How to Work Less Hard and Have More Impact
Dec15

How to Work Less Hard and Have More Impact

The 5 Question Leader It can be frustrating for managers and leaders who find themselves with overdependent teams members. Being pulled in multiple directions can be overwhelming and lead to managers feeling disconnected from the all-important strategic work they need to deliver in order to grow the company. Breaking out of those vicious cycles could be easier than you might think! Mastering five essential questions can help managers...

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20 Ways to Manage Younger Employees
Dec14

20 Ways to Manage Younger Employees

People are hired because of their experiences, smart technical skills and growth potential but managing young professionals requires certain strategies as compared to other employees. Here are 20 ways to manage your entry-level employees and help them to settle down into that new role. The Transition Phase: The transition phase from student to employee is full of stress, confusion and excitement. There is a need to help employees for...

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HRchat Podcast Interview: The Impact of Nutrition Education in the Workplace with Ree Dolnick
Dec14

HRchat Podcast Interview: The Impact of Nutrition Education in the Workplace with Ree Dolnick

Nutrition is one of the single most important, yet undervalued, aspects of workplace productivity and employee engagement. A large number of corporate wellness programs focus on fitness, but hardly touch on nutrition education or providing healthy food choices in the office. In this episode of the HRchat show, host Bill Banham speaks with Ree Dolnick, President at Jeca Energy Cookies and Bars. Ree provides insights into the...

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Horrible vs. Extraordinary Bosses
Dec11

Horrible vs. Extraordinary Bosses

I entered my office on Friday to a box on my desk. I assumed it was some equipment from my IT team, but upon further examination I saw it was from a Prime online retailer. I opened it to find a personal gift to me from my Chief HR Officer; something not random, but useful; something that aligned with one of my hobbies. It was a great end to an exhausting week. Equally important was the thoughtfulness behind the gift. As I read the...

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Crucial Steps Towards Employee Engagement That Managers Can Miss
Dec11

Crucial Steps Towards Employee Engagement That Managers Can Miss

So, you want to engage your employees? Welcome to the quandary that has 70% of America’s business leadership in crisis mode. Why 70%? That’s Gallup’s estimation of the national employee disengagement level. The ball-park fiscal consequence: $500 billion per annum, wasted. Most stops on the engagement journey are familiar. They mirror the employee lifecycle: onboarding, work, performance analysis. The crucial final phase, however, is...

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HRchat Podcast Interview: New Channels to Educate and Engage Employees with Miles DePaul
Dec07

HRchat Podcast Interview: New Channels to Educate and Engage Employees with Miles DePaul

In this episode of the HRchat show, host Bill Banham speaks with Miles DePaul, Co-Founder and Managing Director at PatchFM and speaker at the DisruptHR Toronto event. PatchFM is used by large companies to help employees better engage with internal news, announcements and corporate initiatives. About Our HRchat Guest Miles DePaul is the co-founder of Patch (PatchFM.com), a platform for companies to communicate internally with podcasts....

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DisruptHR Toronto Interview with Ilana Ben-Ari
Dec07

DisruptHR Toronto Interview with Ilana Ben-Ari

#DisruptHRTO is happening tonight at MaRS in downtown Toronto. Ahead of the big event, we got a chance to chat with one of the amazing speakers, Ilana Ben-Ari, Founder, CEO Twenty One Toys. Tell Us About Yourself – Your Career History and How You Came to Be in Your Current Role I’m a toy designer and social entrepreneur. I started Twenty One Toys after quitting my design job because I believed I could change education and the world of...

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DisruptHR Toronto Interview with Elizabeth Williams
Dec07

DisruptHR Toronto Interview with Elizabeth Williams

#DisruptHRTO is happening tonight at MaRS in downtown Toronto. Ahead of the big event, we got a chance to chat with one of the amazing speakers, Elizabeth Williams. Elizabeth is an award-winning Toronto-based brand and communications expert who helps organizations have better conversations with customers, prospects, employees and shareholders. She writes the syndicated BizMarketer blog, and is a frequent contributor to industry...

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