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Resources to manage the impact of COVID-19 on your organization

September 10, 2020

Fall Book and Podcast Recommendations

Fall Reads A few of our staff’s favourite books to put on your must-read list this fall. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo....
September 4, 2020

How Surveys Can Help Guide Return-to-Work Plans

As we planned our return-to-office (RTO), our #1 priority was to ensure that our employees felt safe and confident returning on-site. Throughout the process, we conducted...
August 28, 2020

5 Unique Ideas to Consider for Return-to-Work

Our team is about to enter stage two of our return-to-office plans, meaning that 60% of us will be back on-site as of September 15th. We’ve...
July 3, 2020

Summer Book and Podcast Recommendations

Podcasts Refresh and recharge with these suggested podcasts – we’ve included one for everyone. Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Sharing insights, strategies, stories and tips that help...
June 12, 2020

Employer Readiness: 10 Tips to Prepare for Potential Work Refusals

As employers, we have been asked to address a range of new requests from employees as a result of the pandemic – and this will only...
June 4, 2020
Personal Wellness Coach

An Interview with Celeste Warren, Leadership and Wellness Coach

Last week, we had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Celeste Warren to chat about personal wellness and resilience. Celeste is a Leadership and Wellness...
June 2, 2020
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Work Refusals: Our experience and what employers need to know

We had a candidate walk off a job-site in April and refuse to return until we could guarantee their 100% safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. And...
May 26, 2020
COVID-19 Return to Work

An employer’s guide to return-to-work

As businesses across Canada start to re-open (or at least consider the notion of re-opening), employees are looking to their leaders with many questions: What do...
May 15, 2020
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Strengthening your company’s virtual culture

Our company culture is one of the most important attributes of our firm. We were an 80% on-site company prior to COVID-19 so it was easy...
May 15, 2020

Tips for creating culture virtually

Sharing unique ideas and activities that your team can adopt to preserve and strengthen your culture in a virtual environment. Here are a few initiatives our...
May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Survey: A Pulse on the Current Workforce

Curious about the context of what a return to on-site work may feel like, we asked 36,242 professionals in Canada to share their current experiences and...
May 5, 2020

Creating Certainty Around Uncertainty: Practical Tips for Leaders

Our nation, and the world, has been thrown into a state where every element of our safety is being poked and prodded. Consider that the virus...
May 4, 2020

Survey Says: Uncertainty is the leading emotion felt by employees

Last week we conducted a casual survey. We asked 36,242 professionals who worked mostly on-site pre-COVID how they felt about the economy opening back up.  Thank...
May 1, 2020

How to Nail a Video Interview

Video interviews have been around for years. But we can all agree there’s been an increase in the volume as a result of COVID-19. And with...
April 24, 2020
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Virtual Ramadan Celebrations in Canada

There are over 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide who are celebrating Ramadan in an entirely new way this year. Typically family and friends would gather in their...
April 23, 2020

Employee Engagement Survey Questions

We’ve included 25 possible questions for you to choose from for your employee engagement survey. Our Experience Our survey included 5 statements to rate and 2...
April 23, 2020

Tips for Offering Remote Recognition

Offering gratitude to team members and employees is something most leaders are continually striving to do. Somehow, in the fast pace of everyday business, it’s easy...
April 23, 2020

Tips for Hosting an Effective Virtual Meeting

Virtual meetings can be so powerful in that we save travel time, are more likely to be focused on the agenda items as opposed to small...
April 21, 2020
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Employee engagement during COVID-19

Getting a pulse on your workforce in the middle of a pandemic might sound unreasonable. We were skeptical too. But these are uncharted waters. No employer...
April 17, 2020

Virtual Fitness Resources

Being stuck at home doesn’t mean giving up your workout routine! Gyms and fitness studios all over Canada have been offering virtual options for you to...
April 16, 2020

Support local businesses during COVID-19

Like you, we miss our favourite local spots. We’re waiting for the day we can get back to the gym and yoga studio, get our pet...
April 9, 2020

Free Online Professional Development Courses

Now is a great time to learn something new, or sharpen your skills in a certain area. Take advantage of these free online learning resources available...
April 9, 2020

Create Your Own Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

BREAKING NEWS: The Easter Bunny has been deemed an essential service….phew! Now it’s time to get creative with ways to celebrate. This year, why not plan...
April 6, 2020

Tips to improve your at home work space

Proper home office ergonomics help prevent injuries, ensure pain-free motion and maintain your overall health. Changing tasks, standing up, stretching and looking away from the screen,...
April 4, 2020

Tips for ergonomics at home during COVID-19

There’s never been a better time to discuss home ergonomics. With millions of Canadians now working from home, employers need to be present to their employees’...
March 31, 2020

How to help food banks during COVID-19

If you’re looking for ways to give back, now’s the time! And that doesn’t have to mean financial support. Food banks need our donations now more...
March 30, 2020

Fake report of COVID-19 and consequences

Last week we experienced what all employers are fearful of right now. We had a candidate who was working on-site at a client office call to...
March 28, 2020

Activities for kids at home

With kids home from school and daycare, many parents are looking activities to keep them educated and entertained. Many of our team members are experiencing the...
March 27, 2020

9 Ways to be Virtually Social

As we all practice social distancing, we need to get creative with how we can connect with family, friends and colleagues. Here are some tips on...
March 26, 2020

Tips for Mental Wellness from our Team

Mental health is on everyone’s mind right now. We may be feeling fear, stress, worry, or isolation – this is natural in a situation that is...
March 24, 2020

Promoting Mental Health Within Your Remote Team

What we’re seeing with COVID-19 is something none of us have lived before. It’s a time of uncertainty and change, which can trigger mental health concerns...
March 23, 2020

Employment Insurance Resources

What we know as of April 9, 2020… The impacts of COVID-19 are being felt by many across Canada. Below is a summary of information and...
March 22, 2020

Safety Precautions for On-Site Employees

If work from home is not possible and you have team members onsite, we have prepared tips and actions you can take to keep everyone’s safety...