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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Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!
Apr04

Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!

I once boarded a corporate shuttle and happened to sit next to a manager who mentioned he was on his way to terminate an employee. When I asked why, he said he needed someone more reliable and dependable, someone who didn’t “have so many Dr. appointments and family issues”. Something about this offended my Benefit Manager sensibilities. So I kicked into action. “Tell me more,” I asked. As he told the story, I simultaneously texted 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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6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career
Feb14

6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career

When it comes to career success and professional aspirations, kindness is easily overlooked in favor of qualities like work ethic, tenacity, and perseverance. Many people falsely believe that being nice will hinder your career. While being overly nice or passive can hold you back in certain situations, genuine kindness plays an integral role in the workplace and can be a valuable tool for your success. The concept of “paying it...

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8 Steps to Check Perceptions
Feb07

8 Steps to Check Perceptions

Remembering to check your perceptions is incredibly important when interacting with others, especially in the workplace. There are many situations that can quickly turn negative and result in conflict if we fail to check our perceptions in conversations with others. This is especially true when it comes to performance management, feedback, and having difficult conversations with employees (such as underperformance). In this article,...

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#HRChat Recap: Toxic Culture – Don’t Get Burned
Dec06

#HRChat Recap: Toxic Culture – Don’t Get Burned

Whether you’ve experienced a toxic workplace culture, or just heard the tales from others, it’s something to avoid.

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Managers are Key to Behaviours and Performance with guest Rob Catalano [Podcast]
Dec06

Managers are Key to Behaviours and Performance with guest Rob Catalano [Podcast]

Managers are strategic in influencing employees’ behaviours and performance.

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#HRchat: Toxic Culture – Don’t Get Burned!
Nov22

#HRchat: Toxic Culture – Don’t Get Burned!

A toxic company culture can have a devastating impact on individuals, customers and event the bottom line.

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