Leadership & Management Trends to Look For in 2020

Leadership trends have always been a hot topic, but today more than ever team leads, managers, and owners need to stay on top of the current trends shaping the rapidly evolving workforce. This leadership trend summary looks at the most critical business drivers to consider in the year ahead so that your employees stay motivated, [...]

By | December 18th, 2019|Executive Coaching, Leadership Development|0 Comments

HR Trends Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2020

As the year comes to a close, HR professionals are buzzing over emerging innovations and predictions for the year ahead. In this article, we explore the HR trends that you can expect to see a lot more of as the world of work continues to evolve. Trend 1: HR Technology on the Rise Millennials are [...]

By | December 11th, 2019|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments

‘Tis The Season To Prevent Corporate Holiday Party Shenanigans

If your business is hosting a holiday party this year, facing liability issues as a result of inappropriate party behaviour is a sure fast way to douse jolly spirits. As an employer, you must do everything you can to ensure the safety of your employees and guests, especially if alcohol is involved. Holiday parties are [...]

By | December 4th, 2019|HR Advisory, Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

Feeling Drained? 5 Ways To Beat Decision Fatigue At Work

Did you know the average person makes 35,000 decisions a day? Researchers at Cornell University estimate that we make more than 200 decisions every day on food alone! From the moment we wake up, we are bombarded with choices, and with the world at our fingertips, our digital devices ensure that we're plugged in and ready to respond to [...]

By | November 20th, 2019|Executive Coaching|0 Comments

When HR Gets It Wrong: Employer Faces Steep Consequences for Failing to Investigate Harassment

If we can learn anything from recent workplace harassment headlines, it's that companies don't always get it right. In fact, in the case of Heidi Bassanese, a 73-year-old administrator, her employer got it very wrong. What Happened Bassanese worked in an administrative role at German Canadian News Co. Ltd (GCN) for nearly two decades before being wrongfully terminated. [...]

By | November 13th, 2019|Workplace Investigations|0 Comments

Managing Organizational Bias – An Action Plan

Bias evolves from the human tendency to subconsciously categorize and extrapolate based on previous experience. Cognitive biases impact our judgement and can make irrational judgements and decisions seem rational. Bias is often attributed to social stereotypes, leading to unintentional discrimination, unequal opportunity and ineffective policies and practices. However, bias can also significantly impact our rational decision-making [...]

By | November 6th, 2019|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments

10 Must-Know Cybersecurity Stats for 2019

As we look back on 2019, there was no shortage of notable data breaches in the news, from Alberta Health Services to TransUnion Canada. In fact, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) reported 446 breaches between November 2018 and June 2019 alone - nearly six times the number of reports received during the same period last year. [...]

By | October 30th, 2019|Information Management, Privacy|0 Comments

Five Tips On Motivating Employees In The Workplace

As much as we like to think that employees are intrinsically motivated to bounce out of bed every morning, come to work, and give their best effort each day, this isn't always the case. Statistics show that "60% of [Canadian] employees are not engaged at work," which can negatively impact productivity, morale and, ultimately, your [...]

By | October 23rd, 2019|Executive Coaching, Leadership Development|0 Comments

The Limits of #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has opened doors and set the stage for organizations to step up and fully address behaviours that have come under scrutiny, since conversations about sexual assault and harassment in the workplace have been brought into the open. Harassment, bullying, and discrimination come in many forms, and it's the law in Alberta for [...]

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

5 Simple Ways To Improve Onboarding For Increased Retention

A robust HR strategy that includes a well-designed onboarding program is imperative for employee success and retention. An onboarding plan helps both parties become acquainted, and ensures your new hires understand the culture, processes, policies, and work expected of them. Onboarding also offers the opportunity to make a great first impression and to set your [...]

By | October 3rd, 2019|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|0 Comments