The #1 reason why employees quit their manager

August 22nd, 2017

A WORD FROM THE TOP

As we approach the last quarter of 2017 for many it’s a time to reflect on where they want their careers/businesses to be.

Historically it can be a time when people think about change (think start of a new school year). This is when leaders need to pay extra attention to their employees as they may make the decision to move if they are not happy in their current situation. The article below provides some great insights on why you need to lead with your employees as your #1 priority.

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What did Google learn from studying their most successful teams?

July 28th, 2017

A WORD FROM THE TOP
With all the talk about leading and managing Millennials these days it’s tough for employers to keep up with the latest findings and approaches to working with what is now the largest demographic in the workplace. Not to mention, many Millennials are now moving into leadership roles themselves.

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The Perfect Employee

June 20th, 2017

A WORD FROM THE TOP
This month we’ve been working with clients on a number of different projects ranging from onboarding new employees, assisting with building a great corporate culture, and developing a workplace cultural sensitivity workshop. In all cases, the common denominator is people.

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Are you onboarding by accident?

May 31st, 2017

A WORD FROM THE TOP
A great example of good “onboarding by accident” just came to my attention while working with one of our clients, a fast growth tech company. They had a new employee start and on his first day he was asked to come in at noon. When he arrived, they were having a company “pizza lunch”. He was welcomed in and had the opportunity to meet everyone in a very informal and relaxed fashion. He loved it (although they forgot to tell him that there would be lunch provided). He had no idea that this wasn’t the normal way new employees were onboarded. Read more

5 reasons to ditch performance reviews

April 30th, 2017

A WORD FROM THE TOP

Earlier this week I attended a great event hosted by Antonio Zivanovic of The Reframe Group at the ACL offices in Vancouver. The panel, consisting of senior HR leaders from SAP, ACL and Kaboom, talked about current HR trends and best practices. One area that got a lot of attention was the annual performance review. The big question was… is it still a valid best practice? The answer was a resounding “no”!!! Read more

The top 3 human capital challenges

March 29th, 2017

A WORD FROM THE TOP
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us recently in the Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards. It was such an honor for Vertical Bridge to be nominated by you the readers! We don’t know the results yet, but when we do we’ll let you know if we “brought home the trophy.” 😊

The article below was featured in the March edition of Canadian HR Reporter and it provides insight on 3 of the key human capital challenges that employers will face over the next 5 years. Leadership development tops the list. I was honored to be asked to have some input into this article.
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