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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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Really Though…What are your Company Values?
28 Mar
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Really Though…What are your Company Values?

by Jane Helbrecht in Employee Engagement , HR Trends 0 comments

Over recent years many of us have become aware of the importance in sharing the purpose behind our work and organization. But what about our company values?  

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“How did it get so late so soon?”  Recruitment Advice for Busy People
16 Mar
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“How did it get so late so soon?” Recruitment Advice for Busy People

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Recruitment 0 comments

There’s one thing many Hiring Managers are doing that drives away top talent. I’m not convinced they know they’re doing it. It’s simple to fix and it makes life so much harder on their teams. It’s the primary reason I see good candidates leaving the recruitment process and good companies missing out. Hiring Managers are…

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Tim Hortons Cobourg Case – An Alternate Viewpoint
19 Jan

Tim Hortons Cobourg Case – An Alternate Viewpoint

by Brad Lutz in HR Trends 0 comments

Sometimes the way things are presented in the media oversimplifies a situation and misses balancing perspectives that help truly understand what’s going on. I’ve recently been following the Tim Hortons Story in Ontario where store owners (in fact, the children of the founder) have changed their employee benefits program to being cost shared instead of…

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Get Back to Basics
16 Jan

Get Back to Basics

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

  As 2018 begins, it’s a great time to think ahead to the upcoming year and set some resolutions as a Leader.  Think about what you’d like to see as outcomes for this year, professionally and personally. Think about what you’d like to see your team accomplish or develop, and spend some time reflecting on…

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30 Nov

Client Feature: Hippo CMMS

by Staff Author in HR Trends , Uncategorized 0 comments

Winnipeg Tech Company, Hippo CMMS Uses Acuity HR Solutions to Help with Growing Pains Written By: Reena Sommer, PhD, Hippo CMMS November 27, 2017 One of the challenges facing companies experiencing rapid growth is finding a balance between product development and service, and staff management concerns. Too often, business owners’ primary focus is on growing their…

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3 Ways to Miss the Mark on Handling People Problems
30 Nov

3 Ways to Miss the Mark on Handling People Problems

by Jaysa Toet in Employee Engagement 0 comments

When leaders experience a problem with a specific person, a gut reaction is to solve it in the quickest, easiest, and most painless way possible. It’s true that problems should be solved quickly, however, well-intentioned efficiency or avoidance can cause leaders to miss the mark. Even when uncomfortable, dealing with a situation personally with the…

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3 Reasons Why Small Companies Need HR
19 Oct

3 Reasons Why Small Companies Need HR

by Jaysa Toet in HR Trends 0 comments

The first thing business owners think about when starting a company is their core business. An idea becomes a product or service fueled by the passion that started it all. Once the dream becomes a reality, passion for the cause quickly becomes inundated by other business requirements such as securing funding, legal support, space and…

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