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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...

It’s been 20 years since Google.com first made an appearance. 20 years! In our lifetime alone we have experienced so many things moving from offline to online. We’ve witnessed this done successfully with ease, while some transitions come with more hesitation and resistance. When Steph first started...

In a world of choice, there are so many options that choosing which one is the best one can feel overwhelming. The researchers agree — decision-paralysis is a real deal breaker. This is especially true when we are starting something new. We evaluate, analyze, over-think, and second-guess which...

Integrity. Goals. Health. Courage. Community. Family. Kindness. Doing my best. These are the things I care about. When I prepare to teach a yoga class, I prepare to bring my best. When I have a free Sunday, I want to spend it with friends and family. When I am making...

Consider that for a second. Hating your job is selfish. If I hated my job, I would be occupying a role that another person may find incredibly satisfying. By me being in that role, I am potentially taking away someone else’s opportunity for a fulfilling career. The work that...

This past week, the Corker Co hosted Disrupt HR YVR. It’s the fourth time this event has been held in Vancouver, and the first time we have hosted. What. A. Blast. If you aren’t familiar with the Disrupt HR brand, these events are put on in 72 cities worldwide - and Vancouver is the largest chapter!! Disrupt is the rebellious future of HR - it’s an information exchange designed to energize, empower, and inform people in the HR field.

There are so many ways to be a good leader, coach a football team, teach a class, or manage staff at work. But if you’ve got one person bringing bad vibes, the whole team can suffer as a result — and that’s not good news. Luckily, with a...

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