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Human Resources /  • July 26, 2017
Shaken, not stirred
The credit union workforce is increasingly becoming an eclectic blend of consultants, contractors and part- and full-time workers.

Currently, “blends” are having a moment. Take frosé, a blend of frozen rosé wine with lemon juice or coconut water, for example, or Unicorn Frappuccino Blended Crème, a garish pink blend of iced coffee and, presumably, regret. But blends aren...

Human Resources / Leadership /  • April 6, 2017
Water Cooler Wars
What — if any — policies should credit unions have in place to temper debates among staff as the political landscape becomes increasingly polarized?

Many Canadians happily bid adieu to 2016, given the deaths, disasters and divisiveness that characterized so much of public discourse through the year. And while one can’t clearly predict what 2017 will bring, the fact that Canadians will...

Business / Human Resources /  • January 9, 2017
Exit strategy
Plan for employee departures so you’re not left shorthanded

Plan for employee departures so you’re not left shorthanded

Business / Human Resources /  • October 13, 2016
Rules of Engagement
Navigating the minefield of social media in the workplace

Are you on social media? If so, human resources consultant Morgan Kemick cautions, “There’s no online privacy. Someone at work — your boss, your colleagues — is reading your posts." Social media gives credit unions a ...

Human Interest / Human Resources /  • July 19, 2016
Conscious coupling
What to do when Cupid’s arrow lands at work

When sparks fly at the office what is the company to do?

Human Resources /  • May 17, 2016
Stay dates
Friendly meetings aren’t enough to create lasting work relationships

Instead of using exit interviews to uncover what might have gone wrong, roll back the clock and invite that same employee to share what is currently crazy-making in a “stay interview.” In her book Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss, autho...

Human Resources /  • March 9, 2016
Time crunched
Four tips to transform your productivity

You sit at your desk for eight hours a day, yet your to-do list seems to swell, not shrink. How can you be more effective with your time? Here’s what the latest science says.

Human Resources / Leadership /  • September 1, 2015
Managing a micromanager
The delicate art of dealing with a superior who can’t cede control

Is your manager so invested in her job she insists on doing yours too?

Human Resources /  • July 1, 2015
Six ways to cultivate employee feedback
How to glean intelligence from staff to help leaders up their game

Employees are recognized as the heart of any company. As a result, the workforce needs a regular check-up just like a flesh-and-blood heart.

Human Resources / Leadership /  • May 1, 2015
From good to great
4 ways to build a cohesive team

Having a cohesive workplace team can reduce a lot of common day-to-day stress.

Human Resources /  • Mar 2015
Workplace potpourri
A culturally diverse labour force enhances opportunities for everyone

The face of the workplace has changed significantly over the past decade and those changes promise to continue.

Health / Human Resources /  • Jan 2015
The bumpy work-life teeter-totter
As Canadians work harder than ever, they’re risking their health – and their relationships

Almost two-thirds of Canadians work more than 45 hours a week – a 50-per cent increase over 20 years ago.

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