Vancity Puts Focus on Neurodiversity for System Conversion

When Vancity undertook a large-scale system conversion that required significant resources across the organization and additional information technology (IT) resources, the credit union was looking for skilled testers who could quickly learn a highly-complex system, apply that knowledge in...

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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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Achieving HR Agility w/ the ‘STREAM’ Framework

Human resources has historically been criticized for being sluggish in terms of its role within the organizational realm. Frustrations abound among disgruntled/dissatisfied employees who see HR as the “enforcer” of the leadership’s mandates, while being unable/incapable/hapless to address or...

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2018 HR Professional of the Year: Michelle Sing, CPHR

Anchored by the belief that “our employees are everything to us,” Michelle Sing, CPHR has spent the past 26 years elevating and executing the profession of HR. The past 22 of those years have been committed to YWCA Metro...

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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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Mindfulness at Work: Pause, Notice, Take Action

We could all use self-help that works amidst unsettling moments at work. Being in the human resources profession means you’ll encounter moments of distress when something suddenly happens at work. Whether it’s a very difficult conversation you are having, or...

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Celebrating the HR Awards w/ Rising Star Helen Luketic, CPHR

Recognized by  CPHR BC & Yukon with the Rising Star award in 2008, Helen Luketic, CPHR is not only a strong proponent of the profession, but proof of the award's impact. Perhaps it is best put in Helen's own...

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