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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Strategies for Driving Employee Engagement with Technology

Employee engagement continues to be a priority for employers. A 2015 Gallup survey found that only 30 per cent of employees say they are engaged in their job. More than 50 per cent say there are not engaged and...

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Mental Health: A Work in Workplace Progress

Shawn and Chris work side by side. Until Shawn trips over the bicycle her young child left on the front sidewalk, falls and breaks a femur. After her doctor orders her to stay in bed for at least four...

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Home Insurance: What’s Covered?

Special Promotional Feature Whether you’ve bought a house or condo, or rent, your home insurance covers so much more than what you own. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect from coverage. Your belongings Your computer, TV, jewellery, clothes, collectables —...

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Identity Theft: What Thieves Don’t Want You to Know

Special Promotional Feature Identity fraud was once relatively rare; today, it’s big-time crime. “According to PhoneBusters, identity fraud losses in 2006 totalled $16.4 million and involved 7,884 victims in Canada alone,” notes Inspector Barry Baxter, Officer in Charge, Counterfeit and...

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What is Your Company Story?

Special Promotional Feature By Ben Baker From the time we were young, we have all been raised on stories.  Stories, in part, have defined who we are and where we come from.  They have allowed us to believe, to grow and...

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