HR 101: 4 Misperceptions Common in Young HR Professionals

It’s great for people to study HR at university or college. They learn a lot of useful things. Unfortunately they may also learn some things that just ain’t so. As an HR leader, you should be on the lookout for these...

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3 Success Stories of Organizations Embracing a Remote Workplace

Without doubt, the work world has evolved with the influence and growth of digital and mobile technologies. They have changed our ways of being, doing and working—and continue to do so. We are living and working in an interesting...

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5 Practices to Boost Workplace Wellness Programs

We know that costs associated with employee health continue to rise regardless of the overwhelming evidence of the positive return on investment (ROI) from effective workplace wellness programs. After 30 years of reading, consulting, discussing and writing on the ever...

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CPHR BC & Yukon Professional Mentorship Program Provided Valuable Learning Opportunities For Two Members

We've all had someone who's helped us learn something. Whether it be that first awesome manager who taught you how valuable simple skills like being on time for work or that upbeat millennial in the cubical down the hall who...

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7 Ways HR Facilitates the Learning Curve

Organizations exist to create value. In turn, organizational value is created through people. It is unfortunate then, that too many organizations rarely associate value with their employees. Creating value through people entails complex processes that are best left to HR...

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Leading With Heart & Backbone: How Balanced Is Your Leadership?

Although seemingly opposite, heart and backbone are necessary counterparts for effective and meaningful leadership. When we lead with our heart, we leverage emotional connections to inspire our teams. When we lead with our backbone, we competently handle difficult situations, and share...

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The S.M.A.R.T. Approach to Employee Recognition In The Workplace

Showing your employees you appreciate a job well done is a critical leadership skill. It reinforces positive behavior, builds trust and increases engagement in the workplace. However, a simple “Thank You” is often not enough…nor is giving a $25...

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When Labour Shortage Intersects With #METOO – Crisis or Opportunity? 

Recently, I was on a plane heading back to Vancouver after being in Northern B.C. – the land of Oil & Gas and Site C – and it was hard not to overhear the conversation of the young man...

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