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“Managing Human Resources” Training for Ontario Good Roads Association is Complete!

I wrapped up 3 days of in-person instruction in “Managing Human Resources” for the Ontario Good Roads Association, with the talented Dina Barazza at the University of Guelph. Exceptional participants made it fun while we learned!! Instructors should also learn from their students, and this group was happy to share with us!

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Forbes: Empathy is the Most Important Leadership Skill

by Tracy Brower https://www.forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2021/09/19/empathy-is-the-most-important-leadership-skill-according-to-research/?sh=51c40be33dc5 Empathy has always been a critical skill for leaders, but it is taking on a new level of meaning and priority. Far from a soft approach it can drive significant business results. You always knew demonstrating empathy is positive for people, but new research demonstrates its importance for everything from innovation […]

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“Management” from a Youth Perspective

This week, I came across an old email to a colleague where I relayed a conversation with my then 10 year old. I was explaining to my daughter that I was going to be away for a couple of days on a business trip. She was trying to convince me not to go and leave […]

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Is Your Team Ready to Return to Work?

As we plan to return to on-site work, I strongly recommend that managers have a private conversation with their team members to determine their mental readiness to return. One employee may be eager to get into the office as quickly as possible, while another may still be experiencing anxiety about in-person interactions, needing reassurance. I […]

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“The Great Resignation”

Employee retention is critical during the coming months. Ignoring the sales pitch towards the end of this article, a number of key metrics are presented to help convince leaders that this trend must not be ignored. #leadership #employeeretention #returningtowork   http://Employee retention is critical during the coming months. Ignoring the sales pitch towards the end of this article, […]

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Red Oak is Named as Featured Entrepreneur by Halton Small Business Centre!

Red Oak founder, Karen Pantaleo, is thrilled to be name as the Featured Entrepreneur by the Halton Small Business Centre!   Click on the link below to read the article. https://mailchi.mp/halton/june-2021-news-halton-region-small-business-centre-1813120?e=d62dfac281  

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Detail for Paid Sick Leave for Workers in Ontario

“Ontario has passed the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act. The legislation fills some gaps in the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit program, ensuring employees have access to three paid sick days for reasons related to COVID-19.” https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-worker-income-protection-benefit?mc_cid=352eadeb7f&mc_eid=c31b9c92a9‘

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Future of Work: 5 Top Trends from Davos Experts

The work world has changed significantly since I began my career. The change continues at a rapid pace. Is your organization adapting and is the structure set to continue adapting? Future of Work:  5 Top Insights from Davos Experts https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/future-of-work-tk-top-trends-from-davos/

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Employment Standards In Ontario

Time to display this poster and remove previous versions in all Ontario workplaces. https://files.ontario.ca/employment-standards-in-ontario.pdf

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The Canadian Unemployment Rate Remained at a 43 Year Low

The Canadian unemployment rate remained at a 43 year low of 5.6% in December 2018. Employers struggle to fill job vacancies, but wage rate increases average only 1.49% – less than inflation. What are you doing to retain key staff? hashtag#wage hashtag#unemployment hashtag#employeeretention https://globalnews.ca/news/4814645/canada-december-2018-jobs-unemployment-wages/

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