Dental Team Management 101 (Women in Dentistry)

April 23rd, 2015

BC Dental Association

When: May 2nd, 2015
Where: Victoria, BC
What: Vertical Bridge’s founder Sandra Reder will be delivering a workshop on May 2nd entitled “Dental Team Management 101: Appropriate strategies to avoid and address staff conflicts and employment issues” at the Women in Dentistry event put on by the BC Dental Association and Health Bridge HR, an HR helpline for healthcare professionals. This is a closed event for BCDA members only.

View from the Bridge: 3 (easy) ways to give at work

January 08th, 2015

View from the Bridge

At this festive time of the year many of us are getting ready to brave the malls in order to look for those perfect gifts for co-workers, friends and family. If you’re like me it can be overwhelming! If you or your company are looking for a different way to “give” this year here are a couple of great non-profits that are worth taking a look at. Read more

View from the Bridge: The most important hiring question (you never asked)

September 25th, 2014

View from the Bridge
Summer is over, the kids are finally back in school and it seems like everyone is hiring! I’m not sure if it’s a sign of the times but it has caused a shift towards more of a “candidate driven hiring market”. Good people are definitely hard to find and they know it so it’s imperative when you are recruiting that you move quickly. Being clear on what type of candidates you’re looking for, what the position entails and what makes you a great employer is critical. You are not the only “game in town” it’s possible that a good candidate will be looking at multiple opportunities. More than ever people are factoring in things way beyond the pay cheque. What do you offer that others don’t? In addition to compensation they look at things like corporate culture, the potential to grow their careers and what you stand for as an organization. Now is a great time to get clarity on who you are as an employer in order to ensure you attract the best talent.  Read more

The Most Important Hiring Question You Never Asked

September 23rd, 2014

Author:  Dawn Longshaw, Managing Director, Professional Recruitment

You are a hiring manager who has identified a gap in your team, you are an in-house recruiter who has just received a requisition from a hiring manager, you are an agency recruiter who has just received a search assignment from a client, or you are an applicant in front of any of the above three.  You have a job description, you have the hiring parameters, you have the posting – you are ready to roll – right?  Not necessarily.  If you seriously want to maximize the potential that the hire will be a success, and who doesn’t; there is one question that must be asked before you can consider that you have all the information you need to make a good hiring/employment decision. Read more

View from the Bridge: Considerin​g expanding your business south of the border?

July 25th, 2014

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I hope you’re finding some time to enjoy the amazing summer weather we’ve been having!

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with Karolynn Humberd St-Pierre.  Karolynn operates a very successful HR practice in the U.S.  Recently she relocated with her husband and family to Vancouver.  During our meeting we talked extensively about the differences between HR and employment law in the U.S. and Canada.   It quickly became apparent that having a clear understanding of the different laws and HR practices in the U.S. would help companies planning to expand “south of the border”. Read more

Considering Expanding Your Business South of the Border?

July 24th, 2014

Guest blog post by:  Karolynn St-Pierre, JD SPHR

hr implications of canadian business expanding into USA

You’ve thought about the legal, trade and tax implications regarding expansion into the US; but have you considered the HR implications?

Breaking into the U.S. market can be a highly rewarding endeavor for many Canadian businesses.  With a population of just under 400 million and a GDP of over $15 trillion, the potential benefits of moving “South of the Border” can be great but not knowing the differences in human resources can trip up even the most conscientious business owner and HR professional.  Read more