Supply Chain Management: Risk Mitigation

So often when considering Supply Chain Management issues, organizations focus on the cost side of the equation. While cost is obviously an important part of business, and a necessary focus to remain competitive and support growth, it is not the only factor in effective Supply Chain strategy. Of equal importance, and some would argue of…

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Occupational Health & Safety: It’s All About Culture

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the International Safety Culture Summit at Saint Mary’s University. This was an excellent conference with several senior international speakers representing many diverse industries. Conference presenters spoke about the significant challenges associated with changing long established mindsets focused on compliance, utilizing by top-down controls to police workplace safety. As…

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The Real Cost of Poor Hiring Decisions

Hiring the best people for your organization is an essential part of the success of any business. Managers who want to make the right choices around hiring decisions, and follow an effective, open, and strategic recruitment process, can reduce the chances of making costly hiring errors. Poor hiring decisions have a real and measurable impact…

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Company Parties: Are You Managing Your Liability?

It’s that time of the year again, when many organizations plan a social event for their employees in celebration of the holiday season. While this presents an opportunity to connect with staff in a less formal, more social setting, organizations need to recognize that employer-sponsored events outside of work are still considered the “workplace”, and…

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