Cannabis Legalization and the Workplace

The Cannabis Act will be coming into force on October 17, 2018, and subject to provincial or territorial restrictions, adults will be able to possess, share, buy, or grow legal cannabis up to a designated amount. According to Statistics Canada, Nova Scotians are Canada’s highest per capita consumers, and 4.9 million Canadians are already purchasing…

Quality Management: Built In or Inspected In?

There are a couple of different ways to manage quality and many debates as to the benefits of the various ways. The most economical way in the long run is to build quality in right from the start by involving all employees at all stages. Let’s look at the different approaches suggested in the title.…

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…

Frontline Leadership

I often tell people that being a Supervisor was the toughest job I have ever had, while at the same time, being by far the most rewarding. Although as Supervisors we often feel caught-up between the wants and needs of the Management Team and the wants and needs of the employees, it is truly a…

Psychometrics

Getting the right people on the bus, and ensuring they are in the right seats, has never been as critical to business as it is today. With the baby boomer generation leaving the workforce in increasing numbers, many businesses are making the shift in HR focus from recruiting to retention, making sure that once we…

Employee Morale

Many managers evaluate the morale of their teams and wonder why they are struggling to improve the overall team environment. What are you doing currently? Is it working? If not, what needs to be done differently. It doesn’t always mean big changes are required. Do you even know what motivates your team members? Have you…