There is much debate these days as to whether annual goal setting and performance evaluation programs are effective or should be eliminated altogether. These programs can be highly effective and achieve great results – but they rarely do. As a result, many companies are considering scrapping their program.
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While 2020 was a challenging year, at ACTivate Hr we have much to be grateful for and are excited to look ahead to 2021. Here are some of our favourite numbers of 2020.
ACTivate HR is proud that Joely, Shannon and Krista all presented at the 2018 CPHR Annual Conference: HR Undefined. As part of our ongoing commitment to ACTivate our professional community, we offered two sessions in the areas of Implementing Positive Change and Workplace Investigations.
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I can remember, in my first leadership role, telling my direct reports that they needed to get better at multi-tasking. Critical pieces of work weren’t done when they needed to be. I required staff to complete parts one project and then move to a piece of a different project rather than finishing one project from start to finish. In retrospect, what I really wanted was for them to work on things in priority order. They didn’t need to multi-task; I needed to communicate what the priorities and deadlines were.
The final push to legalize marijuana effective July 2018 has left many employers concerned with how these changes will impact their workplace. As a result, I have had many conversations with business owners and HR professionals on this topic.
We live in such a rapidly changing age when it comes to technology, there are now a multitude of ways for us to stay connected and communicate with each other. With so many options on how to communicate, it can be tempting to choose one that reaches the most people, as opposed to one most effective for your message.
Most of us have likely had the misfortune to work in at least one highly toxic work environment through our career; this a culture with low levels of trust, poor behaviour and people working for themselves rather than the company.
It’s a debate all good investigators have found themselves in; should you record your interviews when conducting workplace investigations? A number of organizations still have a policy of not recording interviews for several reasons. In many organizations, HR personnel are developing and have various levels of expertise in the area of investigations. In these cases,
Demystifying Bill C-65 and Other Harassment and Violence Protection Legislation: What Alberta Employers Need to Know
Unchecked employee issues are the death of any workplace. Here are peaceful resolutions to the most common issues you'll face.