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Graffiti Removal & Reporting

Did you know; 1. The quickest way to report a “graffiti” incident is to call 902.490.5016 and you will be assigned an incident number for your file. 2. Graffiti incidents can also be reported, online, on the Halifax Police website, which will generate and email you a report confirmation and incident number. It should be noted that weekend online reporting may not be responded to until the following week. 3. After the police have been notified, call 311 for a free cleaning kit. For your convenience, the kits are located at eight different places. There two types of kits, one…

Creating a culture of workplace safety

  Range of initiatives paying dividends across the province KATHY JOHNSON The Chronicle Herald – November 3, 2015 Edition From CEOs to entry level employees, there’s a cultural movement afoot in Nova Scotia towards workplace safety that is starting to pay dividends. Workplace injuries statistics fell to a 10 year low in 2014, and so far in 2015, great gains are being made in the development and delivery of the province’s Workplace Safety Strategy five year plan (2013-2017). ‟There’s a lot of really great initiatives coming down the pipe,” said Stuart MacLean CEO of the Nova Scotia Worker’s Compensation Board…

The Millennial myth – Is the issue of multigenerational workforces overblown?

Is the issue of multigenerational workforces overblown? Jeff Forbes, CMC, is President and Managing Partner of Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, with more than 19 years of experience in providing strategic counsel on talent strategies for a wide spectrum of public and private organizations, from start-ups to multibillion dollar organizations. He has successfully completed hundreds of search assignments in his career, recruiting outstanding executives and senior leaders. To learn more, visit: www.kbrs.ca The Chronicle Herald, April 4, 2015 For years, employers have been hearing that three generations in the workplace is a recipe for disaster. We’ve been told they all have different…

Employee engagement: Who owns it and how to drive it

HEATHER PETERS, SENIOR CONSULTANT, KNIGHTSBRIDGE ROBERTSON SURRETTE   The Chronicle Herald, March 21, 2015 Employee engagement has headlined business articles for years, yet many employers and managers still don’t understand what engagement is—let alone how it can impact their bottom line. Top 500 firms in North America tend to be more in tune with the benefits of an engaged workforce; namely decreased turnover, increased client satisfaction, revenue, earnings per share and profit (up to 2.5 times that of competitors with low engagement). Sadly, there is still room to grow with only 60 per cent of employees worldwide partially or fully engaged.…