The True Costs of Workplace Bullying

By |2022-08-10T16:13:18-06:00August 17th, 2022|HR Advisory, Leadership Development, Workplace Investigations|

Do you know what workplace bullying is costing your business? Even as business leaders prioritize inclusive and psychologically safe work environments, workplace bullying remains a significant and costly challenge in Canada. A recent study looking at harassment and violence in Canadian workplaces found that 71.4% of workers experienced at least one form of harassment and abuse [...]

Opportunity Knocks: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and the Hiring Process

By |2022-02-04T08:33:30-07:00February 4th, 2022|Executive Search, HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

While there is widespread agreement that diverse, inclusive workplaces are a good thing, the hard reality is that Indigenous people, people of colour, women and all other equity-deserving groups continue to be underrepresented in the workforce. A new Statistics Canada study looked at data on women executives from an intersectional lens and found that disparities by gender [...]

Returning to the Office? Time to Check on Employee Retention and Engagement

By |2021-09-28T07:56:56-06:00September 1st, 2021|Coaching, HR Advisory|

As many employers navigate a potential return to the office, new research from the Angus Reid Institute has revealed some startling data about the potential of plummeting employee retention rates. Survey results found that more than half of Canadian households had at least one member working from home during the pandemic. Of those who worked from [...]

How to Create a Plan for a Successful Return to the Office

By |2021-08-04T07:49:05-06:00August 4th, 2021|HR Advisory|

As we all breathe a sigh of relief that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic may hopefully finally be behind us, employers and employees alike are now grappling with the question; what comes next? What will the 'new normal' look like? And what has the past 18 months taught us about the nature of the [...]

Workplace Trends for 2021: Creative Ideas to Make Your Workplace Great

By |2021-08-12T16:44:37-06:00May 19th, 2021|HR Advisory|

As Plato once famously stated, 'necessity is the mother of invention'. Well, never has that been more true than when it comes to workplaces in 2021. This past year has been unlike any other in how we think about and approach our work. And while things will eventually return to a 'new normal', our advice [...]

Is Your EFAP Really Useful, or Is It Merely Virtue Signalling?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:32-06:00February 3rd, 2021|HR Advisory|

One of the go-to responses we hear when we talk to clients about how they are supporting employee mental health is, “We have an EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program).” When pressed further, beyond some usage rates, few have a good handle on whether the service is useful, of high quality, or meeting their employees’ [...]

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

By |2021-04-17T04:04:32-06:00January 6th, 2021|HR Advisory|

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 [...]

Supporting Employee Career Development Through COVID-19

By |2021-08-13T12:27:22-06:00November 4th, 2020|HR Advisory|

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 [...]

HR Trends for the Post-Pandemic Workplace

By |2021-04-17T04:04:34-06:00September 9th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

Last December, we released a 2020 HR trends blog that covered up and coming innovations and predictions for the year ahead. Of course, we did not predict COVID-19 or the profound impact the global pandemic would have on our lives at home, at work and in our communities. A lot has changed in 2020. Office workers have left their [...]

Is a Hybrid Workforce the Way of the Future?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:34-06:00August 5th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

Despite Alberta's economy opening back up and students going back to school this fall, the pandemic is not over. In fact, as recently as July 27, Dr. Deena Hinshaw declared, “the curve is no longer flat in Alberta.” Meanwhile, cities and towns across the province continue to debate mandatory masks, following bylaws being passed in Banff, Calgary [...]

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