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HR – Get out of the way!

May 27, 2017  |   It’s the annual employee engagement survey!  The data is in – now it’s time to act, right!?

Not usually the case. HR finally gets the data from a third party, organizes it in a way that will speak to each department, address leaders and managers about what the issues are specific to their teams, and then mandate programs to ensure the organization reacts to the engagement drivers that really need attention…

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6 habits of highly effective employers

Apr 24, 2017  |  Another year, another list of global studies identifying employees aren’t engaged. It’s a morbid state of the workforce and we need to act.  Through years of working with forward-thinking companies, I wanted to share what I’ve seen them all have as habits of highly effective employers to drive engaged employees.

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What I learned at the Inaugural DisruptHR in Kitchener/Waterloo

March 13, 2017  |   I attended my fourth DisruptHR event today, and this time it was at the inaugural Kitchener/Waterloo event! If you’re not familiar with DisruptHR – definitely check it out. With the plethora of events and conferences out there, we all struggle to choose where we to spend our valuable time, but this is a disruptive event (ugh, couldn’t help the punniness) that’s fun, entertaining, educational and just a great experience as an attendee.

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Want to be innovative in HR? Start with people, not technology.

Jan 25, 2017  |  It seems every article I read about HR innovation revolves around technology. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve dedicated 15 years of my career to HR technology and think the last decade of technological advancement has changed HR for the better, but I think we’re missing something important: the real innovation happens when we change how we approach employees.

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Are we there yet? Is 2017 FINALLY the year to say buh-bye to the annual engagement survey?

Jan 4, 2017  |  Companies are still doing annual engagement surveys… I know!??!

I get it. It’s tough to change things we’ve been doing for a long time, but our workforce solutions need to change. Clearly, what we’re currently doing isn’t working and is why we keep hearing every year that almost 70% of employees are disengaged.  Proof-positive that current approaches aren’t working.

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What I learned at DisruptHR Toronto

Dec 14, 2016  |  I attended my third DisruptHR event tonight, first one in Toronto. If you’re not familiar with DisruptHR – definitely check it out. With the plethora of events and conferences out there, we all struggle to choose where we to spend our valuable time, but this is a disruptive conference (ugh, sorry, I had to) that’s fun, entertaining, educational and just a great experience as an attendee.

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