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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 6 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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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 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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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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Take a Little Time for Yourself
20 Jun

Take a Little Time for Yourself

by Devan Graham in HR Trends 0 comments

I just came back from holidays and for the first time in a while I’m actually feeling refreshed!  I don’t know about you, but usually when I take time off, I don’t feel like I have enough time to truly detach from work and rest.  By the time I’ve settled into to vacation mode, the…

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