Physical, Not Social Distancing: Staying Connected While Working Remotely

COVID-19 has transformed life as we know it. To slow the spread of the virus, Canadians have been advised to stay home, work remotely and practice social distancing. And while it is too soon to say how this change will affect us longterm, many of our clients are concerned about feeling isolated, anxious and disconnected [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Executive Coaching|0 Comments

5 Ways Employers Can Cultivate a Happy Workplace

International Day of Happiness is a global celebration that is observed on March 20 every year. The day shines a light on human joy and wellbeing as a basic human goal, honouring our shared humanity and advancing the development of more inclusive, equitable, and balanced approaches to economic growth. Given the current state of our [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|HR Advisory, Leadership Development|0 Comments

Cenera’s Response to COVID-19: Embracing Remote Work

Cenera has been closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and information. During this time, preventing the spread of the virus and ensuring the safety of our staff, clients, and the community at large is our top priority. We have a collective responsibility to protect our community and those who are vulnerable, which means taking proactive and preventative [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

What Personal Information is Subject to the FOIP Act?

In Alberta, all public bodies must comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, which aims to balance the public's right to know about information held by those bodies and the individual's right to privacy. When we talk about information held by public bodies that are governed by FOIP, we recognize two categories: [...]

By | March 11th, 2020|Information Management, Privacy|0 Comments

Women-Led Businesses Have a Competitive Advantage

Each year on International Women's Day, we pause to celebrate diversity in the workplace, and the tangible and direct benefits that occur when women rise to senior leadership positions. Women at work are a force to be reckoned with, but while an increasing number of companies are making progress on gender diversity - more needs to [...]

By | March 4th, 2020|Executive Coaching|0 Comments

What Can HR Learn from Tech’s Agile Methodology?

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 [...]

By | February 26th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments

Pink Shirt Day: How to Prevent Workplace Bullying

Bullying and harassment in the workplace is a major issue that impacts not only the psychological well being of staff but also the overall health and safety of the workplace.  According to a 2018 Forum Research survey, more than 55% of Canadians said they either have been bullied or have witnessed bullying on the job. Further findings [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

How to Create a Family-Friendly Workplace

If you manage people, you don't need us to tell you that life happens. Elderly parents require care, kids get sick, busses get cancelled, appointments pop up, and employees look to management for flexibility as they try to navigate work-life demands. As we prepare for Family Day here in Canada, Cenera’s coaches have been thinking [...]

By | February 12th, 2020|Executive Coaching|0 Comments

How to Keep Your Business Safe Online

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the world will unite to celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual celebration that aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology. Today in Canada, it's rare to find an organization that isn't carrying out some form of business online, making Safer Internet Day more relevant than [...]

By | February 5th, 2020|Information Management, Privacy|0 Comments

A Review of Performance Reviews

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 [...]

By | January 29th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments