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...

After a deep, dark, wet and snowy kinda winter, you can count on the folks of the PNW to engage in conversation with you about…the weather. This year, those dreaded weather conversations began in October and it felt like they lingered until mid-May, when all...

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...

Kit + Ace recently closed the curtain on their large head quarters and all international stores, putting 100’s of people on the market; a week later Ingledew Shoes declared bankruptcy, putting an end to 60 years of family-run business. Earlier this year, American Apparel shut...

The feedback they never asked for, but that their kids were happy to share Of all the titles that show up on a LinkedIn profile or resume, for some reason “mama” never shows up. In the other roles listed on a resume, feedback is often given...

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.

They say comparison is the thief of joy, and, as it turns out, comparison also makes it easy for other companies to lure your top talent from you. According to the Harvard Business Review, “what really affects people is their sense of how they’re doing compared...

Becoming a more effective and efficient leader doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Here are four of our favourite ways to develop your on the job management skills outside the office: Take Up Meditation It’s no secret that many of today’s top business leaders...

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend CIMC, Western Canada’s largest marketing and PR conference. The program was packed with a great speaker line-up, all talking about how technology and future developments can be leveraged by organizations to better communicate with their...