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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Why We Need More Women (Thought) Leaders in HR
Apr26

Why We Need More Women (Thought) Leaders in HR

Ahead of this evening’s awesome DisruptHR Chicago event, co-organiser Nicole Dessain offers her take on why the world need more female leaders in HR. HR and Achieving Gender Parity It seems everyone has a point of view about the lack of representation of women – especially when it comes to technology and leadership roles. Hidden in plain sight is a gender parity problem that affects our very own HR profession. You are probably...

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Emotional Intelligence: Two Simple Lessons
Apr24

Emotional Intelligence: Two Simple Lessons

“We should take care not to make the intellect our God. It has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It cannot lead, it can only serve.” – Albert Einstein Emotional Intelligence (EI) can be defined as the capability of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour,...

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Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens.
Apr07

Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens.

Homeless In The Workplace, It Happens. I once worked with the poster child of an Administrative Assistant. He was always energetic, very prompt, a PowerPoint whiz and a master of streamlining processes. A college-educated young man who never seemed to have a bad day. Even though he was homeless. Several clues led to this revelation. His clothing was always a bit crumpled, but never inappropriate. His grooming was not polished but...

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5 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace
Apr05

5 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

  5 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace Within the workplace, a productive team is a motivated one, and similarly, a motivated team is a happy one. Therefore, it makes sense that you should put your employees’ happiness first in order to guarantee that your team is working as effectively as possible and help you increase productivity. There are many ways to increase levels of happiness and motivation within the office...

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HRchat: Company Culture, Leadership and Innovation w/ Pam Ross [podcast]
Mar28

HRchat: Company Culture, Leadership and Innovation w/ Pam Ross [podcast]

In this episode of HRchat, Bill Banham asks Pam Ross about her career story and how she came to be a well-known speaker, culture catalyst, community builder and innovator within social HR. Oakville, Ontario-based Pam Ross is a speaker, culture catalyst, influencer in social HR, founder of #impact99 and the #reinventwork summit, traveler, dog lover and much more. Listen to this episode of the HRchat show and learn: How companies can...

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Body Language: How to Understand Intentions in the Office
Mar13

Body Language: How to Understand Intentions in the Office

We’re all familiar with the scenario – we’re at the office and someone is saying one thing but we get the sense that they are thinking something else. But how can we tell what they are thinking and if it matches what they’re saying? A great tool to understand intentions is through body signals. Subconsciously, we already read physical cues, but if we can become aware of them and learn how to interpret them, then we will improve...

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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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