Is a Hybrid Workforce the Way of the Future?

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 [...]

By | August 5th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments

Turning Downtime into Privacy Time

During the summer months, when colleagues and clients are on holidays and work is slower, it’s the perfect time to prioritize and strengthen your information and privacy management program. 2020 has been a year of disruption and transformation, and when the crisis eases, we will have entered a new digital normal. Have your privacy policies [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|Privacy|0 Comments

A Roadmap For Returning To The Office After the Lockdown

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 [...]

By | July 22nd, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments

Is Your Remote Workplace Toxic?

If you're like most people in 2020, you've probably found yourself working and leading from home, experiencing a multitude of operational complexities and concerns. One area of focus that mustn't be ignored is maintaining and promoting a professional and respectful workplace culture. When you work from home, every day might be (very) casual Friday, but [...]

By | July 15th, 2020|Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

Leadership in Times of Layoffs

© 2016 by David Irvine. Permission to reprint and circulate was granted.  The decision to downsize and the choice of who is to be laid off can be so wrenching that many managers have little energy left to consider what happens after the layoff.  How do you help the shell-shocked survivors recover and move forward [...]

By | July 9th, 2020|Career Transition|0 Comments

After Terminations, Support the Survivors

Downsizing is a high-stress experience that everyone feels, whether it’s the loss of your job, witnessing layoffs within your company, giving the notifications, or just knowing friends and colleagues will be facing unemployment. As Calgary companies navigate change, Cenera's Career Transition professionals have supported organizations and individuals through the difficult process of employee terminations. And while it's [...]

By | July 8th, 2020|Career Transition, Coaching|0 Comments

Privacy Best Practices for Your Teams Working Remotely and Beyond

According to Angus Reid Institute, only 36% of Canadians who are currently working from home expect to return to the office full-time once the pandemic is over. With remote work being the norm now, and perhaps for many in the foreseeable future, are your organization’s privacy programs and policies up to scratch? Now more than [...]

By | June 24th, 2020|Privacy|0 Comments

Stabilizing and Sustaining Your Remote Team

On June 12, stage 2 of Alberta's relaunch strategy rolled out, allowing more businesses to reopen and resume operations. Still, many companies are rethinking workplace landscapes, productivity models and employee schedules. Over the past few months at home, former office dwellers faced an unprecedented test: Can remote work really work? Despite a few bumps along [...]

By | June 17th, 2020|Executive Coaching|0 Comments

Conducting Remote Workplace Investigations

Across the globe, as people continue to work from home, there is a very good chance you have employees who are experiencing, at the hands of their co-workers, personal and sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation. And to complicate matters, while economies are starting to open back up, it is expected that for many organizations, [...]

By | June 10th, 2020|Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

The Vacation Liability Dilemma

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, [...]

By | June 3rd, 2020|HR Advisory|0 Comments