Game On: Working in the Value of Play

By Nilesh Bhagat, CHRP The games we play are more than simply diversions or entertainment.  As is being explored more often, games are a reflection: of ourselves, our society and to no small extent, our organizations. The metaphors that emerge from...

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A Brief History of Video Games: Lessons for the Workplace

By Nilesh Bhagat, CHRP As video games and apps become increasingly proliferate, a brief history of five key games offers an innovative lens and lessons for the workplace. Pong (1972) Pong began as a concept for a training program, and resulted the...

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Video Games as a Metaphor for Organizational Development

By Nilesh Bhagat, CHRP How directly do video games tie to the workplace? For starters, it is by no means a male-dominated realm any more. Over the years, the uptake of gaming by females has increased dramatically—to a point where almost...

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Smart Questions Take the Spotlight at BC HRMA Conference and Tradeshow 2013

By Jason McRobbie While the mark of a great conference is often considered to be the answers or solutions found, what continues to distinguish the BC HRMA Annual Conference and Tradeshow is the calibre of the questions asked from the...

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Yesterday’s Model? (New Modes of Thinking Required)

By Jennifer Gerves-Keen Our organizational models are not working; as HR professionals we should not be surprised—merely prepared. What does organizational change have to do with effective recruitment and retention? Everything. We are hearing constantly about our current/upcoming labour shortage, and...

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Cultural Capital – The Root of Organizational Success

By Cathy Fulton, CHRP So, where does HR stand? Times are turbulent, change is here to stay and organizations must be engaging and high performing.  Easy, right?  Not quite. Despite best efforts, employee engagement strategies often fail to net the desired...

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The Upside of Downsizing Done Right

By Peter Tingling, PhD We all know that one of the most important managerial functions is hiring. Who we hire not only has a direct effect on performance but also sends important signals about our priorities, capabilities, and competencies. As...

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Inverting the Mentor/Mentee Framework: The Cross-Generational Potential

By Neil McEachern, CHRP A more innovative approach to mentoring is called for, one that capitalizes upon our four generation workforce, and allows the younger generations to bring forth the potential of more recent inventions to benefit both their seniors...

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