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  • Effective Communications and HR: Making the Connection

    Effective Communications and HR: Making the Connection

    What was once considered a tool in HR’s strategic leadership is now almost universally recognized as a strategic necessity: effective communications. At a time of high expectations and unprecedented changes in the workplace and workforce, communication is key to the success of all HR functions.

  • The Art of Persuasion

    The Art of Persuasion

    Whether or not you have “sales” in your job title, you are a salesperson. Even if you’re not selling a product or a service, you’re selling your ideas, your points of view, or even sometimes, yourself.

  • Mentors: Vital at All Points of Your Career

    Mentors: Vital at All Points of Your Career

    I mentor a number of people and have been doing so for most of my career. I have also been mentored over that same career journey and understand the value of having a good mentor in my life. Here are some benefits of having a mentor.

  • Balancing Work & Family: The Legal Implications of the Sandwich Generation

    Balancing Work & Family: The Legal Implications of the Sandwich Generation

    Recently, we’ve seen an increase in employees who are feeling the squeeze between childcare and eldercare responsibilities. These situations stem from the rise of the “Sandwich Generation”: a generation created as a result of the aging population and the postponement of having children.

  • A Different Angle on Making HR Strategic

    A Different Angle on Making HR Strategic

    How aware are you of what drives profit in your industry and how it is changing? Understanding the forces that drive an industry are essential to being a strategic HR leader.

  • News (more)

  • Green Jobs Get a Boost in Canada

    Environmental work in Canada is getting a boost, with an opportunity for employers to get paid for hiring young professionals through ECO Canada’s International Environmental Youth Corps (IEYC) wage-subsidy program.

    June 26, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Major Changes Voted In at AGM

    BC HRMA has a new name. Made official at the Annual General Meeting held June 19th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Association has changed to the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA).

    June 23, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Professional Practice (more)

  • The Importance of Repetition

    While charisma, focus and energy are all calling cards of most memorable presentations, the common thread is more stylistic—the use of repetition, parallelism and the Rule of Three.

    July 29, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Small Business: Clearly Seeing Your Path to Success

    When you first start up a business, it’s easy to have clarity. Most of us get busy writing a business plan, forecasting sales and revenue, planning marketing and sales strategies. Once you’ve achieved those initial goals, set up your business

    July 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Leadership (more)

  • Seven Secrets to Being a Terrific Boss

    Think back to bosses you have had over the years. What made one boss terrible and the other terrific? Did it have to do with their personality and how it did or didn’t gel with yours? Was it their leadership

    June 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Leadership, Motivation and the Brain

    What does the human brain have to do with leadership and motivation? It may surprise you to know that, until recently, no one was entirely certain. With the advent of advanced medical tools, alongside an increase in interdisciplinary research, this

    February 26, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Conduct Your Own Performance Review

    One of the most consistent challenges I see my clients facing, at all levels, is the ability to clearly articulate how they made a difference or an impact. This occurs for a variety of reasons, from the traditional focus on duties within a resume, to humility, to not really knowing how to identify and express what might seem part of the job.

    July 25, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Balanced Employment Strategy

    In the aftermath of the last recession, employers are faced with a myriad of challenges from a new business landscape. Increasingly, there is a need today to find some kind of balance in what is a wider range of business uncertainty.

    July 23, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Is Employee Cynicism Killing Your Culture?

    Hipness, snark, and cynicism are hallmarks of modern culture. But what about your company’s culture? Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard says employee cynicism is a red flag signaling a serious dearth of trust—and explains what you can do to fix it.

    July 15, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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