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How Toxic Employees Can Keep You Out of Trouble

Blog posted on February 25, 2019

Avoiding a toxic hire, or letting one go quickly, delivers $12,500 in cost savings. A Harvard Business School study of more than 60,000 employees found that “a superstar performer–one that models desired values and delivers consistent performance” brings in more than $5,300 in cost savings to a company. Amazon is known for its demanding work environment and because of this, all employees […]

Business Owners Don’t Confront Workplace Harassment at Their Peril

Blog posted on June 4, 2018

The threat of a workplace or sexual harassment claim, makes most business owners shudder. And the thought of having to handle one is a sure-fired way to feel a spike in your heart rate. It’s so much easier to not think about the possible existence of these issues in your workplace, to be deluded by a dangerous complacency. Consider this. […]

Is A Nonconformist Employee Working For You?

Blog posted on September 28, 2018

Is a Nonconformist Employee working for you?  Difficult employees in the office can cause significant workplace conflict.  There is a wide variety of difficult employees. In this article we will discuss three of the most common: the drama queen, the victim and the nonconformist employee. There are characteristic behaviours to what is also called the “toxic employee”. Toxic employees are […]

You Don’t Need To Be a Large Multinational Business to Retain Top Talent

Blog posted on September 5, 2018

Every entrepreneur knows that the team he or she builds is the backbone of their business. Without great employees you cannot have a great business.  When you are a small business without the cash to find and retain top talent, how do you find and keep the stars that you need? Let me show you how you can attract and […]

Overview of Employee Assessments

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In many organizations, personnel costs are among the largest budget line items. Given the top challenges facing CEO’s, organizations need their leaders, managers, and people aligned and working together at the highest levels of performance. This overview of employee assessments shows how this tool is important in addressing this challenge. Employee assessments can give organizations and managers consistent, in-depth, and […]

HR Planning and Diagnostics

Blog posted on September 2, 2018

HR Planning and Diagnostics in a few words: Get Your HR Ducks In A Row Many of my clients have been asking for people diagnostics as part of HR planning and diagnostics.  I’ve been busy recently examining in detail the problems faced by the organizations, to identify factors that are causing the problems.  Next, I will gather the information to decide […]

Lessons on Company Culture for Small Business

Blog posted on August 27, 2018

Company culture has been an overused concept in recent years, but it remains a key tool in providing productive meaningful work for your employees. And among company culture models, a culture of innovation is proven for fuelling growth. So how do you create a good company culture when you are a small business? Many business owners pay lip service to […]

Can’t Get Your Skills Recognized In Canada?

Blog posted on August 16, 2018

Bill was an expat from London (England).who graduated from the top Finance school in London. When he emigrated to Canada in 2012, he had a hard time having his skills recognized. He had always had lots of job offers and was coveted by employers back home but now that he was in Canada, people didn’t want to have anything to […]

You Are Promoted to CEO

Blog posted on August 3, 2018

Do you have a positive attitude at work? Are you aware of your personal goals? How about the company’s goals? Are you a high performer? Do you go the extra mile? If you’ve answered “no” to most of these questions, chances are you are TOTALLY disengaged. If that’s the case will you ever hear the words: You are promoted to […]

Why Don’t Employee Surveys Work?

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Why don’t employee surveys work? Employee surveys have many benefits. If done right, they can measure engagement across your business in a reliable and cost-effective way. They’re also very effective at improving communication amongst your employees and leaders. Creating your survey in-house Like any other tool, survey’s need to be done correctly if you want to see real results. Let […]

The Little Things That Matter Most – Build Your Business 1 Step at at Time

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I’m reading a fantastic book: “The Slight Edge” from Jeff Olson. This book is about turning simple disciplines into massive success and happiness.  A must-read for sure! It’s the little things that matter most –  build your business 1 step at at time. As you’re building your business and developing your services or products, you’ll soon realize you can’t do […]

Making Mistakes is Good for Business

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Do you remember when you were in elementary school? Everything you learned at that time was new and exciting. How did you really learn? First, you learned from the teacher. Second, you learned from your mistakes. You had no choice!. You had to admit you were wrong before you could learn from it! Similarly making mistakes a an adult is […]