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Cannabis and the Workplace

 If you have employees who travel outside of Canada, you will want to limit their (recreational) use of cannabis or restrict their travel. Cannabis is still illegal in the States, for example, and Border Security/Immigration Services are able to ask a broad range of questions, including questions about cannabis use. They can even look at […]

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Coaching – Who it won’t work for

I can’t claim this as my own writing, but I’m posting it here because I think it is good food for thought. You hear so much about “coaching” and the different flavours that it is hard to know what will work. Although I’m not officially trained as a coach, I am good at providing insightful […]

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Employee Wellness Initiative or Data Tracking

Buying Fitbits or other technology gizmos for your employee wellness program? Integrating them into your HR programs?  Are you also interested in the data that will be generated by those gizmos to inform what kinds of wellness programs should be initiated for your employees? (For example, you see that 60% of your employees are inactive so start […]

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Kick Off the HR New Year

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Me neither. I’m not much of a believer in making a big change when a calendar flips. Mind you, if you are someone who can do this, KUDOS! A new year is, however, a good time to reflect on your business’ challenges and successes over the past year […]

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How much should I pay my employees and how do I determine the “going rate”?

A common concern for employers is knowing what fair market price is for talent. If you want a quick and simple assessment you can check posted job ads and compare your job offering to your competition based on gross earnings. If you are looking at an entry level position that typically has high turnover you […]

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Consulting Fees Explained

Recently, I heard someone talking about a pitch she got from a consultant on a topic she thought was great and necessary for her workplace. However, rather than engaging the consultant she commented, “I could do that–and cheaper!” And perhaps she could, but it made me think about how consulting is structured and how consultants are […]

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