Professional Development

Five Perks that Won’t Break the Bank

Five Perks that Won’t Break the Bank Land a job at Google and you may never leave. From on-site physicians and nurses, to extended parental leave, to reimbursements for degree-level education, to free legal advice, to free food, to free… well, you get the picture. With tech companies, creative perks are an industry standard that [...]

How To Master Your Memory [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Master Your Memory It seems that memory is not the essential tool it once was now that the digital age has put the world’s answers at our fingertips. You will likely agree that it is passé these days to learn vast swathes of information. That being said, it is still advantageous as an employee [...]

Why you Should Promote Teamwork Between Full-Time and Part-Time Employees

A major part of the success of any organization relies on employees working together as a team. But how do you build a successful team environment? A recent study by Wakefield Research reveals that team building activities can be counterproductive in the workplace if not executed properly. Why Teamwork is Essential Teamwork is what holds [...]

How to Avoid Employee Burnout

Employee burnout can have a deep and costly impact on a business, including reduced productivity, high turnover and, in some cases, increased safety hazards. Burnout isn’t just caused by heavy workloads; often it is a symptom of deeper organizational and managerial issues. Here are just some of the precautions you should take to avoid employee [...]

How to Grow Your Leadership Skills

Successful leadership depends on loyal followers. The path to business success is paved by leaders who inspire and motivate people. By developing an engaging narrative that maps out your vision you can get others to pay attention. This strategy may sound like acting, but it's much more about being authentic and passionate about your business. [...]

How to Grow as a Leader: Takeaways from the Vancouver Leadership Panel

  Yesterday, we hosted our Leaders Breakfast Panel: Leadership for the Future in Vancouver. It was an action-packed morning with a full crowd in attendance at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Our speakers – Maninder Dhaliwal, Alex Read, Lisa Martin and Stephen Race – all participated in a lively discussion about leadership with some very valuable [...]

Weeding Out Toxic Employees

Despite best efforts in hiring and management, every company has a toxic employee infect its ranks at some point. A toxic employee is different to a poor performing employee (although one can be both). A toxic employee is someone whose negative behaviours affect not only themselves, but their fellow team members as well.   Some examples [...]

5 Step For Dealing With Absenteeism

With Summer coming up shortly, it’s perhaps time to address an HR problem that often arises during warmer weather: Absenteeism. Data from Statistics Canada shows that on average, in 2011, full-time employees lost 3.7% of their work time each week due to absenteeism. Dianne Dyck, an occupational health and safety specialist, explained in this article [...]

Are You The Office Grinch?

Rudolph or Santa? Elf or The Grinch? There’s a slew of quirky Christmas characters we’ve come to know and love, but have you met their workplace counterparts? We take a fun look at some of the office stereotypes with a jolly twist! Rudolph   A pioneer who lights the way forward, ignoring the ridicule of [...]