Managing distractions while working from home

As Covid-19 spreads in North America, chances are that your employer has implemented a temporary work-from-home policy. If you're new to this, you may have found out distractions were both plentiful and tempting. However, it's more about managing them than avoiding them. Unfortunately, the latter is pretty much impossible, as we are actually conditioned to … Continue reading Managing distractions while working from home

Generation gap: Millennials at work

This is the last installment of our 3-part series on 3 generations of workers. This week, we'll look at Generation Y, mostly known as Millennials. Millennials were born between 1981 and 1994 Technology is an intrinsic part of their lives. Unlike previous generations, they've never experienced a time without computers, cell phones and Internet, and … Continue reading Generation gap: Millennials at work

Feeling the love in your company? Put something in writing about it

As Valentine's Day is upon us, we thought we would take the opportunity to talk about the minefield that dating in the workplace can be. As most of us spend most of our time at work, inter-office relationships can -and do- happen. As an employer, you will most likely encounter them. You may feel like … Continue reading Feeling the love in your company? Put something in writing about it

5 tips to create a successful work-from-home policy

Fully remote jobs and work-from-home policies are on the rise. Typically embraced for its flexibility, remote work has been made possible by mobile devices and cloud-based applications. Now that people are able to conduct the same work from home, motivation for coming to the office is plummeting. It is predicted that over a third of … Continue reading 5 tips to create a successful work-from-home policy

Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) explained

One of the most difficult tasks of a manager, or a business owner, is dealing with an employee whose performance isn’t cutting it. However, letting poor performance go unchecked has negative consequences. Not only are the people who work with the individual affected, but it also sends a message that you’re not serious about maintaining … Continue reading Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) explained