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Five of Alberta’s Best Workplaces share tips on doing human resources right  January 24, 2013 – 02:30 pm

When it comes to reinvigorating your HR initiatives, it can be tough to know what works. We checked in with the winners and finalists from Alberta Venture’s Best Workplaces in 2012 to learn about some of their most successful HR initiatives and what you can do to imitate them.

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Time to Give Back

Borden Ladner Gervais
Finalist, Best Workplace for Volunteerism and Community Engagement

In 2003, Borden Ladner Gervais introduced the BLG Reads to Kids program, a volunteer program that gets employees together to visit a local elementary school and read to disadvantaged students. While it’s great for the kids, the law firm’s director of human resources, Shirley Cumming, says it’s also good for business. Because it only takes an hour to get participants there and back over lunch, busy staff don’t have to take much time out of their day, and it pays off as participants spend time with each other and build relationships outside the office.

Getting your company involved in the community doesn’t have to be hard. Even an hour a month can make a difference. And if you have a smaller office, you can get everyone involved.

Source: Canada's top source for Alberta's business news - Alberta Venture

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