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

By | January 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 the COVID-19 Pandemic

By | November 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 | September 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 | August 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 [...]

A Roadmap For Returning To The Office After the Lockdown

By | July 22nd, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

After several months at home, some organizations are transitioning back to the office. Unfortunately, it is not going to be as simple as unlocking the door. In the wake of the pandemic, the workplace must be reimagined, and leaders who are ready to transition teams back into the office need an intentional reopening plan. If [...]

The Vacation Liability Dilemma

By | June 3rd, 2020|HR Advisory|

Call it what you want, but for most people, living through the COVID-19 pandemic feels nothing like a vacation! Many people are working from home, facing unemployment, or navigating the world of government benefits. Many are balancing work and family obligations, while others are still dealing with sudden restrictions that have curtailed their social, leisure, [...]

Building Workplace Trust No Matter Where You’re Working

By | May 6th, 2020|HR Advisory|

Originally published at www.cphrab.ca/building-workplace-trust-no-matter-where-youre-working.  “The ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust is the key professional and personal competency of our time.” - Stephen Covey Sheri Brake, the Director and Practice Lead of the Human Resources Consulting Practice at Cenera, a Calgary based firm, has spent the past two years studying the importance of [...]

How To Support Working Parents Through COVID-19

By | April 1st, 2020|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

The gravity of COVID-19 has settled in and working from home has become the norm. Still, working parents are feeling the pressure, and many are struggling to balance the demands of their home and professional life. Working from home with kids is hard, especially when schools, daycares, recreational facilities, and even outdoor parks are closed. [...]

5 Ways Employers Can Cultivate a Happy Workplace

By | March 18th, 2020|HR Advisory, Leadership Development|

International Day of Happiness is a global celebration that is observed on March 20 every year. The day shines a light on human joy and wellbeing as a basic human goal, honouring our shared humanity and advancing the development of more inclusive, equitable, and balanced approaches to economic growth. Given the current state of our [...]

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 [...]