10 Reasons Why Employee Engagement is THE Issue for 2020

Now more than ever, getting the most from your people is critical. In a constantly shifting environment your organization is faced with how to keep up with the rate of change, retain good people, be more productive and to be innovative all at the same time.  Your organization must constantly spring forth fresh new ideas…

7 Ways to Communicate Better at Work

An oft heard concern I get from the work floor concerns the quality and quantity of communication from above. Many claim that company leaders only pay lip service to open communication. Others contend that what little communication comes around only does so in the form of bulletins or memos. Still others cite only receiving vague…

5 Reasons to Take Your Vacation This Summer

Are you under the assumption that you’re indispensable at work?  That, in your absence, everything will fall apart at the office?  Well, it won’t. While you may make lots of amazing contributions to the company, not taking regular vacations is unhealthy for you, office morale and the company’s growth.  In fact, by taking time away,…

Tackling Workplace Depression

Depression is widespread across North American workplaces and occurs at an alarming rate. It can affect men and women at any age, economic or social status. In both Canada and the US, depression tops the list of health-related productivity costs at work. While many employers understand the huge financial and human costs of depression, the big…

7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Level of Engagement

Have you ever wondered who is responsible for employee engagement?  The reality is, everyone is responsible for employee engagement, including you.  Leaders do their part by ensuring they themselves are engaged and for creating a culture that promotes engagement.  HR is responsible for partnering with leaders to help them understand and support their employees’ development…

New Boss: 5 Ways to De-motivate a Successful Team of High Performers

It can be overly tempting for some recently hired leaders to want to put their stamp on the department or division that they’ve just been hired to run.  This is particularly understandable when the business or unit has been underperforming. But with an all too common regularity I’ve observed new leaders enter successful situations and…

Dis – Loyalty and Your Talent Pool

You’ve worked hard for your employer. You’ve been passionate about your job and have made many contributions. You’ve been recognized as a star player and are well thought of by everyone, team mates, bosses and customers alike. Yet, you’ve just been kicked to the curb by the new incoming boss. If you think this scenario…

How Web Surfing Can Increase Productivity. Really.

From the file of WTH comes an interesting tidbit of research regarding surfing the web while on the job. Like many productivity minded bosses, you might think that such practices should be banned, similar to those ‘spandex’ days at work. In fact, while seeing your staff surfing the web might not make you happy, it…