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Don't Let Workplace Attire Guidelines Wear Thin

I’ll be honest, I am very much enjoying the beautiful summer we are experiencing. Long, sunny days that stretch right out to relaxing evenings without too many of our typical Manitoba mosquitoes. As well, I see much less traffic on my drive to work, because so many people are on vacation. Aaaah, summer is so much more relaxing.

Yet, the word "relaxing" can also be a problem in a summer workplace. There are often issues that can arise from employees who take the summer dress code a bit too far — in other words, they are simply too "relaxed" and that is negatively impacting their colleagues as well as the corporate professional image.

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Absenteeism costs more than just money

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder.

There are no two ways about it, but most of us are great fans of summer… sunny days, barbecues, long evenings, and opportunities for rest and relaxation. Yet, at the same time, it can be a difficult time for small businesses to juggle all the employee vacation schedules.

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Province Appoints New Chair of Manitoba Women's Advisory Council

Barbara Bowes has been appointed the chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC), Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, the minister responsible for the status of women, announced today.

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Workplace Investigations – Don’t Go at Them Alone!

Recent movements throughout North America have provided a voice to employees that are being listened to for the benefit of all. Allegation, Speculation, Fraud, Misconduct, Inappropriate Behaviour, Disorderly conduct, Unacceptable policies, Harassment are all words that have suddenly become more common in the workplace and must be taken seriously. Whether employees are in a non-profit, unionized, private or workplace, the possibility of having a complaint brought forward by an employee or a group is a reality, and companies must be well equipped to act accordingly.

In enters, the workplace investigation.

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Manitoba’s Newest Family Enterprise Advisor™

Meet Lisa Cefali, B. Comm. (Hons), FEA, Partner, Strategic Development & Executive Search at Legacy Bowes Group who recently obtained her designation as a Family Enterprise Advisor™ from the Ivey Business School – University of Western Ontario. She joins a group of only 3 others in the Province of Manitoba, with this designation! As a Family Enterprise Advisor™, she is now well equipped, with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, to further assist clients in the various areas of the Family Enterprise that require a broader and more holistic approach to understanding the people dynamics of the organization – Owners, Family, Cousins, and non - family member employees all working together under one roof!

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