View from the Bridge: How do I establish an adequate reward system for my employees?

June 26th, 2014

View from the Bridge
There’s been a lot of media around the new anti-spam legislation coming into effect on July 1. CASL will govern the use of some email marketing and social media campaigns. “View from the Bridge” was created in order to share information on current HR and training trends and best practices to select clients, colleagues and businesses. Read more

Vertical Bridge HR Consultant Wins Prestigious ICF Prism 2014 Award

June 16th, 2014

ICF Prism Award Winner
Vertical Bridge is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Gerves-Keen, one of our dedicated HR consultants, was the recipient of the coveted ICF (International Coach Federation) Prism 2014 Award for the work she has been doing together with Deloitte Consulting. Here is an excerpt from the press release sent out by the ICF:
“As a professional services Firm, our internal coaches lacked the knowledge and confidence to engage in holistic coaching conversations,” says Patty Tyers, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting. “Since working with Jen, the quality and depth of our coaching culture has improved significantly. Further we have expanded our commitment to coaching by continuing to develop an even stronger coaching capability in our leadership. “It takes a village!”
“From my perspective, The ICF 2014 Prism Award is a validation of what can be achieved when a coach and an organization work together to open up a dynamic organizational community that supports the individual while creating opportunities for the entire group to move forward.” said Jennifer Gerves-Keen.Congrats, Jennifer Gerves-Keen!

View from the Bridge: Science says you can teach an old dog new tricks

April 30th, 2014

View from the Bridge

Over the last couple of months I’ve written about Room to Read and the Power of Ten Event. I am pleased to report that as a result of this amazing event held at Hycroft on April 17th, we raised enough funds to directly support over 68 years of girls education in the developing world! That’s an astounding 24,820 days of education.

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Organization Learning Thrives Informally

April 29th, 2014

Source: PeopleTalk April 2014 edition (BCHRMA)

Author:  Jennifer Gerves-Keen

IN A RECENT ARTICLE ABOUT CAREERS published in The Globe & Mail, Marina Glogovac discussed the relatively new importance of continuous learning as it pertains to ongoing success in today’s marketplace. According to Glogovac, learning to learn is the most competitively relevant skill for today’s world.

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People Assistant Offers a Fully-integrated, Comprehensive HRIS

March 05th, 2014

Fully-integrated Human Resources Information System (HRIS)

Credit: Laurie Harley (HR & Talent Management)

People Assistant is a comprehensive Human Resources Information System (HRIS) that offers integrated talent management and strategic execution for a seamless process from hiring to termination. The system is an authentically green Software as a Service (SaaS) model that is fully hosted on People Assistant servers, which means it requires no IT staff or extra expenses.

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View from the Bridge: Making a difference

February 28th, 2014

View from the Bridge
Recently there’s been a lot written about organizations that run their business using their core values and beliefs as a compass or road map to their success. I’ve thought a lot about this over the past few weeks and how it relates to Vertical Bridge and our clients. So much so that during our last consultant’s meeting we discussed the key values that drive our business here at Vertical Bridge. They are: Read more