attended last year. The conference did not disappoint! A wide variety of presenters ranging from Airbnb to HR Executives to Consultants all…

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