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

By |2021-06-26T04:38:33-07:00May 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:32-07:00February 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:32-07:00January 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 the COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2021-04-17T04:04:33-07:00November 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:34-07:00September 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:34-07:00August 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 [...]

A Roadmap For Returning To The Office After the Lockdown

By |2021-04-17T04:04:35-07:00July 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:35-07:00June 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:36-07:00May 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:36-07:00April 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. [...]

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