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.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Organizational Satisfaction surveys are intended to provide information about whether the company is successfully creating a work environment in which employee expectations are adequately fulfilled.   The underlying assumption is that satisfied employees will be more productive overall and less likely … Continue reading

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Why a Workforce Strategic Plan?

Earlier this month Statistics Canada told us something we had already figured out – the unemployment rate was up – not a lot – to 7% from 6.8% last month. In Alberta the unemployment rate has risen to 6% up … Continue reading

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Strategic Employee Development

Every now and then my husband shares an HR related story, joke or news tidbit he sees with me. The other day he shared this with me:  A CEO, talking with her leadership team,  said, “we need to increase our … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Technology

Today, for the second time in two days, I am wondering about what is most likely a completely basic matter with respect to technology use.  A  challenge for small practitioners who use external tech support services  for network and hardware … Continue reading

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Compassionate Care Leave

COMPASSIONATE CARE LEAVE Earlier this year (February 1/14) with the implementation Bill 203 the Province of Alberta’s, Employment Standards Code now contains provisions for Compassionate Care Leave for Employees. What is Compassionate Care Leave? Compassionate Care leave is a leave … Continue reading

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What Does The Future Look Like?

From 2010 through 2012 I worked on a couple of major workforce projects.  These projects were developing strategies to resolve issues related to building the pool of talent and improving productivity of all workers.   As a result of this work … Continue reading

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Social Media & Invasion of Privacy

If you are, or are thinking about checking Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other social media sites to learn about job applicants or employees you need to read the Guidelines for the Use of Social Media for Background Checks released … Continue reading

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