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  • A guide to keeping your business compliant

    A guide (with posters & templates) to keeping your business compliant with BC’s workplace laws.   As a Fruitfull Office, you need to ensure that you have all of the policies and posters required by employment law in BC (things like a Bullying, Harassment & Violence Policy, Health & Safety Policy, Disaster Plan, and a […]

  • 101 Wellness Ideas for Vancouver Offices

    101 Wellness Ideas for Vancouver Offices A list of 101 workplace wellness ideas designed for Vancouver offices, a must have for every HR department and admin assistant. We think it’s really important to have a workplace wellness initiative in your office. We spend most of our working lives in our offices, and it can sometimes […]

  • 20 Employee Retention Strategies

    How to Retain Employees: 20 Practical Takeaways from 8 Case Studies It’s something that keeps good leaders up at night: Are my employees happy? Will my top performers stay? What more could I be doing to keep them? Learning how to retain employees is a top concern for today’s CEOs and HR pros … and for good […]

  • 34 Helpful Tools & Software for Executive Assistants

    34 Helpful Tools & Software for Executive Assistants A great Executive Assistant can do it all, from managing your exec, coordinating travel, planning meetings and organizing events… the list goes on and on. Having an array of software and tools at your side can help improve your performance in your assistant role. There are countless […]

  • 17 Employee Shout Out Ideas

    17 Employee Shout Out Ideas for Vancouver Offices Your team works hard to help your business succeed. Many businesses are built in tiny pieces, with a large team contributing bit by bit. This can make it hard for your employees to see the individual impact they have and the good they do for your business. […]

  • 7 (Easy) Employee Directory Templates

    7 (Easy) Employee Directory Templates to Streamline your HR Data If you’re on a mission to boost productivity and gain crystal-clear insights into the role of each team member within your organization, the key lies in a well-structured approach to managing your human resources. This is where the magic of employee information templates comes into play. Think […]

  • 7 Meeting Minutes Software Tools for Office Note-Takers

    7 Meeting Minutes Software Tools for Office Note-Takers Grab your notebook (or shall I say, ditch it?), because it’s time to upgrade yourself. Keeping track of who said what and when can be a daunting task, especially when the discussion is fast-paced and covers a broad range of topics. But what if there’s a way […]

  • 9 Of The Best Executive Assistant Conferences

    9 Of The Best Executive Assistant Conferences Executive Assistants never seem to rest, let alone take time away from work to focus on themselves. That’s why these Executive Assistant conferences are perfect for all those powerhouses who love to work eight days a week. Why are these events perfect for motivated assistants? These Executive Assistant […]

  • 8 Employee Attendance Tracker Templates

    8 Employee Attendance Tracker Templates For Accurate Record-Keeping Tracking employee attendance is an important task for the development of any organization, big or small. It helps keep a record of employees’ total working hours and leaves taken, which can be used for various purposes. However, manually maintaining all this information through Excel templates, Microsoft, or Google Sheets can […]

  • 13 Ways To Improve Team Collaboration & Performance

    13 Effective Ways To Improve Team Collaboration And Performance For Increased Work Productivity. Creating high-performance teams starts with each individual, including the team leaders and management. Cross-functional collaboration is one of the most powerful tools in team productivity, and has proven to be most valuable in creating many different types of super-effective teams. When we […]

  • 15 Team Management Skills for (the best) Managers

    15 Essential Team Management Skills for (the best) Managers So you’ve been promoted to management. That’s… kind of a big deal. You’ve been doing great work. Leadership has recognized in you all the makings of an inspirational boss. In short, it’s definitely time to celebrate. (We’ll wait.) It’s also time to pick up some new skills. Pro-Tip […]

  • 17 (Anonymous) Employee Feedback Tools

    17 (Anonymous) Employee Feedback Tools For Surveying Teams Many companies require their employees to give and receive feedback regularly. However, feedback can be difficult to give, as it can be seen as criticism and employees never want to offend the company they serve. As a result, many employees shy away from giving honest feedback, opting […]

  • The Best Applicant Tracking Systems For Hiring Managers

    The Best Applicant Tracking Systems For Hiring Managers Recruiting is as vital as any part of a business these days. To remain competitive and stay ahead, you must attract the best talent available, whether local or working in a completely different timezone. This also means that hiring managers are tasked with a more complex recruiting […]

  • 21 New Employee Welcome Messages (Emails Included!) 

    21 New Employee Welcome Messages & Introductions (Emails Included) Flight crews welcome you aboard planes. Newsletters welcome you to their mailing lists. Food-truck proprietors welcome you under their awnings. Naturally, companies need to welcome their new team members, and they need to do it in ways that are at least ten times more thoughtful, more memorable, […]

  • 14 Employee Management Software For Teams

    14 Useful Employee Management Software For Teams According to a survey conducted by Interact, 69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with employees and another 37% said they are uncomfortable having to give direct feedback about their employees’ performance. In a hurry? These are some of our favorite employee management systems this year: BambooHR       […]

  • 15 Planning Templates For Office Workers

    15 Planning Templates For Office Workers [Includes Daily, Weekly, Monthly Templates] Do you still use a planner or appointment book in your office? It can be tough to stay on top of everything when you’re a busy professional. From handling emails and attending meetings to taking care of deadlines, there’s always something vying for your […]

  • 36 (Effective) Ways To Motivate Employees

    36 (Effective) Ways To Motivate Employees Raise your hand if you or someone you know has left their job in the past 6 months? ✋🏽 With close to a quarter of Canadian employees saying they are extremely likely to quit their jobs and find new employment elsewhere this year, many companies are left wondering what they […]

  • 51 (amazing) ideas and venues for a staff party

    51 (amazing) ideas and venues for a staff party. The definitive list of places to hold a staff party or corporate event in Vancouver. Booking a team social made easy with our 51 ideas for staff parties and corporate events. Corporate events, or staff parties are the best way to celebrate your business. Whether it […]

  • (Amazing) office snacks you must try in Vancouver

    22 (Amazing) office snacks you must try in Vancouver Snacks are an essential part of working in an office, but it’s hard keeping them healthy and interesting. We asked Vancouver’s leading health and wellness experts how they snack in their Vancouver offices. Office snacks can make your office awesome, or a calorific hell-hole. At Fruitfull […]