How to Start Your Own HR Consulting Company
Dec29

How to Start Your Own HR Consulting Company

With our workforce rapidly shifting due to telecommuting, freelance and changing family dynamics, the need for dedicated human resource professionals has never been greater. Deciding If You Are Ready to Start  While the demand may be incredibly high, the HR space can still be incredibly competitive and there are many elements that need to be considered before establishing your own HR company. Before you even get started it is...

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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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From Passion to Business in 9 Steps
Oct25

From Passion to Business in 9 Steps

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about how Millennials have a different approach to careers, compared to predecessors. Millennials are more inclined to change several jobs in order to find their true calling and then pursue a career. Some of them have had the courage to explore their entrepreneurial side and opened startups to monetize their passions. Many others turned their hobbies into a second job. Most successful...

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How Employee Self-Evaluation Can Help Your Company
Sep26

How Employee Self-Evaluation Can Help Your Company

The best companies are adopting self-evaluation. Why? because self-evaluation is beneficial for both the employee and the employer. Let’s investigate… What is self-evaluation? Self-evaluation is a process of defining goals by employees, achieving goals by employees, and evaluating results by employees, all by himself. It is a process which allows employees to set his goals, and evaluate himself at the end of the cycle. The...

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3 HR Lessons from Hogwarts #Lumos
Sep09

3 HR Lessons from Hogwarts #Lumos

The purpose of this article is to embrace my comedic “vulnerability” of being a Harry Potter fan as a child to shed light on children that are facing very real vulnerabilities throughout the world. Hopefully, you will find “just a smidge” of entertainment in this post. Hogwarts HR It is no easy task managing the day to day operations of a human resources team, especially when operating in a world-renowned school of “Witchcraft and...

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Engendering Transgenderism In The Modern Workplace
Jun07

Engendering Transgenderism In The Modern Workplace

Many years ago I worked with a guy called Terry. Terry was quiet, but friendly enough, a bit of a loner, but social enough. Terry was introverted, but just outgoing enough to be someone with whom to look forward to having a chat. We crossed paths often in the kitchen, the men’s room, the elevator, Starbucks, etc. We would chat about everything from food, life, family, and sports, to shoes. One day during a chat about our childhood I...

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A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace
May29

A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace

A simple guide to improving workplace engagement by taking care of your employees’ needs.  Food, safety, love, and esteem. These are considered the most basic needs required for humans to survive in society, based on Maslow’s infamous Hierarchy of Needs, developed in 1943. But what about surviving in the modern workplace? Certainly our needs there have evolved in the past 70 years. From the flexible—yet precarious—schedules of...

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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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