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Talking Politics At Work – Is It Bringing Down Workplace Morale?

Are your employees spending too much time talking politics at work? From conversations we’ve had with many clients, it’s unavoidable these days. From the daily drama coming from Donald Trump, to the trials and tribulations of the recent BC election and the uncertainty of who would form government, to your likes or dislikes of Prime […]

 

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Probationary periods in BC – Are you better off without them?

Many of our clients have new employees serve probationary periods, usually between 3 and 6 months, in order to evaluate whether the new employee is suitable for the position for which they have been hired. However, a recent case that has progressed through the BC Supreme Court may make you question whether probationary periods are […]

 

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Real-Time Performance Feedback – Just a Fad or Here to Stay?

Goldman Sachs recently redesigned its annual performance review process and introduced a new system that would allow employees to send and receive real-time performance feedback. JPMorgan Chase also introduced a new web-based app this year to allow employees to request and receive feedback from anyone, anytime. We are strong believers that both employees and managers […]

 

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B.C. bans mandatory high heels in the workplace

On the “heels” of the introduction of a bill in the B.C. provincial legislature by Green Party leader Andrew Weaver that would make it illegal for employers to require different footwear for one gender than another, the B.C. government has banned mandatory high heels in the workplace by amending the footwear regulation under the Workers […]

 

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Leadership Lessons from the News Headlines

Many have watched with shocked curiosity as the events have unfolded in the United States since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President. What leadership lessons can we learn from these recent events? We have said many times that the tone of a company is set from the top. Leaders determine the culture of a company, […]

 

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