2018 HR Professional of the Year: Michelle Sing, CPHR of YWCA Metro Vancouver Champions the Employee Experience

Anchored by the belief that YWCA Metro Vancouver's employees are everything to them, Michelle Sing, CPHR has spent the past 26 years elevating and executing the profession of HR. The past 22 of those years have been committed to YWCA...

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Mindfulness Yields Unexpected Workplace Outcomes

I'm not going to talk about the benefits of workplace mindfulness. If you haven't seen such articles and research, there is plenty of good reading to catch up on. Instead, I’d like to share something you may not have...

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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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The Social-Media Friendly Workplace: Mobilizing for Maximum Effectiveness

By Lindsay Macintosh, CPHR While social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Reddit, and YouTube have become part of most people’s everyday lives, many companies are still reluctant and questioning whether or not to allow their employees to use...

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Social Media @ Work For HR

By Nancy Painter When LinkedIn was launched in 2003, few in HR could have predicted the role social media would come to play in the profession. In fact, few probably recognized the term “social media” in 2003. Today LinkedIn has 500...

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The Profound Benefits of Volunteering

By Tracey Burns Recently, I worked with an organization which had been through a tumultuous time. Culture Collision and Constant Change Over the space of several years, the organization had undergone merger after merger, gobbling up smaller companies across several countries. Sadly,...

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BC HRMA Roundtables Rally HR Community

By Shannon Kleibl, CHRP As HR professionals it is easy to get caught up in our busy and sometimes hectic schedules as we strive to help our organizations succeed.  Taking the opportunity to gather with colleagues and share ideas or...

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The Tom Sawyer Way: Crowdsource From Your Community

By Connor Meakin Joining the ranks of authenticity and transparency, crowdsourcing is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite buzzword. With more platforms continuing to seamlessly erode barriers between you and your communities, you should be using the crowd to your advantage. Many talk,...

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