Part three of my interview series with HRD was on the topic of Remote Work, including some take-aways from my experience and advice I would give to other HR professionals. The article 'Can remote workers teach your staff a lesson?' shares my answers. Click the link to read the full article!
Recently I was interviewed by HRD regarding Fibernetics company culture - a topic many companies are focusing on lately. This interview was a follow up to the first article I was featured in titled HR in the hot seat. So, what makes for outstanding culture anyways? Head on over to Why outstanding culture makes a difference to… Continue reading An interview with HRD
When I returned home from nearly 5 months of travelling abroad one of the first things I did was throw on my favourite pair of jeans. I didn't pack them because temperatures in Asia were over 30 degrees Celsius and I'd be stuck carrying them around for months. So on my first day back home… Continue reading Remote weight. Balancing the scale.
== Applying. It took me a while before I actually filled out the type form online. I tested out how people felt about the program for a while by bringing up remote year in conversation to see their reactions. I needed to know if my friends had a positive opinion and if my family would… Continue reading Remote Year Reflections.
It's hard to believe that it's been nearly one year from the date I first applied to Remote Year. I also can't believe it's been 21 months since I last published an article on LinkedIn, but who's counting. This gap in article posts is clearly a result of not making it a priority of mine… Continue reading Remote Year – Time – Perspective
The company I work for, Fibernetics, was nominated as finalists for both the Canadian HR Champion (CEO) and Best Employer Branding awards at the 2015 Canadian HR Awards. We walked away the winners of the Award for Best Employer Branding that year and it was a celebration I'll always remember for the rest of my HR… Continue reading HR in the hot seat
This is a controversial topic that many people have asked me about, so in my interview with the fabulous Zoe Weiner I discuss some tips for staying on your A game. Make the right pitch. Keep up with your commitments. Schedule a weekly update meeting. Ask how you can improve. Cop to your mistakes. Keep your conversations… Continue reading Remote Productivity
Recently I had the luxury of travelling around the world as a participant in the Remote Year program, and it was an experience I wish I had done a long time ago. The only catch was, I continued to work during my travels and learned to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle. Now, I know what… Continue reading Remote Desks
It’s been awhile since I had a moment to get to posting a blog. I am hoping that this isn’t a pattern for me. The moment we got back home we renovated two rooms in our house (just because), traveled to see family and friends, and the program that we are a part of just took off on us which was great! We are in the process of meeting all 30 students to see how we can help them in their next chapter of their careers.
But I wanted to make sure that we keep our eye on Amanda as she just finished month 2 of her Remote Year life to see what she has been up to, what she is learning, and of course where she is and her adventures.
For the month of March, Amanda left Malaysia and flew off to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She let…
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I will let you know that I am in no way affiliated nor do I sell for Remote Year. I looked into this program and it wasn’t for me but I have a friend who did get accepted into their 4 month program and I thought it would be cool to interview her monthly and follow along with her journey with Remote Year. This will allow everyone to get an in-depth view on what she is doing with the program and to see if it right for you. There are several companies such as this that exist and you can click on this link to look into others:
Remote Year “brings together communities of interesting professionals, entrepreneurs, and freelancers from across the globe to spend a year working, traveling, and exploring 12 cities around the world.” (This was taken off of the Remote Year website.)
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On February 28, 2017 I had the pleasure of touring the Mindvalley office space and hearing a speech from their CEO, Vishen Lakhiani along with four other guest speakers. Each with their own message to share, the audience was left feeling motivated and inspired. The lineup Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of Mindvalley Kenneth Ho, CEO of… Continue reading Mindvalley
The open office dilemma doesn't exist here. We've watched and participated in the movement towards more open concept offices with the hopes of encouraging our people to become more collaborative, engaged, and connected. But something went wrong. People have become distracted, working from coffee shops instead to make up for lost productivity. I too am guilty… Continue reading RY Workspace