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Sheri Brake

About Sheri Brake

With a practical approach to human resources management, leadership development, and policy development, Sheri Brake works with clients to create custom solutions for their organizations. Sheri is the Director and Practice Lead of Business and Human Resources Consulting Practice at Cenera. She delivers legislative expertise, policy development, strategic and HR advising, organizational assessment and restoration, mediation and facilitation, and leader development. Sheri takes pride in a team that works to put the client first, acting ethically and responsibly without exception. Her humour and enthusiasm come through in her engaging, customized programs and training. Clients appreciate Sheri’s professional and candid responses to tough questions on both day-to-day concerns and unforeseen human resource issues. Her HR leadership and project management experience spans over 20 years and includes both private and public sector organizations in oil and gas, professional services, technology, and education. Sheri completed a B.Comm at Dalhousie University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations at Queen’s University. She also has certificates in Project Management, Professional Coaching, Workplace Investigation, Workplace Restoration and Mediation, and ITIL. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR) in good standing.

Supporting Employee Career Development Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

By | November 4th, 2020|HR Advisory|

November is Canada Career Month, a time to celebrate the importance of meaningful work and to improve access to career services and education that ensure all Canadians, from coast-to-coast, are better prepared to develop their careers. Amidst tragedy and disruption, career development has taken a backseat in the pandemic era. Many organizations have been forced to [...]

Why Workplace ‘Bored-Out’ is the New Burnout (And What Employers Can Do About It)

By | October 7th, 2020|HR Consulting|

While working from home has its perks, though they may be less obvious, there are drawbacks. And one drawback, in particular, is wreaking havoc on employee motivation, productivity and job satisfaction. The culprit? Boredom. Yes, boredom. Brace for Work from Home Side Effects When you think about it, the world of work has undergone a [...]

HR Trends for the Post-Pandemic Workplace

By | September 9th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

Last December, we released a 2020 HR trends blog that covered up and coming innovations and predictions for the year ahead. Of course, we did not predict COVID-19 or the profound impact the global pandemic would have on our lives at home, at work and in our communities. A lot has changed in 2020. Office workers have left their [...]

Is a Hybrid Workforce the Way of the Future?

By | August 5th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

Despite Alberta's economy opening back up and students going back to school this fall, the pandemic is not over. In fact, as recently as July 27, Dr. Deena Hinshaw declared, “the curve is no longer flat in Alberta.” Meanwhile, cities and towns across the province continue to debate mandatory masks, following bylaws being passed in Banff, Calgary [...]

A Roadmap For Returning To The Office After the Lockdown

By | July 22nd, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

After several months at home, some organizations are transitioning back to the office. Unfortunately, it is not going to be as simple as unlocking the door. In the wake of the pandemic, the workplace must be reimagined, and leaders who are ready to transition teams back into the office need an intentional reopening plan. If [...]

The Vacation Liability Dilemma

By | June 3rd, 2020|HR Advisory|

Call it what you want, but for most people, living through the COVID-19 pandemic feels nothing like a vacation! Many people are working from home, facing unemployment, or navigating the world of government benefits. Many are balancing work and family obligations, while others are still dealing with sudden restrictions that have curtailed their social, leisure, [...]

Building Workplace Trust No Matter Where You’re Working

By | May 6th, 2020|HR Advisory|

Originally published at www.cphrab.ca/building-workplace-trust-no-matter-where-youre-working.  “The ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust is the key professional and personal competency of our time.” - Stephen Covey Sheri Brake, the Director and Practice Lead of the Human Resources Consulting Practice at Cenera, a Calgary based firm, has spent the past two years studying the importance of [...]

How To Support Working Parents Through COVID-19

By | April 1st, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

The gravity of COVID-19 has settled in and working from home has become the norm. Still, working parents are feeling the pressure, and many are struggling to balance the demands of their home and professional life. Working from home with kids is hard, especially when schools, daycares, recreational facilities, and even outdoor parks are closed. [...]

What Can HR Learn from Tech’s Agile Methodology?

By | February 26th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

A common frustration for an HR professional is to hear that HR is stagnant, never changes or is stuck in the past. Has HR outlived its usefulness? My years in the world of software development companies, and recent interaction with several agile advocating friends, have made me wonder…are there concepts that HR can borrow from [...]

A Review of Performance Reviews

By | January 29th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

If you're tired of grading employees for past performance instead of improving it in real-time, it may be time to rethink your approach to performance reviews. The Problem With Performance Reviews According to Gallup, only 14% of employees strongly agree their performance reviews inspire them to improve. Conventional employee performance reviews are: Typically held annually [...]