The Importance (and Profitability) of Staying Human

By now, you may have heard artificial intelligence (AI) discussed in many contexts. To clarify, this article is not a sci-fi read. However, let’s take a moment to define it for the purpose of this article. AI generally involves...

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Introducing the HR Agility Scale

There has been an increased focus lately on the need for “HR agility” within progressive organizations seeking a competitive edge in the digital world. However, there is a lurking concern that such “agility” is in danger of becoming the...

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Meetings: The Mindful Minute

These days, it’s not such a rarity to attend a meeting where someone says ‘before we get into this meeting, let’s spend a mindful minute’. If you have ever participated in this, you know how amazing one quick minute...

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The Cost (and How to Counter) the Stress of 24/7/365

Your cell phone buzzes on a Thursday evening in the midst of family time. You answer and once again, off hours, are swept into work mode, compelled by the responsibilities of your professional role. Sounds familiar? Driven by technology, time...

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Money, Stress and Work: Talking Through the Taboo

Money is a strange phenomenon. We use it every day in business transactions to purchase goods and services. And yet, as much as money is about dollars and cents, account balances, and transactions, it is so much more. Money is...

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HR Mindset Betters Organizational Mental Health (But Who Looks After HR?)

In the face of change, the face of HR has been changing for some time. The recognition by employers that their employees are assets has transformed the HR professional’s role irrevocably and for the better, but with added burden. Given...

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Presidents Group Champions Inclusivity: Vancity Invests in Mental Health

Did you know there are people experiencing mental health challenges in your workplace? Consider the following: One in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem; Mental health is the leading cause of disability in Canada; and By...

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What is the keystone to mental health in the workplace?

Marli Penner, CPHR HR advisor, Northwest Community College Terrace, BC Marli Penner, CPHR is an HR advisor at Northwest Community College in Terrace, BC.  The primary areas of her role are employee benefits, disability management, wellness, and occupational health and safety.   Working in...

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