Author Archives: Anne Howard Human Resource Consulting

About Anne Howard Human Resource Consulting

Anne holds a BA (Sociology) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)and a certificate in Human Resource Management.  She also holds Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designations and . . . . . .  Anne continues to engage in ongoing training to remain at the top of her field. She is practical, realistic, highly analytic, and creative.    Anne is also a Sessional Instructor in the Bachelor of Business Administration Continuing Education department at Mount Royal University. Anne is unique in her ability to see the broad scope vision of the business owner, determine what is required to reach that goal and, then design the appropriate Human Resource Management processes.

Minimum Wage Rates 2016

In 1914 Henry Ford, a known anti-socialist, anti-union industrialist did the unthinkable.  Henry doubled the wages paid to his auto manufacturing company employees. Henry Ford did that for two reasons: turnover was a problem in the industry and he needed … Continue reading

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The Talent Era

There are more than 50 million articles that include Talent in their search terms according to Google.  The articles include definitions and information about attracting, retaining and rewarding and, of course, the importance of engagement in maximizing the contribution Talent … Continue reading

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Remote Work and Productivity

In December a Financial Post Workplace Law column on Absenteeism indicated that Working From Home, Smoke Breaks and Stress Leave were, in the opinion of the writer, the three leading causes of lost productivity in 2015. Having Working From Home … Continue reading

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Leading in A Changing World

The future’s in the air I can feel it everywhere Blowing with the wind of change – Wind of Change, The Scorpions (1990) Over the last three weeks I’ve been involved in a variety of events and conversations about leading … Continue reading

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Not really thinking about voluntary turnover these days?

Increasing unemployment rates drives voluntary turnover down, so it is easy to think voluntary turnover is not really a top of the list concern these days (the silver lining in the current environment?!). This morning I saw some information that … Continue reading

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“No good work goes unpunished” ….

…. said a friend of mine in a moment of pure frustration a while back.  The thought returns to me now and then – this time in regard to Canada Post’s suspension of the super box program.  Their great change … Continue reading

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Canada Post – Change Master!

Up until last week we have had home mail delivery.   Now we are picking up our mail from a super-box about a block away. Canada Post has done a magnificent job of preparing us and our neighbours for this change. … Continue reading

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