An Alternative to SMART Goals

Specific, measurable, achievable, time-bound goals (SMART goals) are an effective way to align and improve performance. However, we have probably all noticed situations where SMART goals didn’t seem to fit the reality. When the reality is ambiguous, uncertain, or...

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The Six Steps for Holding a (Less Painful) Termination Meeting

You've made the decision to terminate an employee. You've researched the facts, put together a fair severance package, and you're ready to meet with the employee - except for that pit of dread in your gut telling you to...

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Create a Winning Corporate Culture (Hint: take a look at WestJet)

If you’re like us, you’ve been hearing a lot about how important corporate culture is to attracting and retaining top talent. It's worth paying attention to: did you know that misalignment with corporate culture is a key reason why...

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Infographic: Workplace Rituals Around the World

This infographic was created by WDStorage.co.uk

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A Grand Unified Theory of Management?

If you’re a keen student of management, eventually you’ll reach the point of cognitive overload. There are too many theories; they overlap in ways that are unclear and it’s hard to tell the good ones from the poor ones....

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Infographic: How a Clean Office Can Boost Productivity

This infographic was created by Cleaning Services Group.

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A More Practical Approach to HR Analytics

HR analytics invokes images of big data sets and smart data scientists. There’s a place for that, but it’s difficult to do in any but the most sophisticated of firms. Others narrow their view of analytics to better...

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The Power of Curiosity: Connecting Curiosity, Engagement and Culture

By Isabelle St-Jean Remember when we were all naturally curious? Without that driving force in our childhood, we would not have explored, discovered and learned all that was essential to our growth and development. What if, in our workplaces now, we...

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