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Hiring in the time of COVID-19. Part 1

October 15, 2020
Administration, Human Resources

I found myself in a very strange situation for the first time in 25-years of doing this thing we call, “search”.  Suddenly I had candidates, and I had a search committee, but the two were separated by both distance and …

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An Artist’s Eye to Risk & Security Program Success

October 8, 2020
Administration, Emergency Planning, Fire, Legal, Newsletters for Municipalities, Power & Electrical Systems, Protective Inspection & Control, Public Works, Security/Public Safety, Training

    Michelangelo famously created the sculpture David and JK Rowling famously revealed characters that already existed. Two completely different types of artists and art. But how did Michelangelo actually approach this masterpiece? Did he take a stone and begin …

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Municipal Procurement Goes International!

October 6, 2020
Administration, Legal, Purchasing

In 2017, the introduction of the Canada EU Trade Agreement (CETA) suddenly shined a new spotlight on municipal procurement, thrusting it onto the international stage. For the first time ever, municipalities were forced to open up procurement opportunities to international …

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Check please!

September 24, 2020
Emergency Planning, Environmental Services, Fire, Legal, Newsletters for Municipalities, Power & Electrical Systems, Protective Inspection & Control, Public Works, Purchasing, Security/Public Safety

Is your security risk management, business continuity and any other resilience program you have simply to prove you have one? Check the box, so to speak? It’s perhaps stable, reliable, unchanging? Then you have a problem. You’re doing it wrong. …

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Digital Solutions for Canadian Municipalities

September 15, 2020
Administration, Communications, Emergency Planning, Energy Savings, Environmental Services, Financial, Human Resources, IT & Website Design, Planning & Economic Development, Power & Electrical Systems, Public Works, Records and Information Management, Security/Public Safety, Team Building, Training

The past few months have been challenging for everyone as we change the way we live, play and work. Many industries have been forced to pivot and find digital solutions to continue serving their customers in the “new normal”. Canadian …

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Unused Technology Costs

September 10, 2020
IT & Website Design, Legal, Purchasing

How much does your organization spend each year on technology? Not just new technology but maintenance and subscription renewals as well?   If you’re a medium or enterprise-level corporation, it’s probably not an insignificant amount   For that matter, relatively …

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Immunity

August 28, 2020
Administration, Emergency Planning, Fire, Human Resources, Legal, Newsletters for Municipalities, Power & Electrical Systems, Protective Inspection & Control, Public Health/Long Term Care Homes, Public Works, Security/Public Safety, Training

  No individual, no organization, no place is completely immune from some form of a disruptive event. Pandemics, epidemics, financial and government unrest, terrorism, on top of the myriad of natural disasters and the consequences of those events that countries, …

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Risk Complacency

August 26, 2020
Administration, Communications, Emergency Planning, Environmental Services, Financial, Fire, Human Resources, Legal, Newsletters for Municipalities, Planning & Economic Development, Power & Electrical Systems, Protective Inspection & Control, Public Health/Long Term Care Homes, Public Works, Records and Information Management, Roads and Transportation, Security/Public Safety, Training, Water & Sewer

Why should you have a cyclical strategy to your risk and security? Risk Complacency. You run the risk of being complacent. The one man-made hazard that is probably the easiest to avoid and the largest threat to any sized business, …

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Organizational Resiliency – What else is it good for?

August 11, 2020
Administration, Communications, Emergency Planning, Financial, Human Resources, Legal, Newsletters for Municipalities, Planning & Economic Development, Power & Electrical Systems, Protective Inspection & Control, Public Health/Long Term Care Homes, Public Works, Purchasing, Security/Public Safety, Team Building, Training

What else does organizational resiliency do for the organization aside from being able to carry on during and after a disruptive event? Reduces stress – it reduces stress in those managing and working prior to, during and after an event …

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Cost Savings and Contract Management in Q4

August 10, 2020
Administration, Purchasing, Records and Information Management

The Importance of Contract Management when Analyzing Spend   When my clients ask me to help identify areas of opportunity for cost reduction with their existing suppliers, I ask two questions:   1.     Where are your contracts?   2.    How …

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