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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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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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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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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5 Ways To Pump Up Workplace Productivity
Mar30

5 Ways To Pump Up Workplace Productivity

Increasing workplace productivity is something of a holy grail in the business world. Ironically, many of the most deeply-held beliefs about productivity in the workplace are actually contrary to how human beings tend to work best. Rather than increasing productivity, they are actually counter-productive. Here are 5 tips to help genuinely increase workplace productivity. Cut meetings While some meetings can certainly be important,...

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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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Rapid Learning Tips from Tim Ferriss
Mar20

Rapid Learning Tips from Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is a writer, investor, podcaster, and martial arts master. But above all else, he says he considers himself a teacher. When speaking with long-time friend and DonorsChoose founder Charles Best at SXSWedu, he was quick to brag about the many skills, languages, and behaviours he has learned that help him to stay at the top of his game. Tim has written a number of guidebooks for being awesome, including Tools of Titans and...

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4 Ways Managers Can Use Flowcharts to Be More Efficient
Feb24

4 Ways Managers Can Use Flowcharts to Be More Efficient

Management and flowcharts go hand in hand, I speak from experience. As a manager my responsibilities include organizing, directing and controlling the activities and resources of the company I work for. This entails constant decision-making, problem-solving and planning. And if you don’t know, these are the top 3 uses of flowcharts. Basically, a flowchart is a diagram that visualizes the sequence of a process or one that maps the flow...

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