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

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 [...]

By | January 6th, 2021|HR Advisory|0 Comments

Cenera Celebrates 24 Years

December is a natural time to reflect on what was and anticipate what will be. This December, as we approach the end of a year unlike any other, Cenera is celebrating 24 years in business. Since our humble beginnings, we have come a long way and have witnessed a lot of change – both within [...]

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

What 2020 Has Taught Us About Life, Work and Togetherness

For better or worse, the last year has changed us. And now, looking back, we can see that the lessons we’ve learned—about health, family, work, resilience, community, and humanity—are lessons we'll carry forward into the New Year. Below, Cenera team members share the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned in 2020. Glenn Tibbles, [...]

By | December 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

The Top Business Books of 2020

2020 may have been a year unlike any other, but impactful business books kept arriving! Now, Indigo is out with its annual Best Business Books of 2020 list, and The Financial Times and McKinsey & Co. have just named the winner of its 16th annual Business Book of the Year award, just in time for [...]

By | December 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Support Local: Calgary Gift Guide for Employees and Clients

Local businesses, restaurants, shops and services are at the heart of our community, and as they continue to grapple with the economy, they rely on Calgary consumers to vote with their dollar. While the holiday office party may not be possible this year, that doesn't mean you shouldn't do something special to celebrate your employees [...]

By | December 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

3 Reasons Employees Fail to Report Misconduct at Work

In recent years, workplace misconduct has been in the spotlight. Between the wake of the #MeToo movement and high-profile bullying and harassment cases involving celebrities, politicians and corporate executives, this important issue has garnered plenty of media attention. However, despite the growing awareness of how damaging misconduct can be, it begs the question: Why does [...]

By | November 25th, 2020|Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Your People

As the pandemic stretches on, work-from-home burnout is growing. Stress and financial anxiety are high, and many people are burning the candle at both ends, taking fewer breaks and less time off to recharge, fearing their job could be in jeopardy if they slow down. The truth is, being overworked doesn't lead to increased productivity. [...]

By | November 18th, 2020|Coaching|0 Comments

Reinventing Your Career in a Tough Economy

The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic has Albertans rethinking their career choices, job search and priorities. And while it may seem scary to start thinking differently about what you truly want to do with your life during such turbulent times, it is a worthwhile risk to seek out opportunities that offer meaning, [...]

By | November 12th, 2020|Career Transition|0 Comments

Supporting Employee Career Development Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 [...]

By | November 4th, 2020|HR Advisory|0 Comments

Leading in the Age of (Newly) Remote Teams

This October, Cenera hosted a virtual event in partnership with CPHR Alberta entitled Leading Remotely: How Does HR Support Leadership? The event attracted over 100 attendees, and our expert panel of leaders and HR professionals delivered an engaging and insightful discussion, moderated by Janice MacPherson, Director of Operations at CPHR Alberta, about the successes and [...]

By | October 28th, 2020|Coaching|0 Comments