Five Fundamental Traits of an HR Culture Catalyst

By Amelia Chan, CPHR Every organization has a personality or culture. Whether it is intentional or not, the employees have a way of doing things which ultimately defines the organization—it is how “we roll.” What is interesting about modern management practice...

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Rethinking Recruitment: The Flex of Agile Thinking

By Amelia Chan, CPHR “Agile” has been a bit of a buzz word in recruitment for a while—usually associated with breaking big tasks into smaller projects with assured feedback from stakeholders propelling greater success. While this holds true, there is...

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The Flipside of the Digital Playground: The Case for Reverse Mentoring

By Amelia Chan, CPHR Asking “why” is natural for young inquiring minds. Tireless questioning and unabashed curiosity is something with which we all begin our lives, but perhaps start taking for granted once we “think” we already know the answers. Undoubtedly,...

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Talent Management Begins Before Hiring

By Amelia Chan, CPHR Talent management provides an enormously powerful business advantage: honing processes, revealing opportunities, and driving results.  Executed in conjunction with existing workplace culture and business strategy, it provides a powerful “magnetism” within organizations—which can also serve as...

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The Human Touch Advantage: Strong Leadership Embodies HR Mindset

By Amelia Chan, CPHR People define the core of any organization or business are people: from its mission to its motivation to the prevailing culture. As each of us is unique, so too is the collective DNA which develops, defines...

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Apprenticeship Programs Fuel Employee Experience: Much to Learn From “Made in the Trade”

By Amelia Chan, CPHR Talent management is a long term commitment which requires executive support, strategic thinking—and an HR mindset. While leaders conceptually realize talent management drives business results, it is challenging to implement within an organization because of many moving...

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Are You Globally Mobile? The Realities of Bringing Talent from Abroad

By Amelia Chan, CHRP One of the biggest challenges when dealing with international talent is thinking there is one silver bullet or golden solution for all parties involved. The simple truth is that the due diligence of employers, and the...

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HR Ambassadors Wanted: Creating Agents of Change

By Amelia Chan, CHRP Attracting and retaining talent continues to be a challenge for employers due to the competitive job market, flat compensation budgets, shortages in critical skillsets and a constantly changing business environment.  In other words, the life of...

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