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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tackling Time
17 Jan
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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tackling Time

by Cara Joseph in Productivity , Time Management 0 comments

One thing there never seems to be enough off is time, and as leaders we know this all to well. Between meetings, running reports, unexpected fires and whatever else the day brings, the constant feeling of needing to play catch up lingers.  I hear it repeatedly “I don’t have enough hours in the day.” We’ve…

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Parental Leave: Tips for a Smooth Transition
19 Dec
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Parental Leave: Tips for a Smooth Transition

by Jaysa Toet in HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

A member on your team lets you know the happy news that there will be a new addition to their family. There’s excitement, happiness, and congratulations! Shortly after, worry may set in for you as a leader because you’re immediately thinking about what you will do to fill the gap while they are gone. Many…

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Performance Review….NOT Surprise!  How to get the most out of your process
30 Nov
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Performance Review….NOT Surprise!  How to get the most out of your process

by Devan Graham in Leadership 0 comments

There’s been a lot of talk the last couple of years about Performance Reviews, with some organizations moving away from them all together. However, many still find value in the process and how it drives individual and organizational results. The problem is that at times, the feedback provided in the review meeting is a surprise…

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Fighting Fires in the Workplace
23 Nov
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Fighting Fires in the Workplace

by Cara Joseph in Leadership , Productivity 0 comments

Take a moment to reflect on your past few weeks at work: How many surprises have you dealt with this week? How many customer relationships have had to be rescued or late orders escalated? How many apologies were delivered, what information was re-explained, or tasks required to be re-done? As a leader you are going…

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Tips for Self-Care from a Recovering Workaholic – Part 2
14 Nov
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Tips for Self-Care from a Recovering Workaholic – Part 2

by Jaysa Toet in HR Trends , Uncategorized 0 comments

Year end is coming and with the increased pressures of deadlines, holidays and other events it can make for some hectic weeks. Here are more tips that I’ve gathered along the way to help keep your sanity when life is busy: Self-Care at Work We are inundated by so many things that a little self-care…

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Ageism is Dumb…Cut It Out Already
30 Oct
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Ageism is Dumb…Cut It Out Already

by Cheryl Krestanowich in HR Trends , Recruitment 0 comments

I’ve written roughly a dozen drafts of this blog over the last few months trying to strike the right balance between tone and message, and I keep failing to get it right.  So, I’m going to aim for blunt honesty and hope for the best. Here goes…. No, I won’t screen out candidates based on…

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The Power of Plants in the Workplace
25 Oct
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The Power of Plants in the Workplace

by Cara Joseph in Healthy Workplace 0 comments

Whether we like it or not our famous Canadian winters are on the horizon. As the days are getting shorter and the temperature continues to drop we will soon find ourselves having a harder time getting outside and enjoying the balmy -40 temperatures.  For majority of people most of our time and workday is spent…

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Totally Motivated
19 Oct
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Totally Motivated

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

Last year I played volleyball on Sundays in an adult co-ed league. In our playoff game, we had won the first set and were leading in the second.  Then one of our girls got hit with the ball in an awkward spot, on the side of her face and neck.  Her neck stiffened up and…

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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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