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Unethical Behaviour in Non-Profit Organizations: Should Non-Profit Leaders be Held to a Higher Standard?

Unethical Behaviour in Non-Profit Organizations: Should Non-Profit Leaders be Held to a Higher Standard?

Non-profits and those who lead them are often held in high regard by the public, partly because they have chosen to dedicate themselves to working for the public good rather than profit-making. Due to the nature of non-profit work, being part of a non-profit's Executive leadership team evokes a lot of trust from the internal and external community; but with great trust comes great...

An Homage to my ‘sister-wife’: What Real Woman Empowerment Looks Like

An Homage to my ‘sister-wife’: What Real Woman Empowerment Looks Like

As an HR Professional/Consultant , I pride myself on practising what I preach, walking the talk and I publicly list my values as “Transparent, Accountable and Agile” . I lead with vulnerability and authenticity, both professionally and personally. I thought it was time to share this story: So, this is our 32-year love story Dawn Astrid Watkins Tsergas. Thank you for letting me share it,...

Why HR is more important than ever – During and Post-Pandemic

Why HR is more important than ever – During and Post-Pandemic

HR has always been an integral part of any sound, healthy organization. HR professionals heavily contribute to a company’s culture: If your HR team is not up to speed with what is relevant today, or worse, contributes to any toxicity or uncertainty in your organization, your employees will be discouraged, they will lack motivation and will likely be less inclined to consult HR for help (whether...

Human Resources: Mental health support is the ‘new normal’

Human Resources: Mental health support is the ‘new normal’

Before COVID-19, it was estimated that 1 in 5 Canadian workers would experience a mental health issue severe enough to impact their job performance at some point in their working lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the physical, mental and emotional well-being of many Canadians, and as the pandemic and resulting lockdowns continue, concerns regarding employee mental health are...

Holiday Party and Office Etiquette: Virtual or Otherwise

Holiday Party and Office Etiquette: Virtual or Otherwise

You would think that inappropriate work jokes or comments would by now be a thing of the past. Think again. Sadly, they are not. It’s never okay to make indecent jokes or engage in a rendition of a funny (to you, maybe) inappropriate personal story about the time you went to a strip joint; however, with the holidays upon us and our virtual parties in full swing, now might be a good time for a...

Should your Business be open during Lockdown?

Should your Business be open during Lockdown?

If you are struggling to make sense of the grey areas of Ontario’s new colour-coded COVID-19 response framework, you are not alone. With Toronto entering the “Grey Zone” and the Lockdown officially upon us, many local business owners remain unclear as to whether their business is deemed “essential” or “nonessential.” The Government of Ontario recently updated its COVID-19 Response Framework and...

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