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CEO Don Streuber of Bison Transport on the Long haul ‘family’

John McFerran

Every employee is a spoke in the wheel at Bison Transport

This spring, Bison Transport became a five-time grand prize winner of the National Fleet Safety Award (an unparalleled industry achievement) and was recognized as one of the Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association. Yet, as impressive as the accolades that Bison continues to amass, the company simply views it as business as usual.

Don’t let meet become four-letter word at work

Colleen Coates

Such a disruption is rarely welcomed by employees and managers during a busy workday, as most of us view meetings as a largely unproductive but necessary evil. But is it possible to actually enjoy meetings? Absolutely.

A 2010 post in the Harvard Business Review went so far as to suggest that some of us secretly love meetings for three main reasons: 1) we enjoy an occasion for social contact; 2) they keep us in the loop; and 3) being invited represents status (“I’m important”) and that our opinion is valued.

Don’t panic going into job search

Colleen Coates

Whether you are looking for a new job, a better job or simply any job that will help make ends meet, it’s important to come up with an effective strategy to ensure your hunt goes smoothly.

It may be tempting to throw yourself into a “no rock left unturned” frenzy of sending out resumés, filling out applications and answering online job postings. Yet, it is essential not to panic and instead clarify your career goals, focus your job search and develop a strategy for presenting yourself as the best qualified and most desirable candidate.

Job Enrichment: Solutions for retaining ‘X’ and ‘Y’

People First

No matter the sector, businesses are always seeking ways to retain and motivate their employers.  The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers knows its members are no different.  In the April edition of their magazine, the CAAR Communicator, they address some important considerations for businesses to keep in mind.  Looking for an expert option, the Association approached our own Colleen Coates, National Practice Leader Total Compensation to provide her insights on the topic.

“To sum up,” says Coates, “organizations need to focus on talent management strategies to ensure that employee engagement thrives.”

Read the full article here.