About Todd Pannett

Todd joined Cenera in 2020 and is the Manager of HR Advisory Services. With over 20 years of progressively senior experience in HR, Todd has worked closely with Senior Executives to enable organizations to have HR at the leadership table as part of the solution, rather than reacting to situations. Todd is very effective at supporting organizations and individuals through transitions, providing them with the resources and expert guidance that they need.

Returning to Work After Vacation

By |2022-08-11T11:46:54-06:00September 7th, 2022|HR Consulting|

Have you ever experienced the dreaded "post-vacation blues"? Chances are, you're not alone. A 2019 study from travel website Kayak found that nearly half of Canadians reported feeling stressed about returning to work after vacation often while still on their trip! Post-vacation blues is a short-term mood swing that can occur after an important life event like [...]

The Risks and Benefits of Using AI in Human Resources

By |2022-07-18T09:30:16-06:00July 20th, 2022|HR Consulting|

Human Resources professionals are regularly tasked with navigating intricate decision-making, analyzing complex problems and managing large volumes of information. So, it’s no surprise that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly common across the sector. Given the likelihood that use of AI technology will only continue to grow in the coming years, we [...]

The Benefits of Outsourcing HR for Tech Start-Ups

By |2022-04-28T12:31:02-06:00May 4th, 2022|Executive Search, HR Consulting|

In the fast-paced and growing tech sector, Human Resources needs to be a key component in your growth strategy. Factors including compensation, employee benefits, employee recruitment, onboarding and other HR processes often need to happen simultaneously as start-ups pursue product launches while rapidly scaling up their teams. As you know, first impression is everything. Taking [...]

Top Strategies for Employee Retention in 2022

By |2022-01-12T13:48:51-07:00November 4th, 2021|HR Consulting, Leadership Development|

Once upon a time, it was not uncommon to stay in the same job, with the same employer, for your entire working career. However, thanks in no small part to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, today's workforce trends have shifted significantly. Perhaps no other singular event in recent history has had a more profound [...]

How to Create a Plan for a Successful Return to the Office

By |2021-08-04T07:49:05-06:00August 4th, 2021|HR Advisory|

As we all breathe a sigh of relief that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic may hopefully finally be behind us, employers and employees alike are now grappling with the question; what comes next? What will the 'new normal' look like? And what has the past 18 months taught us about the nature of the [...]

Is Your EFAP Really Useful, or Is It Merely Virtue Signalling?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:32-06:00February 3rd, 2021|HR Advisory|

One of the go-to responses we hear when we talk to clients about how they are supporting employee mental health is, “We have an EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program).” When pressed further, beyond some usage rates, few have a good handle on whether the service is useful, of high quality, or meeting their employees’ [...]

Working Through It: a Leader’s Guide to Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces

By |2021-04-17T04:04:32-06:00January 6th, 2021|HR Advisory|

Before COVID-19, 1 in 5 Canadians experienced a mental health problem or mental illness each year. As the pandemic stretches into 2021, the mental health crisis is following suit. As a leader, it is important that you recognize where your responsibility to support an employee with a mental health issue begins and ends. You have a responsibility [...]

Supporting Employee Career Development Through COVID-19

By |2021-08-13T12:27:22-06:00November 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 |2021-08-13T12:30:47-06:00October 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:34-06:00September 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 [...]

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