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The Price Of Loyalty

The Price of Loyalty

Over the last few months I have had a number of conversations with people who are feeling disengaged at work. They are unhappy, their performance is suffering and they feel stuck. I was surprised to learn that, despite these feelings,…

Performance Management 2.0

Performance Management 2.0

Lately there have been a number of articles posted about large companies redefining, rethinking and reinventing their performance management processes. Personally speaking, this topic can feel big, unwieldy and convoluted in terms of how the articles describe what they are thinking…

Top 3 Mistakes Of An Open Door Policy

Top 3 Mistakes of an Open Door Policy

Many leadership and management best practices tout the value of an “open door policy” and I have met many a manager who boast about their open door policy and how available they are to their staff. I have also had…

Building Trust Into Your Sick Leave Policy

Building Trust into Your Sick Leave Policy

If you look at policy manuals around the country, you will find sick leave policies that say if an employee is going to be away from work due to illness for more than 3 days, they are required to bring…

4 Key Lessons To Learn When Managing Change

4 Key Lessons to Learn When Managing Change

Every day, organizations are faced with tough decisions and sometimes they are managing situations that are life-changing for the employees. Perhaps they are managing a downturn in their market and are laying off staff, or maybe the company was purchased…

How To Engage Your Staff When Hiring

How to Engage Your Staff When Hiring

At Engaged HR, we do a lot of recruiting. One of the phases in our process is to have a discussion with our client about the interview panel and who should be on it. It seems like a rather simple question,…

Ready To Ride: Promoting A Healthy Workplace

Ready to Ride: Promoting a Healthy Workplace

Bike to Work Week 2015 is happening this week (May 25 – 31, 2015) all over British Columbia and it is a great way to continue to build healthy activities into your workplace. It is also a great opportunity for…

Where Can You Be Brave In Your Life?

Where Can You Be Brave in Your Life?

Recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Commander Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL Commander and Author, speak at Leadercast 2015. The theme of Leadercast was Bravery (#thebraveones) and Cmdr Denver’s talk was enlightening, thought-provoking and very funny. He acknowledged, very early…

Why You Should Enforce A Culture Of Accountability

Why You Should Enforce a Culture of Accountability

By the time you have the word “manager” in your title, you have seen and heard a few things along the way. You have probably seen an employee say something inappropriate to another employee or maybe you have noticed that…

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