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Work Life

Steady Eddie vs the Blue Flamer . . . and Why You Need Them Both on Your Team

Every company has them, the Steady Eddies and the Blue Flamers. But not every company is smart enough to treat them with the respect they deserve. A company without the right mix of both is not functioning optimally.

 

The Blue Flamer

 

You’ve seen her. Prepared for anything that comes her way; she often has the answer before you’ve even thought of the question. Read More…


Work Life

Ten New Things to Try at Work this Week

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Feeling a little overwhelmed, or worse yet, underwhelmed at work?  Is it time to shake things up, get the creative juices stirring, bring some passion back to your nine-to-five?

Spring is here.  In my northern hometown it’s still a bit chilly (it will dip below freezing again tonight.  Sigh).  But the days are bright and getting longer.  Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs

Temps for vacation coverage Y/N?

Right off the bat let me start by saying, “Yes!  Almost always yes!”  I might be biased because my world is temp-focused, however, there are many advantages to having a temporary employee join your team!

 

“I don’t have time to train”

This is the most common statement I hear. And most of the time it can be correct. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs

Millennials: Can’t live with them… pass the Pomme Frites.

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Millennials are generally defined as “a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000”… As an elder of said generation, I feel it’s important to understand why Gen Y, those born in the 1980’s and 1990’s, is of particular interest in Pop Culture, Marketing and specific to my current thesis, the workplace.pommes-firtes

For a hiring manager, whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen X or even a Millennial yourself, how to motivate, engage and retain the Millennials will be important –It’s not a reason to change your business, your hiring practices or your beliefs but “they” say that millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030… 75 PERCENT of the workforce – that’s a staggering number!  Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs

How to Hire Right

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Making the decision to bring in a new person onto your team is an extremely important decision, especially in our economic times, where you don’t have the budget (or time) for a poor hire.

Done poorly, hiring the wrong person can be an extremely expensive mistake that could set you back months and potentially do long-term damage within your team, to say nothing of the external stakeholders that will be negatively affected. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Up Close & Personal

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

 

As a person that loves to be busy I also love my downtime and try to live my life as balanced as I can. This sense of balance just recently came into my life in my early 30’s as I finally saw the value and extreme importance in working hard but also “letting things go”. Read More…


Up Close & Personal

Please bear with us…

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This week marks the installation of beautiful new cubicles into our office!

Because of this process, our inter-office phone system will be in slight disarray on Thursday and Friday of this week (Nov 21 and 22nd) while we dismantle and remove the existing desks. We ask that you please bear with us during this process. Please feel free to call our main office line 780.758.5888, or email us at careers@rpinc.ca to connect with one of our recruiters. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs

Health and Wellness in the Office

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Savvy employers recognize that the general well-being of employees is important. Employees are your most important asset and taking good care of them is critical to both their success and yours. Providing a positive corporate culture with health and wellness incentives will not only increase employee engagement, but will also promote a healthier workforce.

Money is not the only thing that employees work for—they are also searching for environments that provide flexibility, fun, trust and balance as well as opportunity-rich experiences. Employers need to build in the health and wellness “attraction” factor.

More and more employers are offering their staff health and wellness perks that are of little cost to the employer but enormous incentives to the employee. Read More…


Up Close & Personal

I love this place!

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If you are not having fun, stop doing it! The best companies are fun places to be. They generally demand high performance, hard work and relentless tenacity. But they also encourage laughter, collaboration and intense team commitment.

Having fun at work is good for business because people like doing business with people who are having fun. In other words, figure out what you love and make it happen! These are the things that I love.

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