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!


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Our Blog

We hear a lot about work environments not conducive to productive work despite the proper pre-employment due diligence. So what characteristics contribute toward an office being “poisonous”, why is that a problem and how do we avoid becoming one? A…

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Top Compensation Consultant, Top Compensation Consultant in Toronto

The second in our series on Pay in Private Companies written with our partner and long time collaborator Kieran O’Reilly of Flintlock Consulting. Private companies are notoriously well …private, about pay practices. They are not required to disclose that information…

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Top HR Consultant, Best Compensation Consultant

“… There is no objective economic case for not considering a candidate who has been out of work for a while. …excluding them out of hand is a form of prejudice …..” says Professor Cappelli; The Wharton School of Business…

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Pierre Cléroux, chief economist for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) said in Canada’s Globe and Mail even last year that Canada’s small and medium-sized companies must find ways to adapt to worker shortage which was the “new norm”…

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Our blog today is written with Julie Holden, Principal – Holden & Associates Consulting Inc. who works with employers to navigate workplace absence, disability management and mental health. She is a Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor and can be…

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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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