The Importance of the Social Experience in the Workplace

Having a positive workplace culture should be every organization’s goal and establishing a social committee will help strengthen employee relationships and improve overall morale and employee satisfaction.  Given our daily stresses, who doesn’t enjoy attending a fun work event or gathering? Your social committee will typically organize most of the social events for your employees […]

How an HR Swot Analysis Can Help with Your HR Planning

SWOT Analysis

An HR SWOT analysis is a strategic activity performed by the HR team and is a thorough analysis of the internal and external factors affecting Human Resources in your organization.  Conducting a SWOT analysis will help you understand your organization’s current position leading you to decisions and prioritization for improvements. Begin by using the SWOT […]

Compelling Reasons to Develop and Maintain a Job Analysis Program

When long tenured employees inform their HR department that they are thinking about retirement, it may cause panic if there are no obvious internal successors. Given that in these situations, the role has been adequately filled for so long the job description if one even exists, is likely so outdated that it does not reflect […]

Practical Measures to Consider Before Terminating an Underperforming Employee

People Meeting

Parting ways with an employee is not only a difficult task for any manager, but can be stressful, time-consuming, and may negatively impact the morale of your team members.  You have the tricky task of discussing an employee’s areas of weakness and then figuring out how to correct them. Immediate termination should be reserved for […]

Key HR Insights for 2024

HR Insights

The role of HR in an organization continues to evolve significantly as this key function adapts to the changing needs of its workforce.  HR will shift priorities and focus on what is now most relevant in the new working world and what trends, factors and impacts are key for their organization.  How we attract, develop, […]

Understanding and Leveraging Multigenerational Employees

When your youngest employee is 19 years of age and your oldest employee is 69, that is an organizational strength, but this significant and meaningful gap in life experience requires you to recognize the inevitable differences in mindset and perspective to make things work and get the best out of everyone. This article provides insights into different generations in the workplace and provides tips on leveraging a multigenerational workforce.

Encouraging Employees to Take Ownership of Their Learning

As much as we would all like to report to the perfect coach and mentor, the reality is that managers are often so swamped that they do not have enough time to teach employees everything. One of the best employee qualities is the consistent ability to take ownership, which includes taking responsibility for their learning […]

How to Improve Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all get along and respect each other because we are different and unique?  We spend so much time with colleagues at work and our interpersonal relationships play a vital role in our level of stress, productivity, and overall happiness.  Canada is a diverse and multicultural nation, attracting people […]

Practical Measures to Consider Before Terminating an Underperforming Employee

People Meeting

Parting ways with an employee is not only a difficult task for any manager, but can be stressful, time-consuming, and may negatively impact the morale of your team members.  You have the tricky task of discussing an employee’s areas of weakness and then figuring out how to correct them. We break down some tips on steps to take before considering termination.

Growing Leaders for the Future

Prioritizing leadership development on all levels within the organization will help grow knowledge and provide your employees with opportunities to advance, both of which are critical for your organization’s long-term success.  Managers should always be focusing on preparing the next generation of leaders who will play a vital role in future decision making. How? Find out inside!