Total Rewards or Talent Investment?

Total Rewards. We’ve all heard the term. Many of us have built, developed, implemented and iterated Total Rewards programs. Now as I transition from being an in-house HR and Total Rewards Executive to a full-time consultant, I often wonder did we have it all wrong? Should we have called ourselves Talent …

Pay Transparency: How to Blaze the Trail

Pay transparency. The term can be daunting for many CEOs and HR leaders to process. Lately, we’ve been hearing about pay transparency more often and, when you consider the focus on pay equity it makes sense that organizations want to be more transparent with their pay. Pay transparency can take …

Why Engagement is the Solution for Performance Management

Performance management systems are broken. You cannot manage performance; however, you can manage people. Creating consistent action and increasing an employee’s performance over time is a result of investing in people. Understanding a person’s intrinsic motivations, their purpose and using that information to align their actions with the organization’s values …

Why You Do Anything Impacts How You Do Everything

There are many experts who have studied behavioral science and organizational leadership such as Brendon Burchard, Simon Sinek, and Tony Robbins whose valuable work supports what happens when people are fully aligned with their life’s purpose, their Why. They are truly happy, fulfilled and able to sustain long-term motivation to …

Two Words That Will Change Your Career

These two simple words – thank you – will transform your relationships and more importantly your career. We live in a time where society is in deep need of more kindness. Gratitude is the solution that is making a come back. The workplace is arguably an area where being compassionate …

Civility in the Workplace

As a child you likely heard your parents say, “mind your manners.” Perhaps you even learned the Golden Rule, “treat others how you want to be treated.” As we grow older these simple lessons, which are fundamental aspects of civility, become an important part of a belief system that manifests …

3 Ways You Can Empower the Next Generation

Think back to the beginning of your career. Do you remember that feeling of excitement mixed with a bit of uncertainty? Everything felt like a new experience because it was. Then someone along the way decided to take you under their wing and show you the ropes, open doors of …

#StopTheStigma Becoming a Safe Place for Employees to Discuss Mental Health

With the growing importance around advocacy for mental health and well being in the workplace, it is crucial for Human Resources teams to take a pulse of their organization’s perception to understand if they are regarded as a safe place for employees to come forward to discuss their struggles and …

Leading Organizational Change: Strengthening Culture During Times of Transition

Change in any organization can be a catalyst for excitement and growth, however if not managed properly change can create a culture of gossip and uncertainty. So how do you strengthen culture during times of transition? Be Transparent. Help your employees understand why change is occurring in the company. This …

Let’s Get Real About Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Designing programs, policies and benefits that take a proactive approach to maintaining employees’ mental health and wellness has not always been a priority among organizations. In fact, discussing mental health in the workplace was even considered taboo; however, with cultural norms changing and the acceptance of work-life integration more commonplace, …