Timely Insights

  • Building a better workforce . . .
Most companies like to think their employees are satisfied with their jobs and motivated to do their best work. ProfitXtra says that the 50 firms on their Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada ranking this year know it to be true.
By following their winning HR practices - from removing the CEO's office door to bankrolling beer-tasting trips to Europe - they claim that you can dramatically ratchet up your employee-engagement levels.

  • Secrets of Canada's best bosses . . .
While you’re there visiting with ProfitXtra, check this out. High employee engagement isn't just a warm-and-fuzzy, feel-good achievement. As the experiences of four of the Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada show, you can greatly improve your financial performance by understanding what your staff wants and working with them to meet their needs.
Here are the tools, tactics and strategies they used to improve engagement and the bottom line.

  •  Quotable Quotes . . .
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."    -- Charles R. Swindoll

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."      -- Sir Winston Churchill

"Problems cannot be resolved from the same level of consciousness that created them”
-- A Einstein

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” –- Margaret Meade

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I have."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." -- Golda Meir

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." -- Lucille Ball