Tough conversations can often get me riled up or feeling nervous even before I have the conversation. My heart rate increases, my jaw tends to tighten, and my legs become fidgety … like I want to get out of the conversation before I’m even having...

Summer is a perfect time to disconnect and dive into a good read. Whether it’s on a beach, or on your couch, here are some of our favourite books to curl up with. Spoiler alert: these reads are from our recommended reading list within the...

Our executive isn’t very “people focused.” We don’t have big budgets for fancy offsites. We have no real “HR” team. If you’re in an organization where these are commonly heard - we get it. It may feel like there’s no room for improvement when it comes to developing...

86,400 seconds. 1440 minutes. 24 hours. 1 day. We’re all given the same amount of time to live our lives the way we choose. And that’s just it—we get to choose how we spend our time. But we experience it as giving it up to do what we...

Working in HR, your inboxes and dropbox folders are filled with policies, employment law documents, and other legal files you need to be on top of to, you know, stay legally compliant. And it can be easy to lose sight of everything you need to...

You may call them reasons. We call them excuses. After coaching and developing a number of great individuals, we’ve highlighted the most common excuses we hear when people don’t want to step into their leadership and experience the true impact they can create. 1. I’m not...

Imagine a team working on projects or initiatives that don’t ladder up to or support the goals of your company. These teams are often nicknamed dead weight, redundant, or “the first to go.” They are the antithesis of a high-performing team. Now imagine a person that doesn’t...

An open letter to the Gen Z-ers that are starting work this summer .   .   .   .   . Dear Summer Interns of 2017, Congratulations on completing your first year of post-secondary schooling and jumping into the world of work. While many people will romantically...

I chuckled to myself a little as I sat in a breakout room at the CPHR annual conference. The speaker had just asked the room: “Who here has never heard of Slack?” and most of the people in the room put up their hands. The majority of...

We had such a blast with the last Disrupt HR YVR, that we decided to do it again. This time will be even bigger -- and dare we say it -- better! Disrupt HR is an information exchange designed to energize, empower and inform people in the HR community and beyond. This isn’t your typical HR event -- speakers deliver 5 minute presentations to get their point across. Which means they need to teach us something, but make it quick! Disrupt HR takes place in 78 cities, and Vancouver is one of the largest chapters.