HR Insights

Expert advice and fresh insights on HR strategies and trends, leadership development, talent acquisition, company culture, and more.

Total Rewards

The Pay Transparency Shift

Prepare your company for pay transparency and legislative changes.

Total Rewards

Develop an Authentic Total Rewards Philosophy

Learn how to develop an authentic total rewards philosophy to motivate your workforce.

Total Rewards

Pulse Study on Total Rewards

Craft a total rewards program that attracts, retains and engages the best talent for your organizaton.

Total Rewards

Changing Compensation

What to do when your compensation plans don't match your current realities.

Leadership Development

Preventing Team Burnout

Engagement is important, so is the risk of employee burnout out.

Leadership Development

Powerful Coaching Questions

Spark important conversations with team members

Leadership Development

Resiliency Checklist

Reflect on strategies to help build resiliency.

Leadership Development

First 90 Day Onboarding Checklist

A checklist for leaders to support new talent.

Career Transition

Guidelines for Conducting Terminations

Terminations are hard, especially during a pandemic.

Career Transition

Retirement Success Profile

Mapping Your Path to Retirement

Career Transition

Life Options Profile

Keys to Effective Retirement Planning

Career Transition

Mapping Your Retirement Path

Retirement is a process, find out more about the elements of a successful retirement plan.

Career Transition

Career Transition Support for Terminations

The Importance of Career Transition Support

Recruitment

Hiring Right: Virtual Onboarding

Hiring Right isn’t complex. It is about 4 things...

Leadership Development

Traditional vs Trending Approaches To Performance

Resources about the disruption of performance management processes

Leadership Development

Team Effectiveness Resources

How to optimize team effectiveness in order to support growth and resiliency

Career Transition

Covid Round Up and Employment Best Practices

This session will delve into employment pro-tips to avoid common pitfalls relating to terminations, vaccinations, and return to work plans.

Recruitment

Hiring Manager Satisfaction Survey

A tool to measure hiring manager satisfaction

Leadership & Talent Development

Partnership with Andrea Carter

The Talent Company is pleased to announce some exciting news! We have partnered with Neuroscience Based Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategist, Andrea Carter.

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Leadership & Talent Development

The Performance Pay Gap Solution

This paper is from pre-pandemic times when gender was the main focus for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. While many organizations still face the discrepancies in gender, this paper is seen as a starting place from a neuroscience perspective and understanding the differences of the male and female brain.

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Leadership & Talent Development

Unrealized Growth In Mining

This white paper dives into the importance of connecting motivators of belonging with your human capital. Without understanding human psychology and how to create belonging in teams, employees will continue to turnover. While this paper is mining focused, many other industries experience the same issues for similar reasons.

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Leadership & Talent Development

Belonging Within The Workplace

Belonging Within The Workplace: Mixed Methods Constructivist Grounded Theory Study For Instrument Validation and Behavioural Indicators For Performance & Governance

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Leadership & Talent Development

Leadership Development as a Competitive Advantage

In today’s dynamic business landscape, leadership development isn’t just a perk, it’s a strategic game-changer. Recent insights from industry experts highlight the incredible potential and strategic competitive advantage that organizations can unlock through investment in leadership and talent development solutions.

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Leadership & Talent Development

Partnership with Tammy Heermann

The Talent Company is excited to share that we have partnered with author, speaker and passionate advocate for women’s advancement, Tammy Heermann.

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Leadership & Talent Development

Partnership with Dr. Liane Davey

The Talent Company is thrilled to be sharing some great news! We have partnered with best-selling author, keynote speaker and thought leader in team effectiveness, strategy, and leadership development, Dr. Liane Davey.

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Uncategorized

HR Market Update September 2023

The macroeconomic environment continues to exert a significant influence on the HR space. A positive jobs report in the US and strong retail sales figures suggest that interest rates may rise in the future. Meanwhile, in Canada, the January jobs report surpassed the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey by tenfold, with the unemployment rate hovering near an all-time low of 5 percent. As we advance further into 2023, these are the trends we are seeing in the HR space:

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HR Market Update February 2023

The macroeconomic environment continues to exert a significant influence on the HR space. A positive jobs report in the US and strong retail sales figures suggest that interest rates may rise in the future. Meanwhile, in Canada, the January jobs report surpassed the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey by tenfold, with the unemployment rate hovering near an all-time low of 5 percent. As we advance further into 2023, these are the trends we are seeing in the HR space:

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HR Market Update January 2023

Kicking off 2023, macroeconomic forces still loom large as year-over-year inflation remains high although possibly reaching its peak. Unemployment rates continue to trend near record lows even as tech companies in particular continue to downsize.

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HR Market Update December 2022

The economy was the main story for this year, with the triple effect of record inflation, record interest rate hikes yet at the same time, record low unemployment rates. These macroeconomic forces resulted in knock-on effects in the HR space, with some sectors like tech coping with high-profile layoffs, usually with quality Career Transition and Outplacement programs included as part of the package, while other sectors struggle to find good people.

