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

Case Study: Data Governance Driving Value in Long-Term Care

As one of the leading providers of seniors’ services and affordable housing in central and southern Alberta, Bethany Care Society has worked hard to serve long-term care residents and persons with disabilities for over 70 years. However, with new and emerging digital tools, increasingly complex regulatory environments, and privacy and security risks on the rise, [...]

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

Can Employees Sue for Workplace Harassment?

Responsible employers understand their duty to maintain a safe work environment under the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act or similar laws in other jurisdictions, since failure to comply can result in liability. However, changes to employment law in Canada are continuous, and employers need to be aware of the impacts. Canada's Ever-Evolving Employment Law Landscape Currently [...]

By | January 22nd, 2020|HR Advisory, Workplace Investigations|0 Comments