July 24th, 2014
Guest blog post by: Karolynn St-Pierre, JD SPHR
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
June 16th, 2014
“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
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.
December 04th, 2013
By Sandra Reder, CPC
There isn’t a simple answer to this question but 9 times out of 10 it has nothing to do with money. There’s a saying that “people don’t quit companies they quit managers”. Read more
November 21st, 2013
By Al Jones, BA, CHRP
Senior HR/OD Consultant
Why is it that performance reviews are a source of so much frustration, anxiety, resentment and wasted time? How is it that a system rooted in the last century still dominates many of the key processes we still use to measure performance in today’s organizations?
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
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.