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Why Workplace ‘Bored-Out’ is the New Burnout (And What Employers Can Do About It)

By | October 7th, 2020|HR Consulting|

While working from home has its perks, though they may be less obvious, there are drawbacks. And one drawback, in particular, is wreaking havoc on employee motivation, productivity and job satisfaction. The culprit? Boredom. Yes, boredom. Brace for Work from Home Side Effects When you think about it, the world of work has undergone a [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]