Impact99 Launches Canada’s First Social and HR Conference

Conference Gathers 99 Influential Leaders to Re-Think the Social Workplace of Tomorrow VANCOUVER, British Columbia – August 31, 2011 – Impact People Practices, an HR consulting firm dedicated to fostering leadership and employee engagement, today announced Impact99, the first Canadian social and HR conference of its kind. The conference, which will be held in cities on the East and West...

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What HR needs to do differently- part 2

  This is the second in a series of posts taken from fan and follower answers on the  The Impact Facebook fan page. You can read the 1st post here and these don't have to be read in order.  A few days ago, we posted this question on the Impact Facebook page: What does HR need to do DIFFERENTLY given changes we are seeing in how people want to work and what type of workplaces they want...

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What HR needs to do differently- part I

{EAV_BLOG_VER:f1d635404c77b0f9}   This is the first in a series of posts taken from fan and follower answers on the  The Impact Facebook fan page. We are seeing on this page some of the brightest minds in business today, all talking about the opportunity for more connected workplaces;  of HR taking on new roles; of employee engagement redefining itself....

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The Patchwork quilt- or “How to build Culture, piece by piece”

When I was 16 years old, my older sister left home for university and a free room opened up in our house. As the days until her move closed in I started dreaming up plans for what I was going to do with this new space: bean bag chairs and video games topped the list of possibilities. After my sisters teary departure (don't let the door hit you on the way out) a truly shocking thing happened:...

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Our most important leaders

If people are an organization's most important assets, then I'm going to put myself out there and say the most important leaders are the NEW LEADERS:That first level of team lead, supervisor or assistant manager who steps up from frontline to manage their peers. Team lead. Key holder. Supervisor. Senior staff. Assistant Manager. The titles are as varied as the individuals and...

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