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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 1 comment

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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28 Sep

Don’t Promote Your Best Employees…

by Brad Lutz in Leadership 1 comment

At the very least, stop promoting your best employees into leadership positions without very, very careful consideration. I speak with so many different employers from different industries, and the story is too often the same.  “We have this great employee, best technical person or best performer we’ve ever had, so….we promoted them to Manager /…

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That Back to School Feeling
11 Sep

That Back to School Feeling

by Jane Helbrecht in Leadership 0 comments

Is it just me or does that back to school feeling still hit you, even though you haven’t gone ‘back to school’ in ages? There is something about September and getting back into a routine after the classic Winnipeg summer slowdown.  Even though August was a very busy month for me from a work perspective,…

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What Are Leaders Afraid Of?
31 Aug

What Are Leaders Afraid Of?

by Rachel Poppe Weessies in Leadership 0 comments

In the past number of months, we’ve been focusing time with many clients on one of our newest Acuity products: the Engagement Indicator. The Engagement Indicator is a survey that asks employees a series of questions that have been proven to measure the core elements needed to attract, focus, and retain an organization’s most talented employees…

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Key Communication Tips for Effective Change Management
15 Aug

Key Communication Tips for Effective Change Management

by Devan Graham in HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

Change management planning can quickly be derailed without a solid communication plan.  On the other hand, a strong communication plan can help make up for unforeseen circumstances or an imperfect change management strategy. Here are some key change management communication tips to help you navigate the change path: COMMUNICATE THE PROBLEM In order for people…

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Suit Shopping for Beginners: Lessons in Humility
29 Jun

Suit Shopping for Beginners: Lessons in Humility

by Cheryl Krestanowich in Leadership 0 comments

Shopping for my first suit was an experience in humility that will stay with me forever, and one that has (oddly enough) helped to shape the leader that I am today. A number of years back, I had left a job with a clear career track to follow a new path. As I approached graduation from…

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