First of all, hi! Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here and I can’t wait to connect, share, and grow with you all in the coming months. I’ve had numerous conversations recently about finding purpose in your work. It’s a hot topic (undoubtedly holding its spot in the future of work as 9 out 10 employees currently prioritize purpose over money… Keep Reading
Straddling the employee experience and the philanthropy budget
What is your company doing to give back? Corporations are increasingly realizing that CSR or corporate social responsibility is as much a priority as any other involvement that the business has with its customers and community. It’s not that companies themselves are reluctant to give back, but historically those initiatives have been either piecemeal or have really been thought of… Keep Reading
WholeHearted x Accor
If you’ve been following us on social media platforms, you’ve probably seen us celebrate the launch of the Meetings With Purpose program in partnership with Accor and Fairmont Hotels across Canada. With a background in events and hospitality, one of our first initiatives at WholeHearted was to develop an offering that would help elevate the agenda of meeting planners. With… Keep Reading
The New Way Of Giving
When you think about giving back, what comes to mind? For many, it likely looks like a home build, a cheque presentation, or an afternoon spent serving a warm meal to those experiencing homelessness. While all three of these forms of giving are important, there are also so many other ways we can make a difference. I’ve spoken to numerous… Keep Reading
Thoughts about business, from motherhood.
This post is a little bit different. This month has been a little bit different. It’s been a heavy one, don’t you think? It seems every time we turn on the television, open a social media app, or tune into a radio show, there is another devastating story being covered. I have to admit, it feels odd to share upbeat,… Keep Reading
Leading Through Change
February was a big month. It was Black History Month, Lunar New Year, World Cancer Day, Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Pink Shirt Day, and Nonprofit Sector Appreciation Week (in Ontario), among others. There’s been a whole lot of news to consume (some positive, and some devastating), there’s also been progress towards a return to “normal”, yet still a lot of… Keep Reading
Setting Your Company Apart with Modernized Benefits
With the shift to remote and hybrid work, the talent acquisition landscape has changed drastically as well. Attracting and retaining talent is now more competitive than ever and leaders are required to think more holistically about their compensation plans and employee value propositions. Research published by LinkedIn shows that 72% of recruiting leaders worldwide agreed that employer brand has a… Keep Reading
Curiosity, Networks, and Purpose. Lessons from 2021.
I think I can speak for most when I say 2021 has been a wild ride. It seems like just a few months ago we were reflecting back on 2020 – a year that forever changed workplace dynamics. It’s been 12 months already since that time of reflection. 12 months of growing, learning, and adapting. Here are some of our… Keep Reading
Small Gestures. Big Impact.
If you’ve been following along on social, you probably saw a recent experience designed for a group as part of their offsite programming (we called this the Elves Workshop!). The leader of this group continues to impress us because not only does their company have a variety of donation matching and volunteer programs in place, she also makes a conscious… Keep Reading
Giveback to get better results with your team
Damn, it feels good to be a part of something. There’s a science behind it actually, and for much of the employee experience, it’s absent. Enter, WholeHearted. When you think back to the times when your employer has made a contribution to the community, it generally falls into one of two categories: My employer made a financial donation, or We… Keep Reading
Making Space: Setting the Stage for Good Work
Out of an effort to eradicate Friday pizza lunches, and reinvent what it means to come together as a team, came an incredible idea (cough *humble brag* cough). What if we brought people together, for a ‘mini university of sorts on how to declutter their space, provided tools to execute the learnings, and then gave the gift of time –… Keep Reading
Serving Specific Needs: Inclusive and Progressive Youth Programming in Toronto
Jonathan John is the founder and Executive Director of Youth Rising Above. His background will make you feel like you need to do more to nurture future leaders and will inspire compassion in you that you didn’t know you had. At least that’s what it did to us. We are grateful for people like Jonathan John. This organization seemed unique… Keep Reading
Leaders Need to Communicate
While we saw many businesses make changes to their organizations to protect their cash flow through the pandemic, we’re now feeling the effects of first-time remote workplaces and it’s time to crown a new king: communication. Although some had already mastered the digital workplace, the concept is new for many companies who had to quickly adapt for the health and… Keep Reading
See ya later, branded merch.
There’s a time and a place for a branded company t-shirt, and it’s not in your gifting strategy or employee recognition program. Same with the funky, colourful branded socks, and the leftover branded water bottles from last year’s company conference. This stuff has all had it’s time, and yes – some employees will need branded shirts from time to time… Keep Reading
5 Questions with…
Employer brand is the difference between leaders who have a vision for the full life cycle of their employees. The Employer Brand Shop is a boutique recruitment marketing and employer brand agency located in Kitchener, Canada. Their team helps organizations around the world attract and engage talent using creative marketing strategies and strong employee value propositions (EVP). Defined by The… Keep Reading