Our team has extensive experience from both working in major companies and consulting to them. Our aim is to harness and distill that capability into approaches and techniques to help clients address people challenges speedily and affordably. Our “Resource Archive” below provides both insight to our approach and philosophy and hopefully helpful advice and all in one place!


You can use the Search Bar below but be very precise on word selection as every article or blog containing that word will appear in the search results. To research a topic, an article or date of publication use the Tags, Category or Archive groupings in the sidebar to help narrow your search. Next to the sidebar and at the bottom of the page you will find our latest blogs and publications. You may also want to follow our critique of the monthly Strategic Capability Network presentations in the Canadian HR Reporter

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Our Blog

Top HR Consultant, To Executive Compensation Consultant, Online Surveys

Joey was not unhappy with his salary but admitted to occasional internet grazing in order to “pay shop” similar jobs to his own. This is how he discovered “The Mining Pay Survey”. The site invited miners to enter their pay…

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Top Executive Compensation Consultant, Best M&A advice, Top Succession Advisor in Oakville

How many times have you heard someone say or have asked “What’s best practice?” We all strive to achieve it based on an assumption that it will create competitive advantage but of course if everyone adopted the so called best…

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Mergers, Soft Due DIligence, HR Consulting, HR Synergy

This blog has been written with our partner Don Hilton at Distinct Capital Partners an independent investment bank that provides value-added mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory services both in Canada and internationally. Once a merger or similar transaction gets under…

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Incentives, Change in Control, Soft Due Diligence

This blog has been written with our partner Don Hilton at Distinct Capital Partners an independent investment bank that provides value-added mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory services both in Canada and internationally and was Inspired by an article written by…

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Business Analytics, Change Management, Business Performance, Incentive Planning

As interest rates continue to rise with stock prices and business values falling, owners and shareholders are going to be examining performance which typically means raising targets and increasing incentives to motivate extra effort. However, is that the best way…

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Published Articles

Sustainable workforce, Re-inventing HR, HR consulting, Small Business Management Consulting

For HR to be a meaningful contributor to business strategy, it will have to evolve. Currently, the function appears to be content with waning influence, as it bears the burden of increasing compliance and process; and the longer it submits,…

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Mobility Management, Expatriate Management, Global Talent Management

Mobile employees are often used by organizations to effect international growth, to be headquarters’ “mind and management”, to transfer culture and values and conduct technical troubleshooting. However, companies have traditionally failed to invest in their mobile employees to the same…

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Executive Pay in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation, Executive Incentives, Stock Options for Mining Executives

We provide compensation advice to the mining industry and during the downturn we were encouraging clients not to undertake comparisons of pay with their peers in the industry. What would be the point? They were likely to discover that compensation…

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pay and culture, values, employee engagement

This blog is co-authored with Anna Abgaryan a consultant at The Human Well who advises clients on effective pay systems in multiple industries. Reward programs should support business strategy right? But how many organizations have we seen stray from this…

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Millennials, Millennials ad Pay, Culture and values

For those who have been away there is a significant change taking place in the workforce that you may have missed. A generational transition is underway introducing new values to the workplace creating a seismic shift in culture and the…

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