The Bullying And Harassment Aftermath – Workplace Restoration

The Bullying and Harassment Aftermath – Workplace Restoration

  • June 13, 2019

After a bullying or harassment incident in your workplace, morale and relationships usually need some attention. The employees involved in the incident are likely to feel vulnerable or uncomfortable with each other.  The tension has often spread to other members…

Secrets For Success: Employee Promotions

Secrets for Success: Employee Promotions

  • May 16, 2019

When handled well, employee promotions create opportunities to celebrate success, make employees feel appreciated, and have the added bonus of motivating other employees to mirror their colleagues’ upward career trajectory. But when handled poorly, promotions can foster feelings of rivalry and…

Painless Performance Management

Painless Performance Management

Let’s face it: typical performance management systems are painful. No one enjoys the stilted, scripted, and awkward process of the yearly performance management review. And the results? Not particularly inspired or useful, kind of uncomfortable, and the process itself can…

Why Saying Thank You Isn’t Enough

Why Saying Thank You Isn’t Enough

  • April 24, 2019

As very polite Canadians, we say “thank you” a lot and as a result, it often flies right past us and we don’t even hear it and we certainly don’t feel it in our hearts. This is no different in…

Celebrating Diversity Successfully

Celebrating Diversity Successfully

We all know that the strongest teams are made up of individuals with a range of skills, experiences, and perspectives to draw from. And with many businesses operating internationally, finding and engaging a culturally diverse workforce is an important competitive…

Will Work For Treats: Introducing A Pet-Friendly Workplace

Will Work For Treats: Introducing a Pet-Friendly Workplace

More and more workplaces are opening their doors to animals by implementing pet-friendly policies. Animals in the office don’t just increase your workplace’s cute quotient —there are big benefits to allowing pets in the workplace. Conscientious employers are always on the…

The Perils Of Hiring Fast

The Perils of Hiring Fast

  • March 7, 2019

Nothing like a tight labour market to force employers to make hiring decisions at a breakneck speed! Get the resume, talk to the candidate, ignore the niggling feeling you have that they may not be a fit but at least…

Is It Bullying?

Is it Bullying?

  • February 27, 2019

As HR professionals and workplace investigators, we're often called to assist in resolving workplace conflict which is often referred to as 'Bullying'. But what is bullying? It's easy to get tripped up on the wording so we thought we'd share…

To Share Or Not To Share

To Share or Not to Share

  • February 20, 2019

The investigation is done and the report detailing the findings of the investigation is ready for dissemination. The question that always seems to pop-up is: do we share the report with the complainant and/or the respondent? After all, this whole…

The Ups And Downs Of Snow Days!

The Ups and Downs of Snow Days!

  • February 14, 2019

Did this week’s weather take you by surprise? This week has been filled with wild snowstorms, icy roads, and frigid temperatures. Many businesses have called a “snow day” and closed their doors, sending staff home. With school closures, transit delays,…