Why the Gender Gap Matters to Business

In both B.C. and Canada, the proportion of women aged 15 and over who are in the labour force remains nine percentage points below that of men—and that gap has been more or less constant since the mid-1990s. Minding a...

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The ROI of Leading by Example is Priceless

At first glance, the title of this article makes sense. Of course leading by example is priceless. It’s an expression that we’ve all heard and have grown to like and even believe...if done right. Leadership A Way of Being However, as...

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HR LeadersTalk: Barbara Meens Thistle, CPHR Champions ROI of Lifelong Learning

Named CPHR BC & Yukon’s HR Professional of the Year in 2016, Barbara Meens Thistle, CPHR served as VP of HR and corporate services for ICBC for a number of years before moving to UBC as VP of HR...

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Talking Island Time w/ 2018 Rising Star Tierra Madani, CPHR candidate

When the owner of Muskoka Brewery purchased Vancouver Island Brewing, a business that had changed little over the course of decades with a team of 35, the need for the unexplored role of human resources became clear, and Tierra...

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Leadership Level HR 101: Building a Better Business Practice

For some time now, we’ve been hearing fa double-edged complaint: from CEOs bemoaning their HR team’s lack of vision and from HR teams begrudging being left out of those very same strategic discussions. With the added stress of AI and...

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Trust And Transparency Are Free

Transparency and leadership are similar in a very important way. It has often been said that we are all leaders whether we like it or not; people in our families, social groups and workplaces are always watching us and...

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Make Care a Culture (or Count the Cost)

Sarah is an admin assistant at ABC Tech. She’s had a tough year with health challenges and difficult family situations. In spite of having used all her sick days, her doctor suggests she needs more time off. She has...

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From Cost Centre to Culture Catalyst: Putting People Focus First

The HR function has historically been considered a cost centre since it does not specifically create income, while still costing the organization money to operate. However, this thinking is not only out of date, it has always been inaccurate,...

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