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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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(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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