E-learning: The Best Option for 2018?

By Matt Corker Here’s the truth: your employees want training. One of the biggest reasons for turnover in the workplace is a lack of training and development. Employees are 42 per cent more likely to stay at a job when...

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Contributors to Workplace Conflict: Part Two

By Paul Godin Having consulted widely with clients, and having surveyed thousands of people on the question of what they see as the causes of conflict, a number of recurrent themes have emerged over the years. In part one of...

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Contributors to Workplace Conflict: Part One

By Paul Godin The first step in managing and dealing effectively with conflict in the workplace is to understand what is creating or contributing to the conflict. If we can identify the main contributors that recur again and again, we...

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Caring it Forward at Work: The Employee-Driven Heart of BigSteelBox

By Peter Tonkin Thinking back over my time in HR, there are many stories that come to mind about colleagues coming together to help each other in times of need. Working where I do, as HR manager at BigSteelBox, I...

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Five Steps to Fix a Toxic Team

By Abby Curnow-Chavez In the world of business it’s safe to say all work is done in teams. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you most of the teams they’ve been on are average or mediocre, or good but not great....

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Individual Motivation: The Future of Employee Engagement

By Maria Marcakis and Samin Saadat The motivation that drives us each is very intrinsic and individualistic. Employee engagement and culture building should be intrinsic and individualistic too. Here are four ways you can make this happen in your workplace:...

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Does Conflict Improve Decision-Making?

By Glenn Krahulic and Peter Walters Does a collaborative environment require team interactions to be harmonious?  Can good decisions even be made in an environment where everyone is supportive, in agreement and non-confrontational? Conversely, does friction and disagreement improve decision-making or...

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Conflict Resolution for a Politically Polarized Workforce

By David Creelman We’ve seen sharp polarization of political beliefs in universities and the public at large to the point where groups simply shout at each other with no ability to listen. This becomes a problem when it bleeds into...

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