Tag: "PeopleTalk Summer 2014"

Communications Key To Benefits Plan Value

How can a plan sponsor bridge the gap between perception and reality? The answer may be obvious to some, but perhaps not so simple. Effective and targeted employee communication is the only way to give employees and accurate understanding of the true value of a benefits pan.

Team Renaissance: The Structure and Process of Success

While the quest to increase organizational effectiveness is not a new one, it has become an indispensable need, rather than an option for companies of all sizes. In an information-saturated era of rapid and constant change, much has been written on the value of every individual’s intrinsic energies as they pertain to innovation and productivity.

Psychological Health an Increasing Issue in Workplace

Psychological health has been a long-standing problem that has greatly impaired productivity of organizations and the well being of workers. There was a time when psychological health problems had a stigma and were simply not talked about. Although psychological health and safety has been identified as a critical issue in recent years, many employers still have not been addressing it.

Communications a la MODE: Engaging a Multigenerational Workforce

Effective communication in the workplace is critically important to keeping employees engaged and focused on achieving results. It is the means by which performance expectations are set, relationships develop, trust grows, and collaboration is enabled to get things done.

What’s Your Trust Bank Balance?

An alarming statistic is that 61 per cent of Canadian employees don’t trust their senior leaders. While an alarming enough statistic, its impact is even greater when one considers that such trust is integral in order to achieve effective communication, innovation, engagement, efficient operations and ultimately, optimum organizational results.

Harassment Too Costly to Ignore

Does your business have a spare $400,000 lying around? Do you know how your supervisors are treating their subordinates? It may be a good idea to find out and deal with any problems – right away.

Temporary Foreign Workers: The Debate Heats Up

Recent months have seen a high-profile debate over the role of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in the Canadian economy. While the main focus has been on the practices of a handful of companies alleged to have violated the rules of the federal government’s TFW program, the underlying public policy question revolves around whether and to what extent Canada should be relying on temporary foreign workers in the first place.

To Be Believed is To Be Heard: Communications Fundamentals and Customer Experience

If you’re a manager or supervisor you probably spend time trying to figure out how to best communicate with your employees – how to get your message across. If you’re like most, you fret over what words to use, how to deliver your message and what will maximize its effectiveness. But step back for a second. Have you ever thought about how many employees actually listen to your message?