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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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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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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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