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Sidecar Perspectives: Strategic Planning For Long-Term Results. Sometimes It Starts By Saying "No"

Published: 10/14/2015 10:07:00 AM - Author: Janice Wooster
The Sidecar Perspectives series of experience-based business stories is named for the place where I do some of my best reflective thinking - in a motorcycle sidecar on the open road.

In many organizations there is an expectation you will say "yes" more often than "no" if you want to be seen as someone who is on-board and driving innovation and results. Saying yes and grasping the opportunity is how things get done - at least that was always my experience.

Which Comes First: The Salary Increase or Great Performance?

Published: 10/9/2015 12:13:00 PM - Author: Janice Wooster, CHRL
A question posed by someone in a recent training session concerned me greatly, and unfortunately, it’s not the first time I’ve heard a version of this. She asked, “what’s the point of evaluating performance when we haven’t had a salary increase in two years? Some of my colleagues feel they no longer have to work as hard if they’re not getting an increase each year.”

Sidecar Perspectives: The Salary Dance

Published: 10/1/2015 10:35:00 AM - Author: Janice Wooster, CHRL
The Sidecar Perspectives series of experience-based business stories is named for the place where I do some of my best reflective thinking - in a motorcycle sidecar on the open road.

“Please forward your resume, along with salary requirements, to .....”

Crazy Career Limiting Moves - You've Got the Job, Now Let's See You Keep It

Published: 9/19/2015 12:49:00 PM - Author: Janice Wooster
As both an HR professional and consultant I’ve had years of experience seeing people who know how to ace an interview only go on to shoot themselves in the foot because they don’t apply some of those same principles once in the job.

Online Recruitment Tools - Roadblocks to Creativity and Innovation?

Published: 8/18/2015 12:16:00 PM - Author: Janice Wooster
I get it, as HR professionals we’re trained to understand that past behaviour (and past work experience) is the best predictor of future behaviour and success. At face value I don’t disagree with this approach. But here’s the catch.

One Incredible Year!

Published: 8/13/2015 12:10:00 PM - Author: Janice Wooster
Ever had one – always wanted one? I know someone who created one amazing year. She was determined that her 35th year would be memorable, and was it ever!

Independent Consulting - Conspiracy, Partnerships and Forgiveness

Published: 7/17/2015 12:09:00 PM - Author: Janice Wooster
I’m often contacted by people who know someone in my network who has directed them to me for advice on beginning their own consulting practice.

So, if you’re thinking about setting up your own practice, here are just a few tips you may want to consider:

The Departure Lounge - How To Exit Gracefully

Published: 4/17/2015 7:01:00 AM - Author: Janice Wooster
The worst has happened – for whatever reason you’ve just been terminated. Face to face with this difficult reality there is the first rush of emotions – fear, embarrassment, confusion - which may then quickly morph to indignation and anger - then to concern about how you will tell your family - and for those tortured few who felt it coming for a while, there may also be a sense of welcome relief.

And then the inevitable question – what do I do now?

Corporate Culture ... The View From My Petri Dish

Published: 3/17/2015 7:00:00 AM - Author: Janice Wooster
When writing my recent blog on corporate values, I spoke of the connection between values and culture. A symbiotic relationship if ever there was one. But, what does it really mean to have a culture? Some shared interests and preferences, sure, but an actual culture?

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