What’s In It For Me? Caring at the Core of Employee’s Experience in the Workplace

At a HR conference in Saskatchewan this past year, keynote speaker Ryan Estis’ message had a profound impact on me — an Oprah “aha” moment, if you will. While he addressed a myriad of topics encompassing people and culture,...

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7 Bright Ideas for Recruiting During Challenging Times

Does this sound oh too familiar? "Recently, I recruited for a position with a growing, dynamic and exciting small business. I had short-listed four great candidates and was setting up interviews. Although challenging, we settled on a date that worked...

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The Allure Of An Ongoing Learning Culture: Are You There, Yet?

“Yet” is a very small but powerful word. It completely changes the feeling around statements that would otherwise be negative or discouraging. “I can’t do that” or “I don’t have the qualifications for a really good job” become “I can’t...

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How to Prepare Your Workplace for the Aftermath of Marijuana Legalization

With cannabis being decriminalized under federal legislation on October 17, 2018 — roughly six months ago — many employers have tried to anticipate how this has and/or will impact their workplaces. Undoubtedly, in-house policy is key, but leaders should set...

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Destination BC Shares Their Journey Towards Diversity and Inclusion

When Destination BC  was renewing their three-year corporate strategy (2017-2020), they sought to engage their collective people power with an HR strategy aligned with their corporate goals. What the strategy has highlighted is how fundamental diversity and inclusion are...

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Stand Out From Other Organizations By Taking Advantage of Mentoring Opportunities

The cool kids are already doing it. Seeking mentors and leveraging interpersonal opportunities is where the rubber meets the road for today’s emerging talent. Moreover, as the marketplace becomes ever more competitive and the students become more marketplace savvy, the...

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4 Things for HR to Remember When Handling the CEO Handoff

When there is a change in the CEO role it is a delicate process for HR professionals. Do you keep the promotion under wraps until the last minute? Announce it months in advance? Who needs to be in the know...

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HR LeadersTalk: Gillian McCombie Shares Wisdom of Experience

In every issue of PeopleTalk magazine we try to speak with an HR leader to get their thoughts on various HR related topics and pick their brain for some advice they may have for the next generation of HR...

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