Category: PeopleTalk

The Social-Media Friendly Workplace: Mobilizing for Maximum Effectiveness

While social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Reddit, and YouTube have become part of most people’s everyday lives, many companies are still reluctant and questioning whether or not to allow their employees to use social media at work. What if the key was to put it to work?

Navigating the Coming Sea Change: Searching for Economic Growth Amid Population Aging

Looking ahead, workforce exits are projected to significantly outpace new entrants. For Canada, this represents a sea change in the evolution of the job market.

The Flipside of the Digital Playground: The Case for Reverse Mentoring

At no point in the accumulation of life moments and milestones are we ever served by retiring the thinking caps; the need for reinvention and reinvigoration is never “done.” Yet there is a large contingent of within the workplace and society at large who unwittingly subscribe to this thinking. Catchphrases of this community include statements along the lines of “Technology is a huge time waster” or “I’m too old for…” or “Machines are taking over our lives.” A case for better, “bottom-up” digital sharing is evident.

What is the greatest benefit of social media for HR professionals?

What is the greatest benefit of social media for HR professionals?

CPHR BC & Yukon members respond to the question, “What is the greatest benefit of social media for HR professionals?”

Digital Detoxing in a 24/7 World: Disconnect to Connect

Over the past year, I have had a love and hate relationship with technology. While it serves me and our company well in sharing information and staying connected with our community, if not managed well, being connected can be overwhelming and consuming. That said, what does it really mean to be disconnected?

Welcome to The 2020 Workplace: Attract, Develop and Keep Top Talent

Across every industry, information has been democratized, and today’s employees now expect access to it in order to contribute fully and effectively. However, when we look at the majority of organizations, all of this valuable and relevant activity is happening outside of the organization, and the needs of employees are far surpassing the abilities of the organization to provide for them.

Safety Trumps Belief: Of Hardship and Helmets

Good employers are concerned about respecting the Human Rights of their employees, and they should be. Sometimes there can be a real tension between respecting Human Rights and the safe management of the workplace. A recent case from Quebec illustrates these challenges.

CEO TalkBack: Leadership Learning to ‘Like’ Social Media

Last month I was at an executive coaching conference and in between sessions the majority of people quickly grabbed their phones and started tapping away. I am not sure what exactly they were doing. Email? Instagram? LinkedIn? Snap chat? Text? I had no idea. When I got back to my hotel room and checked the hashtag for the conference on Twitter, and the conference group on LinkedIn, my social media feeds erupted. Pretty much every minute of the conference was available to me, including play-by-plays of the moments I missed. The point is—social media is everywhere.