So it’s true – I have a hate on for HR. I find it cringe worthy. To the point that I often find myself avoiding answering what I do in new social settings such as networking events and conferences. Yes, I know that it’s somewhat odd considering I run an HR company. I even ran a workshop on eradicating the HR department just last week at the Gathering. And I agree – bold move as it relates to my business development tactics.Read More
By: Carrie Beckett
Today is “It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day” – which essentially means Bell will contribute 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives for every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and use of the Snapchat geofilter. It’s a pretty cool initiative to see and we are definitely loving how the conversation is evolving to erase stigma.Read More
By: Audrey Schmidt
It’s been 27 years since my last orientation. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been part of the delivery of orientations as I added new members to my team, but in 27 years I have not had to start over again from square one. Sure, I was afforded many opportunities to learn and be promoted at Manitoba Hydro but the stability of the same company never made it feel that different.
So here I am. “Old” enough to retire (based on tenure) but definitely not ready to. I’m working remotely and in another time zone. And did I mention I’m Michelle’s mom? Sounds like quite the experiment doesn’t it?Read More
At Elevated, we tend to work with a lot of companies that have family members and/or good friends working inside the organization. When I was an HR executive I would have fought hard against nepotism but as a business owner – I get it. I totally get it. I’ve done it. I’ve totally failed at it…and I’m definitely going to do it again.
So why do business owners hire friends and family?
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