Tag: "Ian J. Cook"

Supply and Demand: The Market for Talent

One of the most significant changes that has occurred through the digitization of the economy is the change to how talent functions as a market. In the times of Henry Ford, it was access to capital, machinery and markets that drove business success. In the 21st century, those traditional drivers have shifted gears, with significantly less capital and machinery required, and more reliance on the people who build the ideas into the business. This makes access to people with important skills and capabilities much more critical.

BC HRMA Congratulates Outgoing Director

Over the past five years, Ian J. Cook, CHRP, greatly evolved the membership offering of the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association and the profile of the HR profession.  His presence and contributions will be missed as he moves on to the role of thought-leader with Visier Analytics. “We have accomplished some great things together […]

Avoid the Fad: Engage the Facts and Figures

Engagement is an alluring concept. Intuitively it sounds great; who would not want people to be engaged? The promise that it can be measured and linked to results has made this practice one of the more common and well-resourced areas of HR over the last decade.

Raising the Standard: HR’s Impact at the Office of the Auditor General in B.C.

Over the past three years, the HR group has made a substantial contribution in ensuring the effectiveness and credibility of the Office of the Auditor General of B.C. (OAG). The results and details of how HR has supported the effectiveness of the organization are worth exploring.

Organizational Change & Restructuring

The results of the 2012 HR Trends Survey indicate that most organizations are continuing to operate in an environment characterized by organizational change and / or reorganization, and that HR is continuing to play a key role.

Building a Workforce for the Future

The results of the 2012 HR Trends Survey shows strong similarities to those of the 2011 Trends Survey, demonstrating continued expectations for steady or increasing revenue and movement to access talent for skills that are in short supply.

2012 HR Trends Report

2012 HR Trends Report

The results of the 2012 HR Trends Survey shows strong similarities to those of the 2011 survey, demonstrating continued economic optimism with 22% of organizations expecting no change in revenue and 54% expecting a slight to significant increase.

BC Budget an Opportunity for HR to Show Their Stuff

The budget that was announced by the BC government on February 21st clearly set out a challenge and this challenge provides considerable opportunities for HR practitioners to show their value.