A look back at the 2018 HR Conference + Tradeshow: Keeping People-First in a Changing World

With the 2019 HR Conference + Tradeshow only 12 weeks away, today we look back at last year's HR Conference + Tradeshow. If one wisdom resonated above all others for the 1,000 plus crowd at Vancouver Convention Centre West from...

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Leading with People First in Mind: Putting the “H” in ROI

With the summer 2018 issue of PeopleTalk emphasizing the many ways technology can help to free up HR professionals’ time and mind space, it is well worth continuing to explore the growing areas of practice and principle that can...

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AI as a Business Partner—Not a Replacement

Most of us are exposed to artificial intelligence (AI) through the many digital assistants available for our personal use. Siri helps us send hands-free text messages while we drive. Cortana reads our emails and tracks our location. Alexa plays...

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The Power (and Responsibility) of Leadership Level Listening

Hemingway once said, "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." Unfortunately, it is hard to disagree that truly listening to people is a lost art form. Too often, we are moving onto the next meeting, distracted by our...

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The Reality (and Importance) of Day-to-Day Conversation

By Howie Outerbridge In today’s digital workplace, we use technology to quickly communicate with each other on a daily basis; for many, this is the preferred way of connecting. However, people still yearn for, and need, day-to-day conversations with their...

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The Do’s and ‘Darwins’ of Social Media

By Howie Outerbridge The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we communicate, with social media platforms accelerating the rate by which information is exchanged. Not only has this had a tremendous impact on an organization’s business strategy, but it has...

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Talent Management: Putting People First

By Nancy Painter Talent management is attracting a crowd. While usually delegated to HR, it is currently gaining visibility and sparking discussion about just what it encompasses, and who is best qualified to lead it. There are almost as many definitions...

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