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Uncategorized

HR Market Update November 2022

The uncertain economy continues to be uncertain. The unemployment rate remains near historical lows at 5.2% and it appears that we are starting to see inflation numbers beginning to cool. In the meantime, the Tech industry is seeing hiring freezes and layoffs. Amazon, Apple, Lyft, Meta, Microsoft, Snap, Twitter, Stripe and many more tech stalwarts have announced layoffs or hiring freezes to prepare for a coming recession. Here in Canada, Hootsuite, Dapper Labs and Dye and Durham have cut staff.

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HR Market Update October 2022

Winter is coming, and it may not just be the change of season. With persistent inflation, continued central bank tightening of interest rates, currency fluctuations and slowing growth and turmoil in other parts of the world, our economy continues to be uncertain as businesses are planning for the year ahead. These are some of the major trends we are seeing this month:

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Quiet Quitting Poll

In our September 22, 2022 Senior HR Peer-to-Peer sessions, we asked Senior HR leaders across the Greater Toronto Area questions about Quiet Quitting. Here are the results:

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HR Market Update September 2022

Uncertainty is in the air. Whether it’s in the economy, employment or the future of work as we collectively define and re-define a post-pandemic world. An uncertain economy is resulting in uncertainty in the HR space. These are some of the major trends we are seeing this month:

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HR Leadership Poll

In our August 25, 2022 Senior HR Peer-to-Peer sessions, we asked Senior HR leaders across the Greater Toronto Area questions about how HR is perceived by their organization and how HR contributes in a non-administrative capacity. Here are the results:

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Front Line Managers Poll

In our August 11, 2022 Senior HR Peer-to-Peer session, we asked Senior HR leaders across the Greater Toronto Area questions about the strengths and weaknesses of the front-line managers in their organizations. Here are the results:

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HR Market Update August 2022

Macroeconomic forces continued to take centre stage in C-Suites and HR leaders across the country. In speaking with HR leaders across the GTA, these are the major themes we are seeing this month:

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HR Market Update July 2022

To paraphrase a classic novel, it’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times, and everything in between. Find out how HR leaders are navigating the current economic environment.

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Recruitment

Sell Your Role

In this resource follow-up from the “High Impact Hiring: Best Practices to Hire Better, Smarter and Faster” webinar, presented by Scott Parish, CEO and Founder of Hireguide, here are some tips to help you frame your value proposition and get candidates excited about saying yes to your role.

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HR Market Update June 2022

Macroeconomic trends continue to take center stage, as employers continued hiring at a strong pace last month in an increasingly tight labour market. So what does this mean for HR professionals and the HR marketplace?

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HR Market Update May 2022

Major shifts are happening in the HR marketplace. Through our contacts and engagements with HR leaders, we are seeing a number of themes emerging. Find out what HR leaders are seeing on the horizon.

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Leadership & Talent Development

The Undoing Effect

How to dig yourself out of the danger of pressure: Undoing the pressure that prevents you from happiness, empowerment & achievement.

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Leadership & Talent Development

The Belonging Effect

Simple strategies to support your people so they stay engaged, & productive while sustaining compounding pressures brought on by COVID-19.

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Leadership & Talent Development

Team Effectiveness Resources

Optimize your team effectiveness in order to support growth and resiliency with our professionally compiled resources at The Talent Company.

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Recruitment

Sell Your Role

In this resource follow-up from the “High Impact Hiring: Best Practices to Hire Better, Smarter and Faster” webinar, presented by Scott Parish, CEO and Founder of Hireguide, here are some tips to help you frame your value proposition and get candidates excited about saying yes to your role.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

Partnership with Andrea Carter

The Talent Company is pleased to announce some exciting news! We have partnered with Neuroscience Based Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategist, Andrea Carter.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

The Performance Pay Gap Solution

This paper is from pre-pandemic times when gender was the main focus for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. While many organizations still face the discrepancies in gender, this paper is seen as a starting place from a neuroscience perspective and understanding the differences of the male and female brain.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

Unrealized Growth In Mining

This white paper dives into the importance of connecting motivators of belonging with your human capital. Without understanding human psychology and how to create belonging in teams, employees will continue to turnover. While this paper is mining focused, many other industries experience the same issues for similar reasons.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

Belonging Within The Workplace

Belonging Within The Workplace: Mixed Methods Constructivist Grounded Theory Study For Instrument Validation and Behavioural Indicators For Performance & Governance

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

Leadership Development as a Competitive Advantage

In today’s dynamic business landscape, leadership development isn’t just a perk, it’s a strategic game-changer. Recent insights from industry experts highlight the incredible potential and strategic competitive advantage that organizations can unlock through investment in leadership and talent development solutions.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

Partnership with Tammy Heermann

The Talent Company is excited to share that we have partnered with author, speaker and passionate advocate for women’s advancement, Tammy Heermann.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

Partnership with Dr. Liane Davey

The Talent Company is thrilled to be sharing some great news! We have partnered with best-selling author, keynote speaker and thought leader in team effectiveness, strategy, and leadership development, Dr. Liane Davey.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

The Undoing Effect

How to dig yourself out of the danger of pressure: Undoing the pressure that prevents you from happiness, empowerment & achievement.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

The Belonging Effect

Simple strategies to support your people so they stay engaged, & productive while sustaining compounding pressures brought on by COVID-19.

Access Now
Leadership & Talent Development

Team Effectiveness Resources

Optimize your team effectiveness in order to support growth and resiliency with our professionally compiled resources at The Talent Company.

Access Now