April 27, 2020

Restart Your Business

Whether it’s because of a government ordered shut-down, a family emergency, or other reason, when you close a business and want to reopen it, careful planning is required. If your business closed because it failed, make sure you’re not making the same mistakes when you reopen it. Come into the market with a revised business…

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April 20, 2020

Motivating Employees

There is increasing recognition that employees are motivated first and foremost by a fundamental need for purpose and meaning in their work.  Obviously, you can’t pay someone peanuts and expect the best. But once employees are satisfied that their compensation is fair, the rest comes down to managers and how well they are able to…

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April 13, 2020

9 tips for giving employees bad news

No one likes to give bad news. The pressure is only multiplied in a business setting. Telling employees about a misstep in a poorly thought‑out way can hurt morale, productivity and the bottom line. It can also send valuable staff heading for the exits. Your company’s reputation or partner relationships may even be damaged if…

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April 6, 2020

Employee Communications in a Crisis

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created an unexpected and tremendous amount of stress on Canadian businesses in a very short period of time. Since first recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in early January, the global spread of the virus has lead to an increasing number of cases in Canada and subsequent containment measures…

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