Category: Human Resources

Every company will go through periods of growth and change. Organizations must be able to pivot, change course, and adjust their strategy and workforce accordingly to keep up with the times. A company’s success can depend on its ability to establish a flexible workforce that can grow and evolve with it. But how do you […]

One of the most common challenges facing employers these days is a shortage of skilled workers. But with summer on its way, a lot of post-secondary students are looking for meaningful employment opportunities to further their education through work-integrated learning programs. Are you looking for a skill set that you do not currently have in-house? […]

The last 12 months have brought a lot of changes to the workforce, including an increase in remote hiring and recruiting, people working from home, job transitions, and adjusting time-off policies, to name a few. Whether you’re looking to grow your team now or find new ways to re-engage your existing staff, learning or brushing […]

Hiring is usually a big challenge for businesses. How to hire, how to interview and how to trust are some of the challenges that small business owners face. Based on my experience as a small business owner, here are my tips if you plan to hire a new team member: Post an employment opportunity on […]

Blog post - The Future of Work

As many as 85% of future jobs don’t exist today. Wait, what? Yes, 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet, according to a report commissioned by Dell. As someone with young boys, how on earth am I supposed to prepare them for future work then? How do I prepare them […]

Icebreakers are often awkward and dreaded activities but if done right, can be incredibly valuable. To encourage thinking outside the box, icebreakers are a great tool to help kickstart the brainstorming process, generating more meaningful and creative discussions. When choosing an icebreaker, keep the following tips in mind: 1. CONSIDER THE SIZE OF THE AUDIENCE […]

Trouble finding and retaining great talent? You’re not alone. Businesses across Canada struggle to retain top people. Some say it’s too expensive to train, it’s easier to hire… but the reality is, it’s tough to find the right fit and then keep good people happy. Here are 10 talent tips for small businesses. Talent tips […]

As a small business owner, you may be working with a multi-generational workforce. At any time you may have up to four different generations working together. You’ve heard of the “Traditionalists” (born between 1922-1945) and of course, the “Boomers”(1946-1964); Generation X (those born between 1965–1979); and Generation Y (those born between 1980-1999).But each of these […]

In this day and age, a high percentage of people, especially women, are afraid to be assertive because society may view them as being pushy or overbearing. However, assertiveness is the complete opposite – being able to stand up for your self is a very powerful tool. In my last blog, Can You Express Your […]

In British Columbia, many people in skilled trades, technical and management positions will be retiring between 2015 and 2020. Fact: it is going to become even tougher to find skilled workers in the future. Companies adept at recruitment and retention will have a competitive advantage. Some Recruitment Basics Below are some suggestions to help attract […]