Back To School – Why Education Matters

Back to School – Why Education Matters

With summer behind us and cool weather approaching, back to school time is here. While the term “back to school” typically conjures images of school-aged children, high school or post-secondary students marching off to school with backpacks, employers can also…

Supporting Employees Through The Tough Stuff

Supporting Employees Through the Tough Stuff

The thought of team members experiencing personal tragedy, loss or difficult life changes isn’t something most of us like to dwell on. Whether it’s the loss of a family member or co-worker, or the death of a well-loved pet, though…

Why It’s Good To Be Disruptive

Why It’s Good to Be Disruptive

In today’s workplace, we are often looking to maintain a calm, peaceful existence. There are not a lot of organizations out there who like to shake things up on a regular basis, and who then enjoy managing the chaos that…

Managing An Emergency: What Employers Need To Know

Managing an Emergency: What Employers Need to Know

Many British Columbians were forced to flee from their homes this summer due to the devastating wildfires that ravaged communities across the province. While the distressing effects to individuals affected by the mandatory evacuations may be apparent, something that might…

HR Best Practice: Recruitment And Selection

HR Best Practice: Recruitment and Selection

Did you know that many managers have never received any formal training in recruitment? In most organizations, it’s usually the HR professionals who have obtained the official training. Since not every organization has the benefit of formalized HR support, what…

Why Succession Planning Matters

Why Succession Planning Matters

You’ve hired for fit, you’ve got the right people in the right roles, and everything is humming along smoothly. Everyone knows what they need to be doing, and you’ve put together a high-performing, cohesive team. Though it can be tempting…

Employee Feedback: Make The Right Impact

Employee Feedback: Make the Right Impact

Here’s a scenario that every people manager is familiar with: An employee makes a mistake, or is displaying less-than-stellar performance. Since you know the importance of providing in-the-moment feedback, you follow up immediately by delivering helpful, actionable, and constructive feedback.…

Conflict Resolution: 5 Strategies For Workplaces

Conflict Resolution: 5 Strategies for Workplaces

Every workplace experiences conflict. Whether it’s a tiff over whose turn it is to unload the dishwasher or deep disagreement over an impending merger, in today’s unpredictable business world, conflict is the one constant. Conflict in general isn’t necessarily a…

Doctors Are Sick Of Doctor’s Notes

Doctors Are Sick of Doctor’s Notes

Currently, many employers have a policy in place to mandate a doctor’s note from their employees to confirm that they are off work due to sickness or medical reasons. This is a fairly common practice, though it has been a…