Entries by Colin Watson

Do you speak “Canadian”?

Jane Watson, Canada’s Grammar Guru, found a great quiz to test your knowledge of Canadian expressions on the Government of Canada’s language portal: Canadian Buff ‘n’ Bluff Did you pass as a Canadian, eh?

Managers spend more than 6 hours per week handling staff conflicts

Do you know the percent of time Canadian Managers spend involved in resolving employee disputes? The article and survey published in HR Reporter, and conducted by Accountemps puts it at 16%. Our one-day workshops on Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace gives insights into how to be more efficient in handling this, thus freeing up valuable management time, helping to […]

Reducing Conflict in the Office

The Toronto Star featured an article on the five steps to reducing conflict in the office. It states that dealing with conflict in the workplace takes up a huge chunk of time managers and employees could be using more productively. Our one-day workshops on Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace gives insights into how to be more efficient in handling this, […]

The HR Tools the Profit 200 Use to Fire Up Their Employees

Profit Magazine identified the top four tools the top 200 fastest growing companies use. Two of these are where J Watson Training can assist your organization. #2 is Training Programs #4 is Performance Appraisals #1 and 3 are Benefit Packages and Bonuses To view the chart in Profit Magazine click on Infographic: Perks and practices

The Power of Words

Take two minutes to learn a valuable lesson in communication. The subject line of an email is critical. I can make your message stand out and be read widely or be overlooked. Your word choice impacts your readers’ buy in to your message.