4 Steps To Find What You Really Enjoy Doing: The Ethos Of Employment

The longer we stay in a role, the higher the chances of our interests and values drifting away from the values of an organization. Things evolve within our lives and ourselves and, as we mature, the connection to our work...

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The Cannabis Talk Kit—A Toolkit of Conversation

As you know, in a very short time Canada will be facing an unprecedented societal change with the legalization of recreational cannabis. Many Canadian parents are concerned on how this will impact their children, particularly the ones entering or...

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger: The Art of Effective Feedback

By Kristin Zehnder, CHRP As anyone who has ever prefaced a conversation with the words “Don’t shoot the messenger” knows, the outcome of such conversations are usually uncomfortable. Far too often, HR practitioners are placed in the role of delivering critical...

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We Need to Talk: Up Close with Critical Conversations

By Amelia Chan, CHRP “We need to talk.” While this phrase is heard often enough by HR professionals, for many in the workplace it generates reactions ranging from nervousness to dread. In an era with such a variety of communications choices,...

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Challenging Conversations Key to Core Culture

By Kristin Zehnder Jane is a junior manager at a local manufacturing company. She recently witnessed a sensitive and contentious situation involving one of her employees, Sally. This is not the first time this situation has occurred, and previous attempts...

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