Vancity Puts Focus on Neurodiversity for System Conversion

When Vancity undertook a large-scale system conversion that required significant resources across the organization and additional information technology (IT) resources, the credit union was looking for skilled testers who could quickly learn a highly-complex system, apply that knowledge in...

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Achieving HR Agility w/ the ‘STREAM’ Framework

Human resources has historically been criticized for being sluggish in terms of its role within the organizational realm. Frustrations abound among disgruntled/dissatisfied employees who see HR as the “enforcer” of the leadership’s mandates, while being unable/incapable/hapless to address or...

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2018 HR Professional of the Year: Michelle Sing, CPHR

Anchored by the belief that “our employees are everything to us,” Michelle Sing, CPHR has spent the past 26 years elevating and executing the profession of HR. The past 22 of those years have been committed to YWCA Metro...

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Celebrating the HR Awards w/ Rising Star Helen Luketic, CPHR

Recognized by  CPHR BC & Yukon with the Rising Star award in 2008, Helen Luketic, CPHR is not only a strong proponent of the profession, but proof of the award's impact. Perhaps it is best put in Helen's own...

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In Celebration of HR Awards: Cindy Dopson, CPHR

Recognized as CPHR BC & Yukon's HR Professional of the Year in 2013, Cindy D0pson, CPHR has over 20 of experience in operational and human resources leadership.  She is passionate about driving innovation and enabling change and about supporting...

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Secrets of Human-Capital Management: Avoiding the Compassion Trap

I read a curious article about retiring PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. The article’s author lamented the fact that, to do the job well, Nooyi worked 20-hour days and “had to give up everything she loved.” The author suggested this...

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Side Effects: Preparing Your Workplace for Marijuana Legalization

We are days away from marijuana legalization in Canada, as cannabis will be decriminalized under federal legislation on October 17, 2018. Many employers already anticipate that this will impact their workplaces. They may be imagining employees trying their luck...

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The Cannabis Talk Kit—A Toolkit of Conversation

As you know, in a very short time Canada will be facing an unprecedented societal change with the legalization of recreational cannabis. Many Canadian parents are concerned on how this will impact their children, particularly the ones entering or...

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