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Research Briefs – May 2019

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners May 2019          In This Issue… Courage and Coaching The Rising Importance of a National Brand for Organizations – Part 1 Flashback Feature: SwitchPoints: Culture Change on the Fast Track to Business Success        Courage and Coaching Ross Roxburgh, Queen's IRC Facilitator, 2019 For …

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E-News – April 2019

April 2019           Articles       Identifying High Potential Diane Locke, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2019 How do you spot potential? What differentiates a high potential employee from one who has reached a career plateau? Many organizations fall into the trap of relying on past performance as a measure of future potential. Current …

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Research Briefs – April 2019

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Apr 2019          In This Issue… Are You in a Communication Rut? Shift the Pattern, Get Different Results Designing for Collaboration Flashback Feature: Managing the Future: Why Some Ontario Municipalities Are Not Engaging in Succession Planning        Are You in a Communication Rut? Shift …

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E-News – March 2019

March 2019           Articles       Conflict Coaching in the Workplace Kari Boyle, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2019 It is common for employees to seek help from their manager if they are experiencing conflict or relationship challenges in the workplace. What are your options as a manager to respond in a way that …

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Research Briefs – March 2019

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Mar 2019          In This Issue… Fireable Offences Without Defences A Cautionary Tale: 3 Reasons HR Analytics Projects Can Lead to Frustration and Failure Flashback Feature: Downsizing Your Organization? Lessons from the Trenches        Fireable Offences Without Defences Deborah Hudson, Lawyer, Turnpenney Milne LLP, …

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E-News – February 2019

February 2019           Articles       Ghost Sponsors: Is the Sponsor for Your Change Project Missing in Action? Kate Sikerbol, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2018 George was sitting quietly at the back of the room when he suddenly came to life. “But you don’t understand. All this talk about getting ‘sponsors’ on board …

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Research Briefs – February 2019

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Feb 2019          In This Issue… Building Trust and Increasing Employee Engagement in the Workplace Performance Management – Many Possibilities…and Implications Flashback Feature: The Grievance Procedure: The Heart of the Collective Agreement        Building Trust and Increasing Employee Engagement in the Workplace How HR …

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E-News – January 2019

January 2019           Articles       Trending Topics on the IRC Website Stephanie Noel, Queen's IRC Director, 2019 A new and exciting year has begun, and I hope that you are off to a good start. As the Director, it is a good time for me to review what we did in …

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E-News – December 2018

December 2018           Articles       Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again: Restoring Teams After Workplace Investigations Ronald Pizzo, Labour Lawyer, Pink Larkin, 2018 A workplace investigation will not repair dysfunctional workplace relationships. A workplace investigation neither builds bridges, nor resolves interpersonal conflict. In fact, an investigation may make a difficult work …

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E-News – November 2018

November 2018           Articles       5 Questions to Help You “Sell” the Value of HR Jim Harrison, Queen’s IRC Facilitator In the current business environment, it can be very frustrating some days to be an HR professional. In many ways it is like we are living the first line of Charles …

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Research Briefs – November 2018

     Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Nov 2018          In This Issue… Emotional Intelligence: How Leaders Can Use it to Their Advantage FREE E-BOOK: The Easy, Hard & Tough Work of Managing Change Flashback Feature: Med-Arb: A Viable Dispute Resolution Alternative        Emotional Intelligence: How Leaders Can Use it …

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E-News – October 2018

  October 2018           Articles       Dealing with Difficult Behaviours (Rather Than Difficult People) Kari Boyle, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2018 In the Queen’s IRC Strategies for Workplace Conflicts course, we start by asking participants what they would particularly like help with in their workplace. A common response is “difficult / high …

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Research Briefs – October 2018

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Oct 2018          In This Issue… The Rising Importance of a National Brand for Organizations – Part 2 The Talent Gap – Is it Reality or Fiction? Flashback Feature: Unions and Workplace Smoking Policy        The Rising Importance of a National Brand for Organizations …

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E-News – September 2018

September 2018           Articles       3 Bad Habits that Impede Successful Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Joan Sabott, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2018 A habit can be defined as a “usual manner of behavior.” But what I know about conflict is that there is often nothing “usual” about it. What happens to …

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E-News – August 2018

August 2018           Articles       Ghost Sponsors: Is the Sponsor for Your Change Project Missing in Action? Kate Sikerbol, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2018 George was sitting quietly at the back of the room when he suddenly came to life. “But you don’t understand. All this talk about getting ‘sponsors’ on board …

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Research Briefs – August 2018

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Aug 2018          In This Issue… The Rising Importance of a National Brand for Organizations – Part 1 Workplace Harassment After #MeToo Flashback Feature: Union Beliefs and Attitudes of Canadian Workers: An Econometric Analysis        The Rising Importance of a National Brand for Organizations …

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E-News – July 2018

July 2018           Articles       A Cautionary Tale: 3 Reasons HR Analytics Projects Can Lead to Frustration and Failure Jim Harrison, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2018   Nothing frustrates me more than to see the expertise, experience and time of HR professionals wasted. And in today’s working environment, I see frustration and …

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E-News – June 2018

June 2018           Articles       Emotional Intelligence: How Leaders Can Use it to Their Advantage Linda Allen-Hardisty, M.Ed., B.Ed., PCC, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 2018 Ever catch yourself thinking, “Why did I just say that?” or “I didn’t handle that discussion as well as I could have.” We are all human and …

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E-News – May 2018

May 2018           Articles       Best Practices for the Union-Management Relationship in the Workplace Gary T. Furlong, Queen's IRC Facilitator, 2017 These are challenging times for public-sector finances, private-sector growth in a sputtering economy, and hard conversations at the collective bargaining table. With so many issues on the macro level, we …

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Research Briefs – May 2018

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners May 2018          In This Issue… The Talent Gap — Is it Reality or Fiction? The Golden Years: The Aging Workforce and Human Rights Matters Flashback Feature: Human Resources as a Source of Competitive Advantage        The Talent Gap — Is it Reality or …

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E-News – April 2018

April 2018           Articles       5 Questions to Help You “Sell” the Value of HR Jim Harrison, Queen’s IRC Facilitator In the current business environment, it can be very frustrating some days to be an HR professional. In many ways it is like we are living the first line of Charles …

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Research Briefs – March 2018

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Mar 2018          In This Issue… The HR Professional's Role in Building Organizational Success The Paradox of Leadership: Cooperating to Compete, Following to Lead Flashback Feature: Negotiations: Why Do We Do It Like We Do?        The HR Professional's Role in Building Organizational Success …

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Research Briefs – April 2018

   Bringing Practitioner-Focused Research to People Management Practitioners Apr 2018          In This Issue… Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Costly Conduct Designing for Collaboration Flashback Feature: An Evaluation of Employee Involvement Initiatives in Canada        Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Costly Conduct Deborah Hudson, Lawyer, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP As media scrutiny over …

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E-News – March 2018

  March 2018           Articles       Workplace Restoration Q&A with Anne Grant Cathy Sheldrick, Queen’s IRC Marketing Assistant, 2018 Queen’s IRC sat down with Anne Grant, the facilitator for our new Workplace Restoration program, to find out more about the topic and the program. In the interview, Anne shares her experience …

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