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What Can HR Learn from Tech’s Agile Methodology?

By | February 26th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

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 [...]

A Review of Performance Reviews

By | January 29th, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

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 [...]

Can Employees Sue for Workplace Harassment?

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

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 [...]

HR Trends Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2020

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

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 [...]

‘Tis The Season To Prevent Corporate Holiday Party Shenanigans

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

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 [...]

Managing Organizational Bias – An Action Plan

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

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 [...]

5 Simple Ways To Improve Onboarding For Increased Retention

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

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 [...]

Tips for Managing Workplace Stress And Burnout

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

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, [...]

Maybe you Shouldn’t do an Employee Survey… 3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Started

By | July 17th, 2018|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

Sometimes, when a client engages us to work with them on an employee engagement/satisfaction survey we talk ourselves out of the work. Or, more specifically we question ourselves out of the work. We’re ok with that. Here’s why… Too often we hear stories of organizations that conduct elaborate “satisfaction” surveys or obligatory annual surveys and [...]

What a Year it has been for Human Resources Management!

By | November 21st, 2017|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

2017 has been a landmark year for Human Resources Practitioners in Alberta. We saw the introduction of the Fair and Friendly Workplace Act (formerly Bill 17) in Alberta; and federally we are addressing the imminent arrival of cannabis legalization and the proposed extension of parental leave. These are exciting times in the world of Human [...]