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“The Times They Are A-Changin”

When thinking about this blog I googled this iconic 1960’s song because it seemed to be relevant for today.  It turns out Bob Dylan thought so too.  He has written a 2018 version. Lately I’ve been working with my friend … Continue reading

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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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