If you don’t Onboard, You will Offboard

If you don’t Onboard, You will Offboard

A lot of start-ups and small business owners don’t think they need an onboarding process because they have a welcoming culture or they are a small team or everyone needs to “hit the ground running”. Well that is all lovely but won’t happen if you are not consistent...
Bereavement Leave for Pets

Bereavement Leave for Pets

Last week we said goodbye to our 9 year old dog – Oreo. My husband and I had got him before we were married and he truly was our first baby. Dog people will get this, the rest of you may have to bear with me. The grief has been devastating. Knowing we would be a...

3 Ways to Combat Mental Illness in the Workplace

Earlier this month a small Nova Scotia town was devastated when a Canadian soldier presumably killed his wife, daughter and mother before turning a gun on himself. Unimaginable! How does a family recover from this? As a parent, I cannot fathom the state of mind...

6 Office Holiday Celebration Ideas

 6 Office Holiday Celebration Ideas As we enter the holiday season, I can’t help but reminisce about my previous holiday celebrations in the workplace. While I see my clients start to decorate their workspaces, the poinsettias arrive, the trees go up, employees seem...

When to Hire Your 1st Employee

I attended a conference recently and ended up talking to the founder of a fairly successful tech start up company.  I say fairly successful,  because while the technology had experienced great success, the expected returns just weren’t where he thought they would be a...
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