Interview with #CLOCANADA’s Speaker: Fran Hansen, VP of Talent & Culture at Loblaw
Apr28

Interview with #CLOCANADA’s Speaker: Fran Hansen, VP of Talent & Culture at Loblaw

Recently, we got the chance to interview one of the incredible speakers of the Chief Learning Officer Exchange Canada, happening this July 23-25, in Toronto. In her role as the VP of Talent & Culture of Loblaw, Fran Hansen is responsible for the design, development and implementation of all strategies, programs and policies relating to culture and talent management for the enterprise. Fran enjoys bringing practical and simple...

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Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep
Apr21

Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep

Diversity in the Workplace What do a Vampire, Burlesque Performer, Professional Hugger, a Temporary Showgirl, and a Civil War Union Soldier that fights faithfully in the battle at Gettysburg every year all have in common? They could all have day jobs in your organization. The New Face of Diversity As a Benefits Manager, I have had the pleasure of working with each of these people in some capacity. Be it managing an accommodation for a...

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Why HR and IT Teams MUST Work Together For New Workplace Technology Success
Mar31

Why HR and IT Teams MUST Work Together For New Workplace Technology Success

Got a new HR platform or planning on implementing a new technology across your organization? Be aware…The statistics on IT projects are grim. According to research conducted by McKinsey and the BT Centre for Major Programme Management at the University of Oxford, half of all large IT projects significantly exceed their budgets (on average running 45% over budget and taking 7% longer than predicted). But scarier still: 17% of...

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Talent and Culture: Building an Employee-First Approach
Mar30

Talent and Culture: Building an Employee-First Approach

Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit Interview with Sachin Doshi More than ever before, impact-focused nonprofits and associations are recognizing that without keen focus on and investment in smart talent and culture systems, their missions may not be realized. It is out of this recognition that the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit was born. The HR Gazette is proudly supporting the 2017 Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit in the...

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HR: Achieving The Right Balance of Head vs. Heart
Mar28

HR: Achieving The Right Balance of Head vs. Heart

Human Resources and Balancing Head with Heart A few years ago, I learned the importance balancing head with heart when serving employees. Over time, I would engage a particular employee in polite banter. We commiserated on how tired we were, counting down the days to retirement. The banter turned more meaningful when one day the employee stated that the general discomfort he had experienced was getting worse. I went into Human...

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Five Tips to Design a More Productive and Distraction-Free Workspace
Mar24

Five Tips to Design a More Productive and Distraction-Free Workspace

Most of us no longer work on a manufacturing assembly line, or even an office environment reliant on the movement of paper between employees. Instead, the modern worker is increasingly assigned high-touch projects to be completed our own computers which require lengthy uninterrupted periods of distraction-free work. Despite this, however, our physical office environments generally still closely resemble those more appropriate for a...

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2017 Minimum Wage Changes Update
Mar23

2017 Minimum Wage Changes Update

If you work in Human Resources for any company, you may find your employer affected by the raise in minimum wages for 2017. At least 21 states have raised their minimum wage as well as 10 counties and 19 cities. Minimum wage has been such a trending political topic and proponents of the idea have stated that these raises are necessary in order to ensure that employed individuals can afford all of their necessary living expenses....

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Top Ways to Become a Better Manager and Leader
Mar13

Top Ways to Become a Better Manager and Leader

Even if you are a good manager it doesn’t mean you are a leader. There is quite a difference between the two. A true leader is a person that models behaviors that others are inspired to follow. Some people are natural leaders; others can train in leadership skills to become one. If you are in a manager position that you have been working hard to achieve and maintain but you want to advance in your career, you might want to consider...

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