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…

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…

The First Day Is Just The Beginning

The First Day is Just The Beginning

Have you ever participated in a Scavenger Hunt? I was in one once and it wasn't very well organized. We ran around trying to find all these different things that were seemingly unrelated. The process was confusing, frustrating and at…

Don’t Make Them Quit On Their First Day

Don’t Make Them Quit on Their First Day

There are a lot of horror stories out there about people’s first day on the job. Imagine this, arriving on the first day and… no one knows who you are or why you are there, the person you are replacing is…