4 Things for HR to Remember When Handling the CEO Handoff

When there is a change in the CEO role it is a delicate process for HR professionals. Do you keep the promotion under wraps until the last minute? Announce it months in advance? Who needs to be in the know...

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What is Mental Fitness and How Does it Work?

Today we know that one-in-two people will be diagnosed with a mental illness by the time they reach the age of 40 and that, at any given time, one-in-five are struggling with their mental health. Mental fitness is a...

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NAIT, Mount Royal, UBC and Camosun Students All Shine at HRC West Competition

On March 1 & 2, 2019, the next generation of HR leadership from across Western Canada converged on the Thompson Rivers University School of Business & Economics (TRU) campus for the 6th Annual HRC West Competition. As a partner initiative...

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The Bully, the Bullied and a Better Way

I’ve been reflecting on the behaviours of those in the workplace that are labelled “bullies.”  They are labelled this way by employees, as well as by investigators like my colleagues and I. We go in with the complaints in hand,...

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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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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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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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A Flashlight, Not a Hammer: How to Leverage HR Data

HR professionals have a complicated relationship with data. In an earlier article, I referenced my own experiences with HR data dating back 15 years. At that time, data was the 'it' topic in HR. The thought leaders of the day...

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