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Happy 2016!!  We are back!! Thank you to all of you who supported us while we took a breakto complete an exciting labout relations initiative where work with other cients would have been considered a conflict of interest.  We value your support!!

We are looking forward to bringing you an exciting year of content in 2016.  We have our ideas and would love to hear yours.  If you have a request for blog topics, are interested in being featured as a guest blogger, or simply have an HR question, please contact us at info@hrblueprints.com

Look for our latest article later this week.

For more details about our services and expertise visit our Website

 

Start Spreading The News! HR Blueprints Heads to New York This Fall!

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The flights and rooms are booked and we’re ready to go! On September 26th, HR Blueprints will be providing a full day seminar at the 4 Points Sheraton Soho in Manhattan.

We are looking forward to sharing cutting edge HR strategies with organizations and HR professionals to our neighbours across the border.

Join us for all or any of the following education sessions designed to help you make your workplace more productive and your workforce more engaged!  Book 2 or more sessions and save!!!  REGISTER

0730 to 0930Boomers and Xers and Y’s, Oh My! (breakfast included)

There are currently four distinct generations in the workplace, each with a unique style and different needs and values.  This can create misunderstandings, conflict and strife in organizations. Learn how your organization can forge a strong and cohesive team across the generations.  Learn how generational diversity can be leveraged to create a more engaged workplace.  Learn about policies and practices that will attract younger generations as well as benefit and recognize more seasoned employees.

1000 to 1200Leveraging Flexible Work Arrangements to Drive Productivity (lunch included)

Employees are demanding work-life balance.  Employers want to do more with less.  But are these two concepts really in opposition to one another?

Learn about solutions that create more value for organizations, customers and employees.  Learn the underlying research, how these concepts can be applied in any organization, and how to positively impact the bottom line by being more flexible.

1200 to 1300Lunch (attendees from the 1030 or 1330 session invited to join us)

1300 to 1500Bias Free Selection – Screen For Talent (lunch included)

We may miss the best candidate simply because of our pre-conceived notions. In a business culture that is increasingly becoming diverse and vibrant, it becomes apparent that we cannot afford to turn down a world-class candidate because of their name, color or ethnicity. It’s time we consciously try to set our differences and perceptions apart to hire the best talent to our organizations.  Learn how to screen for talent to select the very best person for your workplace without bias.

1530 to 1730Behavioural Based Interviewing (snacks and refreshments included)

Is your organization struggling to find the right fit for your vacant roles?  Do you use your ‘gut’ when hiring only to be disappointed by the results?  Are you tired of paying the enormous cost associated with bad hires?  Learn the scientific foundation of this technique and how to leverage it in your organization.  Learn how to involve this technique into your existing selection processes to save time and money.

HR Blueprints July Newsletter

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Upcoming Webinar

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Join us on July 19th at 3:30pm for a presentation by Susan Haywood on Building Strong Multigenerational Teams.

There are currently four distinct generations in the workplace, each with a unique style and different needs and values. This can create misunderstandings, conflict and strife in organizations. From the Millenniums to the Boomers, we will cover the attributes common with each of these groups as well as what organizations can do to leverage these unique characteristics to their advantage.

You will learn:

  • How your organization can forge a strong and cohesive team across the generations.
  • How generational diversity can be leveraged to create a more engaged workplace.
  • Policies and practices that will attract younger generations as well as benefit and recognize more seasoned employees. 


Register here to secure your spot for this informative, free webinar!


Working in the Capital Wrap Up

WIC_Show-PageTime flies when you’re having fun!

We have completed our five episode pilot of Working in the Capital with Susan Haywood.

The program covered various employment topics such as  ‘Downsizing- Sizing up Your Options’, ‘Win-Win Interviewing’, and ‘Youth Employment Strategies’ all from a perspective that was informative for both the employer and employee audience. Each episode included two guest experts, sharing their insights on pertinent employment topics as well as an opportunity for viewers to call in with their questions and comments for discussion.

We would like to sincerely thank all our guest experts, viewers and the phenomenal team at Rogers for their support in making the program such a success!

Portions of the episodes will be available on our website in the weeks to come. Stay tuned!

The program will also rerun throughout the summer. For episode details and rerun times, visit  Rogers TV


Article of the Month

The concept of building effective work teams is not new to organizations. The team model is complex although when done well the results can be exceptional for productivity, innovation and employee engagement. Growing an effective multigenerational team requires some additional considerations.

This months article discusses suggestions on how leaders can effectively leverage all generations in the workplace.

Article Link


Blueprint of the Month

When working with multigenerational teams we need to understand the key drivers for each group. Studies show that Baby Boomers want teamwork, Generation Xers want independence, and Millennials want more responsibility.

How can we provide an environment that addresses all of these key drivers?

Shifting the responsibilities and tasks between these groups through delegation can be the answer to everyone’s needs!

Boomers are known for creating the ‘workoholic’ concept and are now starting to see that this is not the only way to attain success. By reducing the responsibilities owned by Boomers we can lighten their workload and provide the much needed balance they crave.

By preparing Generation Xers for their next role through self directed learning and increasing the autonomy of the tasks assigned, we will address their concerns for more independence.

