A More Human Approach To The Workplace

A More Human Approach to the Workplace

Who do you want to be a human to? Sounds crazy I know but in today's busy workplaces, this can get lost and sometimes we are just numbers, just tasks on someone's to-do list or even just someone's problem. What…

How To Create A Family Friendly Workplace

How to Create a Family Friendly Workplace

February’s Family Day offers an opportunity for people to take a day off and spend time with their families.  This doesn’t have to be the only way that you create a Family Friendly workplace.  Often, employers use the term “family…

6 Secrets To Beat The Winter Blues In Your Office

6 Secrets to Beat the Winter Blues in Your Office

Recently I've noticed a number of online mentions about the end of January having a "Blue Monday" which has been labelled as the most depressing day of the year. Many factors contribute to this such as credit card bills with…

4 Ways To Foster Learning On Your Team

4 Ways to Foster Learning On Your Team

The start of a new year often brings up the annual performance review and discussions about what kind of performance goals to set for the year ahead. As important as it is to focus on performance goals, the performance review…

Are You Avoiding A Difficult Conversation?

Are You Avoiding a Difficult Conversation?

Providing feedback or disciplining employees can be a hard part of a supervisor or manager’s job. They can be difficult conversations to have, but are extremely important to set expectations for good behaviour and conduct from employees. The purpose of…

Creating An Effective Performance Management System

Creating an Effective Performance Management System

Do you dread conducting the annual performance review with your employees? Do you feel like it takes forever to prepare for it, and that your performance management system isn’t even accomplishing what it’s meant to do? We wouldn’t be surprised…

Do You Hate The Word ‘Change’?

Do You Hate the Word ‘Change’?

By: Lyndsey Nelson “In a fast-paced, continually shifting environment, resilience to change is often the single most important factor distinguishing those who succeed from those who fail” - “Managing at the Speed of Change” by Darryl Conner Last week we…

You Had How Much To Drink? Uh Oh!

You Had How Much to Drink? Uh Oh!

It’s that time of year again! The annual holiday party is coming up and with it comes the age old issue, “will people come to our staff party if we don’t serve alcohol?” and then comes the question, “what is…

How To Create A Resilient Staff

How to Create a Resilient Staff

By: Lyndsey Nelson I recently attended a webinar on Building Resiliency in the World of Work, led by Lisa Bull, Director of Employee and Manager Development at Ceridian HCM. This was such an incredibly insightful webinar that looked at the…

To Bonus Or Not To Bonus?

To Bonus or Not To Bonus?

That is a question that we get a lot! Christmas brings about the topic of bonuses every year. Should I give a Christmas bonus? What if we haven’t had a good year? Will staff start to expect it each year?…