Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

HR Needs Happy Staff to Show its Success

May 14, 2010 |

By Ken Keis. Rodney Dangerfield may have said it best: “I get no respect.” He could have been HR’s poster boy. Why is it that HR continues to get no respect or lacks credibility? The results of recent studies on employee attitudes about their workplaces indicate HR isn’t engaging employees. Where HR departments are truly successful, the majority of employees are not only passionate about what they do; their roles and responsibilities reflect the best use of their gifts, talents and abilities. But recent surveys indicate HR has a failing…

Spotlight on HR Communication…

May 14, 2010 |

By Kim Cochrane, Communications Consultant, ACS and Buck Consultants. Are You Communicating to Employees Most Effectively? Every year, most companies try to communicate HR-related issues to their employees. Unfortunately many employees have no idea what the information means or how to use it. On a regular basis, the responsibility to communicate this information falls to the Human Resources department, who often don’t know how to communicate the information in the most effective way. Are you doing everything you can to ensure employee understanding about important HR-related issues? As the world…

Once Upon A Time…In Organizations

May 14, 2010 |

By Sandra Summerhayes. Why Fortune 500 Companies are Using Stories to Drive Organizational Results Not only do we communicate through stories, we also learn from them. Terrance L. Gargiulo author of Making Stories: A Practical Guide for Organizational Leaders and Human Resource Specialists states: “Stories are an efficient way to convey, store and retrieve information. Since story hearing requires active participation by the listener, stories are the most profoundly social form of human interaction and communication.” So why not use stories in business? Many successful businesses such as Microsoft, Lands…

Transforming Leaders

May 14, 2010 |

By Ken Keis. Leadership is missing in our political system, businesses, schools, and even our families. Our streets are filled with wandering souls waiting for someone to build a vision they can grasp. Everyone is a leader at some level with someone. Leadership skills are required for parenting and being a friend or part of a couple—in your household and at work. We have all seen examples of ineffective leaders, from the lazy boss who expects everyone else to do his work, to the parent of the uncontrolled child at…

Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching: How it Can Make a Difference for You at Work

May 13, 2010 |

By Kathy Hay, CPCC. We’ve all been there…sitting around a conference table with the ‘TEAM’, feeling frustration, anger, disempowerment, fear, or boredom. Does anyone really care what you think much less about how you are feeling about yourself and everyone else in the room? Here’s a scenario; Mike from accounting demands that the sales department didn’t do their job, Mary from sales answers him with “that’s not true we did not get the right information quick enough from marketing”, and tempers flare in all those departments. The Team Leader is…

What is Trying to Happen in Your Work and Life?

May 13, 2010 |

By Laura Macro M.Ed. PCC. ‘Try’ is an interesting word!  ‘Try a Tri’ is an invitation to athletes, to stretch beyond their normal fitness endeavours and “give a triathlon a try”.  There is no shame in ‘trying’ a triathlon, as this is a stretch event for all but the most dedicated and multi-skilled athletes. As we nurture our children, we often request that they ‘try their best’.  We boost their self esteem by using ‘successive approximations’ as a way of acknowledging their successes and breaking down their learning into manageable…