Perspective: A Tip for Being More Strategic

By David Creelman Everyone tells us we should be strategic thinkers, but what does that actually involve? Here’s a little exercise you can do right now that will make you more strategic. Look Up Take a moment to see the world from...

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Apprenticeship Programs Fuel Employee Experience: Much to Learn From “Made in the Trade”

By Amelia Chan, CPHR Talent management is a long term commitment which requires executive support, strategic thinking—and an HR mindset. While leaders conceptually realize talent management drives business results, it is challenging to implement within an organization because of many moving...

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Motivation vs. Management: Leading in the Mobile Era

By Jennifer Gerves-Keen Allison is a senior leader in a large, global organization. She has 18 direct reports in five different countries and over seven time zones. She works six days a week, and sometimes seven in order to keep...

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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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Succession Squads: An Innovative Approach for Developing High-Potential Talent

By Natalie Michael, CHRP Let’s face it, developing people’s potential is easier said than done.  Who hasn’t promoted someone with fantastic potential only to have them falter and “not work out?” Like you, I am always looking for new ways to...

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The Politics of HR

By Nancy Painter Too often when we think of politics, we think of elected officials taking pot shots at each other for the benefit of the cameras in Question Period. However at its most basic level, politics is about people, power...

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The Origins of Accreditation: The Impact of the CHRP

By Cheryl Newcombe Consider the words of a recent CHRP graduate: “Sure, it was hard work and a lot of time away from family and my hobbies. Would I do it again? Definitely.” Like many new professionals, ‘Susan’ chose to pursue...

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CCHRA Releases CHRP Competency Framework

By Kelly Mills The Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) recently released its 2014 CHRP Competency Framework, providing employers and the public with a realistic and detailed outline of the skills, knowledge and professional conduct they can expect from...

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