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Learn Develop Grow

Learn, Develop, Grow

The value of investing in training is a hot-button issue for many businesses. While there’s little argument that companies have a need for skilled workers, many organizations question the value of investing in learning and development and often, training is made to take a back seat as a way for companies to relieve the strain […]

10 Quirky Benefits

10 Quirky Benefits

Do you want the insider track to getting your employees to love their jobs? Well, you have to get creative. The benefits package you offer to staff is an opportunity to give them something a little extra. Let’s call them quirky benefits; maybe unique, non-traditional, outside-the-box or above-and-beyond benefits. They don’t have to be flashy […]

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Here’s yet another sign that I’m getting old: recently I took one of my teenage kids to work, yet again. The national annual “Take Our Kids to Work Day” falls at the beginning of November each year. The event has been Canada-wide since 1998, when The Learning Partnership took the GTA-based event national. This year’s […]

Can You Guess Which Employee Benefits are Real?

In the interest of employee engagement and retention, organizations are coming up with ever more creative benefits. See if you can guess which of the following are real, and which are too outlandish to be true: $50 monthly credit for Exec, a housecleaning and errand-running service. REAL •or• FAKE? Take your dog to work day. […]

Tips to Increase Employee Engagement

Tips to Increase Employee Engagement

According to Gallup, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Over 63% are “not engaged”, meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals and outcomes. And 24% are “actively disengaged”, indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity to coworkers. We […]

When Employee Engagement Goes Green

When Employee Engagement Goes Green

Employee engagement is a hot topic right now, but it’s small in comparison to environmental awareness initiatives. Organizations that integrate their programs to address these two all-important fields may have results that can surprise everyone. When the preservation of the environment connects with employees on a personal level, magic happens. This integrated approach can work […]

What Managers Need to Know About Mental Health

What Managers Need to Know About Mental Health

With Mental Health week upon us, Your Workplace has mental health at top of its mind. It is becoming more and more important for employers to understand what mental illness is and how to prevent it. Mental illness costs Canada $51-billion a year, with about one-third of it in lost productivity, according to the Toronto-based […]

Where Complacency Rules

Where Complacency Rules

The Wells Fargo scandal shows how complacency leads to a toxic culture.

Functional Fitness is a Trend You Should Jump On

Functional Fitness is a Trend You Should Jump On

The secret to keeping your weight loss resolution? Toss out the scale and focus on functional fitness instead.

its-all-about-energy

It’s All About Energy

Having energy left at the end of the day for family is important. Managers can energize employees through “energy conservation.” Here’s how it works.

How to Overcome Overwhelm

Here’s why it’s both a blessing and a curse to be labelled a high-potential performer.

How to avoid the negative outcomes associated with social exclusion

Social Exclusion Facts You Should Know

This research in social exclusion shows just how important the need to belong is.