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Daeco’s Summer Festival Picks

Posted: May 25, 2015

With this beautiful weather that has finally graced Edmonton, it’s hard to deny summer is here. And when Summer begins, so does festival season in the city. If you plan on spending some time away from the office in the next three or four months you’ll definitely want to pencil in a few of these gems. If you can’t narrow it down to just a few we can help suggest a few. We asked the Daeco HR Consulting Black Sheep to tell us what their favourite festivals are. A Taste of Edmonton: Foodies unite! Enjoy food snacks and beverages from Edmonton’s tops chefs...

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6 Common Traits of Highly Successful People

Posted: May 12, 2015

If we think about highly successful people I’m sure we could come up with a quick list of common traits they share. Hard working, good leaders, and willing to make sacrifices all might top the list. But there has to be more to it, right? We found another great list that dives a little deeper. Some of these traits might not be as well known, or might even be a little surprising. Take a look to find out how you can learn from highly successful people and become one yourself.   They Never Try They never try because trying isn’t doing. Instead,...

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How To Stop Sleeping With Your Smartphone

Posted: May 8, 2015

It’s Friday! Which can only mean one thing – it’s almost time to unplug, power off, and enjoy your weekend spending time doing things you love. Every Friday we give you some tips and tricks to leave work at work, and hopefully educate you on the benefits of taking some down time. What most people don’t realize is that unplugging from work actually benefits your job and performance as much as it benefits your well-being. A lot of managers and professionals effectively work a 24 hour day. How can this be? It’s called sleeping with your smartphone. Check out this interesting article from Inc.com about...

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12 Indicators of A Great Company to Work For

Posted: May 5, 2015

There’s a new trend in company workplaces that has been slowly growing over the last few years – employee happiness. You may have heard of companies like Google, that provide nap pods and personal gardens for their employees or Netflix and Virgin that offer unlimited vacation days. These perks seem fantastic and probably boost employee morale exponentially. For smaller companies, however, there are things that can be done every day to increase employee happiness and boost company morale. We found a great list outlining 12 things that make a company great to work for. Is your company doing any of these?   1. The leadership is...

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