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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!

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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What is Bill 14 and how does it affect my business?

October 24th, 2013

Is your business ready for Bill 14?

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.
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The new face of HR

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.
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