Improve Workplace Wellness and Reduce Employee Stress With a Little Curiosity

Francesca Gino once said, "When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively and have less defensive reactions to stress.” Every year at our CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference + Tradeshow in Vancouver, we see an array of...

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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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Beyond Minutia: HR Minding the Future Frontier

Technology. We love it at work and in life, but we know it also presents certain entrapments that can be difficult to avoid. What if we could develop a new relationship with technology? Let’s consider a technology with which...

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The Cost (and How to Counter) the Stress of 24/7/365

Your cell phone buzzes on a Thursday evening in the midst of family time. You answer and once again, off hours, are swept into work mode, compelled by the responsibilities of your professional role. Sounds familiar? Driven by technology, time...

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The Power of Curiosity: Connecting Curiosity, Engagement and Culture

By Isabelle St-Jean Remember when we were all naturally curious? Without that driving force in our childhood, we would not have explored, discovered and learned all that was essential to our growth and development. What if, in our workplaces now, we...

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Exploring Option B (and Bouncing Forward)

By Isabelle St-Jean Adversity—we all encounter it at various times in our lives. Whether within the personal or workplaces realm, we are bound to encounter hardships. In her most recent book, Sheryl Sandberg, Exploring Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and...

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Navigating by Organizational Moral Compass

By Isabelle St-Jean Knowing your true North has never had truer value than now. At a time when social media is blurring personal and professional boundaries, the need for accountability, best practices and organizational alignment on all levels becomes imperative. In...

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One Page Talent Management: Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value

By Isabelle St-Jean As is known, technology continues to increase in complexity and speed in all ever-expanding areas of practical application. Under its influence, we too have, intentionally or not, infused complexity into most aspects of our workplaces. Fortunately, experienced HR...

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