Leading with Empathy – 4 Ways to Begin Today

We are living in a world where labour is in short supply, we are becoming more divided than united, our mental health is taking a toll, and we are wondering what normal even means. As a leader, looking to the future, you may be wondering how best to respond to these challenges. What leadership skills do you need to focus on?

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B.C. NDP Government Reverses Course and Will Bring in “Card Check” Unionization

Written by Geoffrey Howard and Sebastian Chern Howard Employment Law In a dramatic reversal of policy and without consultation, the BC NDP has announced on April 6, 2022 that it will pass legislation that will allow unions to be “certified” and thus become the sole authorized representatives of an entire group of employees based only on showing 55% Read More

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5 Tips to Do What You Love and Love What You Do

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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British Columbia Government Mandates 5 Paid Sick Days

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 Read More

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Your Virtual Company Holiday Party Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag

Now-remote companies have learned how to make large events meaningful this pandemic year. Here’s what’s worked best–and how you can replicate it. Written by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Senior Writer, Inc.com Normally at this time of the year, companies are hiring caterers, setting up onsite casinos or party games, and inviting employees to cut at least a Read More

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The Ancient Greeks Had a Word for the Specific Kind of Bad You’re Feeling Right Now

Listless and unable to motivate yourself to get your work and other things done? That’s ‘acedia.’ by Jessica Stillman, Contributor, Inc.com A scholar of the fifth century is probably the last person you’d think to look to for a description of our modern woes in the time of coronavirus. But writing on The Conversation recently, Australian Catholic University’s Read More

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