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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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 However, this thinking is not only out of date, it has always been inaccurate,...

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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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A Better Model of Measure for Learning and Development

To grow any measure of success, a measure needs to be established—as can be applied to learning and development and leadership performance alike. Failure to track and measure changes in leadership performance increases the probability that organizations won’t take improvement...

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