Supply and Demand: The Market for Talent

By Ian J. Cook, MBA, CHRP One of the most significant changes that has occurred through the digitization of the economy is the change to how talent functions as a market. In the times of Henry Ford, it was access to...

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BC HRMA Congratulates Outgoing Director

Over the past five years, Ian J. Cook, CHRP, greatly evolved the membership offering of the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association and the profile of the HR profession.  His presence and contributions will be missed as he moves...

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Avoid the Fad: Engage the Facts and Figures

By Ian J. Cook, CHRP Engagement is an alluring concept. Intuitively it sounds great; who would not want people to be engaged? The promise that it can be measured and linked to results has made this practice one of the...

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Raising the Standard: HR’s Impact at the Office of the Auditor General in B.C.

By Ian J. Cook "A good HR team quietly makes us all look good" - John Doyle, Auditor General of B.C. Auditing government is not an easy job. The financial processes are complex and the organizational structures behind them are...

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Organizational Change & Restructuring

Research Briefings are a service from BC HRMA’s research group. The aim is to make it easier and quicker for HR professionals to find and apply the latest and best people management insight to their challenges and projects. The results...

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Building a Workforce for the Future

Research Briefings are a service from BC HRMA’s research group. The aim is to make it easier and quicker for HR professionals to find and apply the latest and best people management insight to their challenges and projects. The results...

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2012 HR Trends Report

By Ian J. Cook, CHRP The results of the 2012 HR Trends Survey shows strong similarities to those of the 2011 Trends Survey, demonstrating continued economic optimism with 22% of organizations expecting no change in revenue and 54% expecting a...

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BC Budget an Opportunity for HR to Show Their Stuff

By Ian J. Cook, CHRP There are always two ways to face a challenge. The first is to see it as impossible and give up before starting. The second is to assume that progress can be made. The first approach leads...

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