Human resources

The 4 Techniques That Helped Me Walk the Fine Line of Work and Single Motherhood

There’s no such thing as an easy path to entrepreneurship, and being a single mom makes that journey even more difficult. As a franchise business owner and single mother myself, I speak from experience when I say that maintaining a business while raising the ones I love most can be challenging. Yet, despite the challenges, my role as single momtrepreneur is one I wear with pride. When you’re…

The How To: Delivering An Employee Wellness Program That Works

An engaging approach to wellness So, what can you do as an employer to encourage more of your workers to engage with your company wellness program and thus ensure the program delivers better ROI? 1. Build a culture of wellness: A healthy approach to life and work needs to be demonstrated in deeds not words and it needs to come from the top. You can’t expect your workforce to engage in wellness…

10 Popular Jobs in Tech That Do not Require Tech Skills

The people who build hardware and software need technical expertise, but that alone doesn’t make a company successful. To sell those products and services and grow a business, it takes a team of people with marketing, creative, financial and people skills. For anyone who’s looking for a lucrative career at a tech company but would rather spend their weeknights watching Silicon Valley than…

Investing In Your Workforce: Strategies To Help Your Team Achieve Their Development Goals

A CFO asks THE CEO, “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?” The CEO replies, “What happens if we don’t and they stay?” The most effective management practices aren't incidental, they are tied directly to your company's values. Most leaders can agree that employee development is a critical part of creating a lasting business. However,…

4 Ways Technology Improves the Human Resources (and Human) Experience

Many business leaders argue that technology is taking the "human" aspect out of human resources. However, from recruiting to hiring to connecting teams worldwide, the argument can be made that technology is greatly improving the human experience. Consider the case of Sarah Wilson, director of talent acquisition and principal staff officer at the Toronto bookstore, Indigo: Wilson has been…

Yes, Believe It: You Can Measure the ROI of Your HR and Culture

Most entrepreneurs are eager to measure the return on investment (ROI) of their business practices and strategies; I’m no different. But what really intrigues me is figuring out the ROI of categories that are traditionally -- and notoriously -- difficult to measure, like HR and culture. With that in mind, I sat down to chat with Maia Josebachvili, a well-known expert in the area of…