Meaningful Hiring and Orientation Key to Success

Hiring for work

Companies often overlook hiring and orientation programs as prime opportunities to reinforce corporate goals and motivate employees, says Ilene Gochman, an organization effectiveness expert with Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a leading global consulting firm. “Few things are more important to a company’s long-term performance than choosing the right employees and ensuring they have the proper outlook […]

Higher Salaries Won’t Fix the Problem

Man man checking home finance calculating money.

Sep 26, 2008 2:11 pm Lack of employee engagement costs $1.8 million per 1,000 employees A new report finds the effort and commitment that people have in their jobs is strongly related to how people are treated and how they view their managers, not to pay. These engagement factors have almost twice the impact on […]

Protecting Our Young Workers from Injury

Warehouse workers after an accident in a warehouse.

Sep 26, 2008 12:48 pm The results are in and the statistics aren’t pretty. Workers Compensation Boards across Canada reported over 60,000 young people between the ages of 15-24 were injured significantly enough last year to miss time from work. Between 2-3% were left with a lifelong permanent disability. Over the past two years, 100 […]

Performance Management

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Four Insights to Make Your System Work A new study reveals that managers and HR professionals are disenchanted with their performance management systems. Here are some guidelines for changing this reality. Joe the Manager is pondering his to-do list and feeling a bit overwhelmed. Let’s see, he thinks, this quarter’s sales numbers must be presented […]

Me First

Young businesspeople sitting around table in a modern office, celebrating success.

There is only one journey–going inside yourself Think back to your elementary school years, how you loved every classroom experience and relished all the new things you were learning. Remember being in class as a child. When the teacher asked a question and you knew the answer, your hand shot enthusiastically into the air, urgently […]

Sustaining Healthy Workplaces

Woman eating healthy sandwich from lunch box at her working table

The first annual Imagine Your Workplace conference hosted by Your Workplace was a roaring and relevant success, at least judging by the comments I’ve heard in the past month or so. Great speakers, smooth organization, plus the scores of participants who were clearly passionate about improving the health of their workplaces made it a memorable […]

From Classroom to Office, Teacher to Boss

Senior female executive mentor supervising computer work of young intern

Mentoring and school placements are critical to making our youth work-ready As I look back on my secondary education, I realize that life could not possibly get more dull. Junior and senior kindergarten, grades one through eight, and three-and-a-half years in high school, I knew it could only get better. As my last semester lay […]