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12 Ways to Bounce Back From a Layoff

As an employer, you are likely tasked with hiring people, but that also means you might have to oversee layoffs. No matter your job type, from manual labour to sitting at a desk, layoffs are inevitable. It may not happen while you’re at the company, but at some point, the business will have to let…

Career Changers: Tips For Successfully Changing Careers

Changing careers can be a stressful and daunting task that seems almost impossible at times. Whether it’s not knowing what career path to take, what skills to leverage or lacking experience, changing careers isn’t easy. During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O’Donnell, answer questions live

5 Ways to Restore Your Culture’s Shine

How would an outsider—a client or customer, perhaps—describe your company’s culture? If you don’t have an immediate answer to this question, ask yourself why. All too often, our organizations don’t have clearly defined and discussed cultures, ones that support and galvanize their purpose. And this affects our people, both inside and outside the enterprise. In…

HRExaminer v10.16

      Creativity and Innovation in Context HRExaminer Weekly Editionv10.16 April 19, 2019     Doug Shaw recently spotted a tweet from his friend Trish McFarlane. Trish wrote, “Just thinking out loud ~ increased #productivity is good, but does it kill time for #creativity? That got Doug thinking and pretty soon he was Finding

Throwing out the Bad Apples

Everyone’s heard the phrase “a bad apple spoils the bunch,” but in my work experience, this hasn’t been true.  In my experience, it isn’t the bad apple that spoils the bunch; it’s the semi-bad apple. That apple that you think is just as good as the rest (or pretty close), until you realize it’s not

Is work fun?

What do you think? Is work fun? It’s really the question that keeps getting asked when we talk about the future of work, and employee experience, and employee engagement, etc. Do you believe that your work is “fun”? Fun? That’s the first problem, we really have to define what fun is. I mean if we

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #215: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday or catch up on full episodes with transcriptions here. HR Tech Weekly Episode: 215 Air Date: April 18, 2019   This Week   This Week, John has a quick update from the SAP Innovation Lab

Can I Require Employees to Speak English?

I manage a group of employees at a company where English is our official business language. There are a few people that speak only English, while another group speaks English and Spanish. The bilingual group often communicates in Spanish, which makes the English speakers uncomfortable. I asked the Spanish speakers to stick to English at

Is It OK to Edit a Candidate’s CV?

When reviewing CVs, adapting applications prior to submitting them to employers, has become common practise for most recruiters. But as a recruiter should you be amending information on behalf of a candidate, or is it better to submit the CV a candidate created with no rewrites? Reflecting on a balance between minor tweaks and CV…

Know Your Why–Gut Decisions and Your Career

I feel like I should dedicate this post to PFP, a local gym my youngest daughter attends. My youngest has scoliosis, and in addition to being braced for a number of years by a phenomenal Orthotist, she’s been working out with a trainer to have an amazingly strong core. The best news–the workouts at PFP

Don’t Ignore The Obvious

“Striving for excellence is difficult. Give you and your organization the edge by taking the time to reexamine the fundamental beliefs that surround you every day.” – Dr. Todd Dewett Many things we do at work are assumed to be sacrosanct – simple, unquestionable truths. In reality, many best practices (things we should do) are the opposite of

Ep 2 – Google & Gig Workers

Welcome to the Workology Go Podcast. In just under five minutes, we get you the HR and workplace news you need before you start your day. Get ready, get set and go with the Workology Go Podcast. Here… Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Cutting Employee Pay

I’m a partner in a small business (we have three partners and seven employees). A few years ago, we went through rough financial times and cut everyone’s pay, including the partners, by 20 percent. When things improved, we raised the pay back up. Now, we’re in rough financial waters again and need to do another

Atlas Steels’ post incident safety revamp

When Mark Ellis, a warehouse operations clerk for Atlas Steels, suffered a serious leg injury that resulted from an incident at its Ingleburn Service Centre, the business vowed it wanted to prevent this type of incident from reoccurring.