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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How to Recover from Burnout Networking

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.