Where Does the Greatest ‘Disruptive’ Potential Lie for HR?

Brooke Backlund human resources advisor, Cariboo Pulp & Paper Company Brooke Backlund’s energy and drive differentiates her as a young professional. As the human resources coordinator at Cariboo Pulp & Paper Company, Brooke is also a member of the HRMA Northern Advisory...

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Social Media Goes to Work (For or Against You?)

By Michael Palmer What value do organizations truly receive from having a presence on social media? It is a question I am surprised to hear still brought up, particularly by HR professionals. Considering how candidate behaviours have evolved alongside online technologies,...

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Five Technologies That Serve HR and the Workplace Well

By Garry Priam We are all affected by technology—both personally and professionally. We yearn to stay connected and continuously updated with each other and the world around us, yet can feel intimidated or disconnected by both the pace and face...

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Bringing Values-Based Learning to Life (at Work)

By Lorie Corcuera Last year, Small Business BC’s annual INSPIRE 2015 event featured a panel interview with local founders and CEOs sharing their success and failure stories. The event featured keynote speaker Christine Day, CEO of Luvo Inc. (previously CEO...

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The Employee Who Didn’t Come Back: Abandonment and Accountability

By Graeme McFarlane Many employers have faced the frustrating situation where an employee is away from work on medical leave, but she will not cooperate in managing any potential return.  The employer finds itself trapped between its duty to accommodate...

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The Inner Net vs. the Internet: A Meditation on Great Leadership

By Isabelle St-Jean Ever since the field of coaching has exerted its influence in the workplace, leaders have had a better understanding that who we are matters at least as much as what we do—and that applies around the clock....

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Change From the Inside-Out: The Wonder of WHY?

By Ingrid Vaughan When it comes to change, we all fall within a range of acceptance—from looking for any excuse to make a change, to being completely change-averse and trying desperately to keep things the same. Between these extremes, most...

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HR Ambassadors Wanted: Creating Agents of Change

By Amelia Chan, CHRP Attracting and retaining talent continues to be a challenge for employers due to the competitive job market, flat compensation budgets, shortages in critical skillsets and a constantly changing business environment.  In other words, the life of...

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