5 Dangerous Workplace Habits That Lower Productivity

Productivity is something that everyone strives to conquer. Whether it be in your personal life or at work, getting the maximum number of tasks checked off your to-do list in a day is the ultimate goal. However, when procrastination and a lack of motivation and focus set in, your to-do list seems to go right [...]

By | September 18th, 2019|Executive Coaching|0 Comments

5 Key Steps for a Proper Workplace Investigation

Issues arise amongst employees every day, and it's your job, as the employer, to manage these differences and determine when further action is required. Issues may be brought to your attention by the affected employee, but you may also become aware when others report, or by merely observing workplace behaviour. Most office friction can be [...]

By | September 9th, 2019|Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

Tips for Managing Workplace Stress And Burnout

Managing the workload and stress level of your team and avoiding burnout is crucial for the success of your organization. Empowered teams are typically collaborative, hardworking, and results-driven, which ultimately improves employee retention.   Employees may be experiencing elevated levels of stress due to high expectations of themselves, negative feedback or lack of feedback, feeling underappreciated, [...]

By | September 4th, 2019|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments

CPI Webinar: Harnessing the Potential of Virtual Teams

Join us for Harnessing the Potential of Virtual Teams, a CPI Webinar Series program, on March 12th or 14th, 2019 as we discuss how to bring out the best in your remote workforce. Many organizations already have or are beginning to introduce remote workers to their team. The benefits of this arrangement are numerous. Leaders [...]

By | February 27th, 2019|Global Partners, HR Consulting, Leadership Development|0 Comments

Career Transition On-Site Notification Assistance – Who Benefits?

One of the comments we often hear when organizations are downsizing one or more individuals and contemplating the offer of career transition or outplacement assistance is “We don’t need to have you on-site for the notification.  We’ll handle it internally and just advise the individuals to contact you.”  Is this the best choice?  Are there [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Career Transition|0 Comments

Cover Letters – Why Bother?

One of the most common questions I get asked in both one-on-one client meetings and workshops is related to the cover letter.  Are cover letters necessary any more, or have they gone the way of the dodo and, potentially, the business card?  Does anyone read them any more? I’ve conducted some ad hoc research (just [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Career Transition|0 Comments

Terminating Employment with Respect

Loss of employment ranks right up there with other major life losses in terms of stress levels. This is true for everyone. Reactions and emotions may be further amplified depending on whether individuals have been through job loss before and what is going on in their lives at that particular moment. Separation, divorce, a sick [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Career Transition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part II

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is Part II of our 2-part series (please see Part I for tips 1 to 4) designed to assist people in this situation. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Out of Work for Longer than a Year? Part I

If so, you are part of the so called “long-term unemployed” folks. This is obviously not a fun place to be. While things seem to be improving on the Calgary employment scene, we still have a high percentage of long-term unemployed workers; 20.3% of total unemployed people are classified as long-term unemployed. What to do? [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments

Getting the Most out of Working with a Career Consultant

So … you have your first meeting with a Career Consultant after exiting an organization. What do you need to do to prepare? We’ve put together some tips for preparing for the start of your new journey. 1. Self Assessment How are you feeling about this next stage? Are you excited; does the world seem [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|Career Transition|0 Comments