The Benefits of Vacationing

Ahh summer … a time to catch some sunshine, catch some waves and reconnect with loved ones. We look forward to the warmer months all year and dream of the perfect vacation, but often find ourselves struggling to actualize these plans. This can stem from many different things, such as the associated costs, the need […]

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The 20 Hour Work Week: Working Smarter Not Harder

Can you image what your life would be like if you only had to work 20 hours in a week? You could hit the links and go golfing with some friends, or catch a matinee movie, or even hit the gym before the after work craze. Its safe to say that working less hours would […]

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A Compelling Case for Corporate Carpooling

With the Labour Day long weekend behind us and everyone preparing to trade their tans for turtle necks, I started thinking about what this time of year used to mean for me…back to school, back to sports programs, and catching up with friends about what they got up to over the summer holidays. With Fall […]

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Move over Summer, Falls going to be a good one!

As the days get shorter, the excitement of warm-weathered activities fades and the hot summer sun begins to dwindle, you may notice a negative impact on your own mood and energy levels. This can be due to a number of different reasons, many of which involve the impending fate of a cold Canadian winter. These […]

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Customer Service: A Love Letter To The Guy Who Just Gets It

Dear Guy who Works at the COBS Bread in Westhills, Do you know that I am in complete awe of you? I go out of my way to buy my bread from this one specific location because of you. You speak to every customer with such kindness and authenticity. Your professionalism is always maintained, and […]

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Beginners Guide to Making a Wrong Hire

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the price of a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the employee’s first-year earnings. A wrong hire costs a company financially and can also impact organizational culture and have a disastrous ripple effect on other employees’ productivity and effectiveness. What constitutes a wrong hire? 1. Lack […]

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Kill’em With Kindness

The loveliest thing happened to me a few weeks ago… I finished a gruesome workout at Orange Theory Fitness Kensington called “Unrest”, and with my legs shaking, I walked home, anticipating picking up a large coffee as a treat for surviving my first workout in far too long…I ordered my coffee at my local coffee […]

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Keeping Up…The Changing Landscape Of Ontario ESA Legislation

It seems no matter which direction we turn these days change just keeps a comin’! In 2018, Ontario employers have faced a number of new challenges – more than just an increase in minimum wage – arising from the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 … better known as “Bill 148”. To help navigate the […]

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Giddy Up! Proper Stampede Etiquette You Can Apply In The Workplace

  Picture this … it’s a beautiful sunny day, and while you’re currently enjoying a cinnamon-sugar-coated mini-doughnut, a hot dog sure sounds good. Then you come across a pizza stand … and a hot dog-stuffed pizza stand … and a hot dog-stuffed pizza topped with mini-doughnuts stand … now totally confused, you adjust your cowboy […]

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