10 Tips for Improving Your Nonverbal Communication

Strong communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life. While verbal and written communication skills are important, research has shown that nonverbal behaviors make up a large percentage of our daily interpersonal communication. How can you improve your nonverbal communication skills? The following tips can help you learn to read the nonverbal … Read more

3 Reasons Why Diversity and Inclusion are Essential to the Workplace

It is important that diversity and inclusion are practiced in every aspect of our life — starting with the workplace. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) have become more than just HR checklist items; they’ve grown into a cultural phenomenon that — when executed correctly — has a direct effect on the bottom line. These days, it’s … Read more

Unconscious Bias: How It Affects Us More Than We Know

When you type CEO, CFO OR CTO in your textbox on your iPhone, notice what comes up. It is an emoji of a man in a suit. Shocking, isn’t it, that this sexism exists? Even seemingly innocuous things as an emoji can reinforce these gendered stereotypes and demonstrate the structural sexism inherent in our society. … Read more

12 Unconscious Bias Examples and How to Avoid them in the Workplace.

If you’re hiring based on ‘gut feeling,’ you’re likely hiring on the basis of unconscious bias. The best way to prevent yourself from succumbing to these unconscious biases is to become aware of them and take action to prevent them when recruiting, hiring and retaining employees. Doing so will help your team build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. … Read more

4 Ways to Facilitate Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective communication in the workplace can improve collaboration, engagement and the employee experience. Here are four strategies to help. Effective communication in the workplace builds strong team relationships, empowers healthy manager and employee collaborations and helps the organization advance toward its goals. Yet creating the conditions for effective communication — both at the individual level … Read more

How teambuilding leads to innovation

As Albert Einstein once said: “Play is the highest form of research.” We’re taught to play at a young age – to be creative, think innovatively, be imaginative.  And then, out of nowhere, we’re told to put aside our childish things, grow up, and move on. But, as HR leaders are starting to realise, it … Read more

How To Effectively Complain in the Workplace

As a former human resources manager, I can assure that most employees are not aware that they are annoying you. You may find your loved one’s quirks adorable, but when it comes to your colleagues’ annoying habits, some simply drive you crazy! From coast to coast, Canadians in different sectors of the economy write to … Read more

Managing Different Personality Types on Your Team

Meet Jana Hashim, HR professional and fashion model. A multitude of personalities, work and management styles, along with deadlines don’t always make for the most harmonious of environments. For Hashim, this is simply an opportunity to work her magic. She thrives on the challenge of disseminating personality quirks, building teams and resolving conflicts. “I think … Read more

What Highly Sensitive People Need to Be Happy

Growing up, I was a very sensitive child. One of my earliest memories is of freaking out after seeing a particularly bad story on the news. I don’t remember what the story was about, but I do remember running into my bedroom, plugging my ears, and making up a song about how “everything will be … Read more