Finally, by providing Millennials with more opportunities to contribute we can address their desire for more responsibility while relieving the workload from other groups.

Utilizing delegation as demonstrated above can be a very valuable tool and we encourage you to give it a try!

Remember that accountability of all parties and timely feedback is essential for success. Happy delegating!


News From the HR Blueprints Team

The month of June was certainly a busy one for the HR Blueprints team!

Katrina Waples, Talent Strategist at HR Blueprints has spent the last 6 weeks in the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Center Mentor to Mentor program as a mentor and facilitator. Katrina was recognized by the OCCSC and Integrated Resources Canada with a certificate of competency. This certificate is presented to mentors when they successfully assist their mentees in attaining employment that is aligned to their skills and abilities. Way to go Katrina!

Sue and Myles 2Preparation for the 2012 Army Run is underway for Sue Haywood!

Sue hopes to break the 2 hour mark on the half marathon distance. The Army Run raises funds for Soldier On, a non-profit organization that supports injured veterans
with both picking up the pieces of their lives and filling in the gaps that public agencies do not address.

NatalieFitness is no stranger to the HR Blueprints family…even the extended members! Katrina’s sister, Natalie Waples, is a figure competitor and IFBB pro. Check her out in the July issue of Oxygen magazine. You continue to inspire us Natalie!!




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Upcoming Virtual Conference Presentation on Building Multigenerational Teams

We are excited to announce that Susan Haywood will be hosting a virtual presentation on July 19th at 3:30pm to discuss how organizations can build effective mutligenerational teams.

There are currently 4 generations in the workplace.  This can be an incredible asset to your organization or a complete disaster.  How can your organization forge a strong and cohesive team across the generations? What policies and practices will attract the younger generations and also benefit and recognize your more seasoned employees?

Learn about the underlying social aspects that form the lens by which each generation looks at the workplace.  Gain an understanding about the challenges of a multigenerational workplace and learn effective management techniques to use with each generation to engage, motivate and ensure performance and growth.

Sign up for this free Virtual Conference presentation at HR.com


Working in the Capital Airs Live this Monday at 8pm on Rogers TV- Channel 22

See the episode guide for details!

http://rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=12&rid=4&sid=4873

Our Keys to Success

Highly-Qualified and Experienced ResourcesHR Blueprints has assigned a consultant with just the right combination of expertise and track record to ensure that the NCC obtains the highest quality outcomes from the project.  Susan Haywood is extremely familiar with the needs of organizations like the NCC, and has been involved with the implementation of similar initiatives.  Susan is backed by a team of consultants with unparalleled background.

Methodologies that Yield High Quality Value-added ResultsOver the years, we have developed methodologies that deliver high quality value-added results.  For example, we incorporate into our approach proven interview protocols and questionnaires for the interviews.  These tools have shown themselves to be effective and will produce results that the client can build upon to provide a more inclusive, fair and engaging work environment for its employees.

HR expertise – HR Blueprints offers in-depth expertise and a long track record in human resource solutions.  With extensive experience in the field, we are Thought Leaders.  In addition to our professional careers, we also provide strategic advice to not-for-profit organizations on a pro bono basis including the YMCA (assisting internationally trained individuals entering the Canadian labour market), Humane Society and Human Resources Professionals Association (Ottawa Chapter).

Skills building and knowledge transfer – Our goal is to build knowledge and skill in every organization with whom we work.  We will increase the internal capability of the NCC and it’s industry members with every project as we ensure your employees can apply, maintain and enhance the frameworks and strategies developed in the future.

About Human Resource Blueprints

Human Resource Blueprints is a newly formed consulting firm comprised of seasoned HR consulting professionals who have come together to offer clients an unparalleled level of expertise, service, and value for money.   We are able to do this as we have eliminated the costly overhead that burdens large firms, and have formulated our operation with a customer service focus to ensure we are able to deliver the service we know clients deserve.

Expertise

We have expertise with corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and crown corporations, sector councils, not-for-profit, and small start-up organizations.  We have worked in Canada, Europe, Asia, the United States, Middle East, Caribbean, and Africa.  We are Thought Leaders, mentors, experts, and problem solvers in all matters related to human resources (HR).  Our expertise is demonstrated in our track record.  We design HR strategies for business success.

 

Practicality

We pride ourselves on realistic, manageable, and practical solutions that optimize the benefit to the client.  We know that cumbersome implementations are never sticky, meaning they are never accepted and adapted by the end user.  We design and plan blueprints for success that are easy to use and offer a real benefit to the organization.  This dramatically simplifies the change management plans required and increases the desire amongst secondary stakeholders to adapt to the solution.

 

Innovation

We are a relatively young group of professionals that embrace new solutions.  We constantly research new innovations, best practices, and unique techniques to ensure our clients benefit from the latest cutting edge practices.  This increases the number and variety of solutions were are able to create.

 

Value

We operate a lean and efficient organization.  We know that savings we create in our own environment can be passed on to clients and keep our rates competitive.  We work in an environment that allows us to work efficiently and that fosters creativity.  This increases the outputs we create in both quality and quantity thus saving the client again in terms of the time it takes us to produce the high quality deliverables our clients demand.  Lower rates and less effort means real savings to our clients.