How To Support Working Parents Through COVID-19

By |2021-04-17T04:04:36-06:00April 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. [...]

What Can HR Learn from Tech’s Agile Methodology?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:37-06:00February 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:37-06:00January 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:38-06:00December 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:40-06:00November 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:40-06:00October 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 |2021-04-17T04:04:41-06:00September 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, [...]

CPI Webinar: Harnessing the Potential of Virtual Teams

By |2021-04-17T04:04:41-06:00February 27th, 2019|Global Partners, HR Consulting, Leadership Development|

Join us for Harnessing the Potential of Virtual Teams, a CPI Webinar Series program, on March 12th or 14th, 2019 as we discuss how to bring out the best in your remote workforce. Many organizations already have or are beginning to introduce remote workers to their team. The benefits of this arrangement are numerous. Leaders [...]

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

By |2021-04-17T04:04:42-06:00July 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 [...]

The Intersection – where Human Resources meets Health and Safety

By |2021-04-17T04:04:42-06:00May 22nd, 2018|HR Consulting|

Legislative changes in 2018 will highlight the importance of these two departments being in lock-step. The legalization of marijuana and the implementation of OHS Bill 30 in Alberta will highlight the need for Human Resources (HR) and Health and Safety (H&S) to be aligned and working closely together. The proposed legalization of marijuana introduces issues [...]

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