• February – an ideal time to revisit your New Year’s Resolutions and focus on finding out what you love and how you can do more of it. If you feel like you are languishing or need a boost then maybe identifying what you love to do may help to reenergize you, your life and your work. Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend more of our working lives doing more of what we love and still contribute? Well, the good news is that you can.

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  • Have you implemented or re-implemented safety plans for your practice in 2022 for COVID-19? Effective January 7, 2022, BC announced that businesses are once again required to implement (or re-implement) COVID Safety Plans. Businesses will need to ensure that they have a valid written policy addressing COVID and that they are properly observing COVID-19 protocols […]

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  • Written by Geoffrey Howard, Founder and PrincipalHoward Employment Law The BC government passed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) which allowed the government to impose mandatory paid sick leave days for all employers earlier this year. After conducting a survey of employees and employers, the BC government has announced that, starting January 1st, 2022, all employees […]

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  • A workplace may “tick all the boxes” but does it feel right when you walk inside? Much like house hunting, a lot is riding on ‘the right feel’. Creating a welcoming, comprehensive onboarding process can truly help a business’ chances of getting it right. You want the employee to feel welcome and valued, to know you care about their success and […]

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  • Written by Debbie Aarons, Senior HR & Leadership Development Consultant, Vertical Bridge HR It’s fall, the start of the new school year and back to work is looking a little different than usual. Over the past 18 months we have seen leaders adapt their styles to manage their teams. Now as we enter another phase, leaders […]

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  • These Best Workplaces listened and acted to support their employees in these five basic but infinitely helpful ways. Written by Graham Winfrey, Inc.com Benefits trump perks in a pandemic. Novel, creative perks can make a company a fun place to work, but this past year, many of the nation’s top employers swapped the fully stocked fridges and […]

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  • The past year has been an agent of the Michelangelo effect, forcing people to confront who they really are. Now that the end of the pandemic is in sight, it’s the perfect opportunity for a life tune-up. Written by Jessica Stillman, Inc.com The pandemic has changed how we work, where we live, and how we socialize. But […]

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  • When most managers think of performance management they think of annual reviews and how time consuming they are. There is often a tendency to put them off or not do them at all. Many practices have not provided training to their managers on how to deliver a meaningful performance review and this results in managers feeling ill-equipped […]

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  • Check in regularly with your friends and family. Don’t rely only on social media to stay connected with people. Reach out to friends, family, and neighbors by phone or video conferencing. Laugh with them, tell jokes, recount good times together. And don’t be afraid to ask them how they’re really doing. Share struggles or challenges that you may […]

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  • How you start your morning can change how productive you are the rest of the day. Written by JASON ATEN, INC.com Figuring out how to stay focused and productive can be a challenge. Right now, there are more things vying for your attention at all times, meaning it can be harder than ever to stay on top […]

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