November 06th, 2013
Sandra Reder: President and founder, Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting
Studies show that companies that recognize and reward their employees have a higher level of engagement and retention. But how you recognize and reward your staff is not a “one size fits all” undertaking.
October 24th, 2013
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|Are you ready for Bill 14? On July 1, 2012 amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act came into effect. These amendments expand workers’ compensation to include diagnosed mental disorders caused by bullying or harassment. By legislating employers to have these policies, procedures and training in place, Work Safe BC has ensured that negligence will be considered non-compliance with the WCA, resulting in possible fines. On November 1, 2013 all employers in BC must have a workplace harassment and bullying policy in place that includes procedures for reporting and investigating complaints. In addition, employers must provide training to all their employees and managers so that they can recognize and respond appropriately to this prohibited behaviour.For any employer who does not already have it in place, now is the time to get that policy written or updated. Once it’s ready, make sure everyone in the organization is trained on what it means and what their options are if they witness or experience bullying or harassment at work. These two simple steps will ensure compliance, hopefully in advance of the November 1st deadline. If you have any questions about Bill 14 please give us a call.
Sandra Reder President & Founder Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting
October 24th, 2013
Is your business ready for Bill 14?
Are you ready for Bill 14?
On July 1, 2012 amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act came into effect. These amendments expand workers’ compensation to include diagnosed mental disorders caused by bullying or harassment. By legislating employers to have these policies, procedures and training in place, Work Safe BC has ensured that negligence will be considered non-compliance with the WCA, resulting in possible fines.
October 03rd, 2013
By Jennifer Gerves-Keen, MA, ACC
Certified Coach & Learning/OD Consultant (view all HR consultants)
In this October’s Harvard Business Review, Peter Cappelli has written an article entitled “HR for Neophytes” which really resonated with me and highlighted some of the challenges my clients are currently experiencing. The article is based on the premise that more and more of the traditional HR function – recruiting, performance management and retention – is falling on the shoulders of managers as opposed to being conducted solely by the HR department. Not only has the responsibility shifted, but due to the fact that they are often more connected to what’s happening in their area, and what they actually need to be successful, research shows that these “line managers” are 29% more successful at these HR-based tasks that their own Human Resources department.
September 12th, 2013
This is a great article written by Lorie Corcuera, one of the amazing consultants working with Vertical Bridge. It’s a sentiment that I also feel very strongly about. Thanks Lorie for sharing this great article with us!
August 29th, 2013
This is a great article written by Emma Gray of the Huffington Post. Enjoy!
August 15th, 2013
Recently I was mentioned in a great blog article written by one of my colleagues Stevie Vu. I believe very strongly that networking (I think we need to come up with a new name for this!) must be authentic and come from a place where one has a real desire to get to know others, a true interest in what they do and who they are. When this is your primary reason for “networking” then it stops being “work” and becomes something you enjoy doing. Stevie has written a great blog article on this, please enjoy.
July 19th, 2013
This is a great Forbes article that Jennifer Gerves-Keen sent in. Definitely something to think about!