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Be a Better Manager – Five Key Tips For Leadership Success

Transitioning from employee to manager can be challenging, but understanding how to be a good manager can make all the difference for your own and your department’s success. Research shows that a positive relationship with your manager directly influences your job satisfaction.

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Quebec ChAD Professional Development Units Must be Completed by Monday, March 31st

Quebec agents – if you have not completed your ChAD professional development units, the March 31, 2014 deadline is just around the corner. The final push is now on, with only a few more days to complete your mandated hours!
As a Quebec licensed damage insurance agent, broker or claims adjuster, you must complete 20 hours (PDUs) of training per two-year compliance period.

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Homeowners Policies Affected By Weather Events Across Canada

This winter’s extreme weather has been wreaking havoc with the bottom line at insurance companies, according to a story in the National Post. The Insurance Bureau of Canada pegs claims against property and casualty providers related to catastrophic events last year at $3.2-billion nationwide, triple the annual average for the past five years.

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Ontario Steps Up AODA Enforcement – Is Your Company Compliant?

The Ontario Government continues with its increased enforcement of compliance obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). AODA is intended to make places of business, public and private, more accessible to persons with disabilities. Has your Ontario-based company met the requirements?

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Bullying a Concern for University Students and Employees

Cyberbullies have grown up. Research from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, suggests that the online abuse that has been so prevalent among teenagers is carrying through to Canadian universities.
Research papers presented at a recent symposium in Vancouver say that undergraduate students are harassing their peers on social media, instructors are on the receiving end of student-led online smear campaigns, and faculty members are belittling their colleagues in emails.

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Could Your Workplace Use an Etiquette Check? ILS Offers an Office Etiquette Course

Taking simple steps to improve your office etiquette could have significant impacts on your professional success. One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your career is not understanding that there are certain codes and rules to abide by in the workplace. If you’re not careful, you may even lose opportunities because others are put off by your lack of professionalism.

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