The Allure Of An Ongoing Learning Culture: Are You There, Yet?

“Yet” is a very small but powerful word. It completely changes the feeling around statements that would otherwise be negative or discouraging. “I can’t do that” or “I don’t have the qualifications for a really good job” become “I can’t...

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HR LeadersTalk: Gillian McCombie Shares Wisdom of Experience

In every issue of PeopleTalk magazine we try to speak with an HR leader to get their thoughts on various HR related topics and pick their brain for some advice they may have for the next generation of HR...

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Transparency is the Key to a Hyper-Engaged Workforce

Transparency isn’t a new phenomena in any sense: it’s the extent to which knowledge and information are shared between an organization and its employees. When employees are informed, they feel more engaged, but four out of five employees worldwide...

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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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HR Thrives in Culture Commitment: Steward, Gatekeeper, Catalyst?

By Nancy Painter Once the domain of anthropologists and sociologists, the understanding of culture has become an area of significant interest in the corporate world. Culture Enables Organizational Success “Leaders now see organizational culture as an enabler of organizational success,” according to...

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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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Fear Freezes the Free Mind Factor: Finding the Path to a Culture of Helping

By Doug Turner What does the free mind factor bring to work? Quite simply, everything. However, it thrives only in certain situations or environments—typically characterized by creativity, innovation, collaboration, originality, and lots of new cool ideas; you get the idea. All...

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Empathy 101: Why are Soft-Skills so Hard?

By Isabelle St-Jean While neuroscience has had ripple effects across various fields of endeavour, one thing that has united them all is that we human beings are “wired to be social and empathetic.” Indeed, it is said that the brain...

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