Canada needs to form one coherent project office for the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

by Brian Mersereau

Chairman
January 21, 2016

Canada needs to form one coherent project office for the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

Originally published in the Ottawa Citizen on January 21, 2016. Theoretically speaking, when it comes to risk management, enhanced governance is almost always construed as a ‘good thing’. For instance, a governance structure which encourages responsible, collaborative thinking and strong stakeholder involvement should – in theory – deliver positive results. But like all things in … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Canada hires GM for Alberta

Effective this week, Marie Rajic joins Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) as senior vice-president and general manager of its Alberta offices. Based in Calgary, she will be responsible for team mentorship and management, client service excellence and new business development. Most recently the director of sustainability and strategy with TransCanada Corporation—where she led a multi-disciplined department … Read more

Strive For Work-Life Blend, Not Balance

The search for work-life balance — a quest for many in the workplace — is a mythical search for that perfect line separating how much we work from how much time we spend on personal activities. While making sure to give time for yourself and family is the right motivation behind the division, this strict … Read more

Corporate, Crisis and Marcomms Executive Nancy Fitzsimmons Joins Hill+Knowlton

Senior strategist brings more than 25 years of diverse pharmaceutical, consumer health and diagnostics industry experience New York— Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced accomplished corporate and brand communications executive Nancy Fitzsimmons joined the firm this week as a senior vice president in the corporate and crisis practice, based in New York. She joins the firm from … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies U.S. Receives WorldatWork Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies U.S. Receives WorldatWork Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction Industry-leading paid parental leave, fitness reimbursements, sabbaticals and teleworking among the people commitments that earned H+K this prestigious recognition   NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2016 — Human resources association and authority WorldatWork today announced Hill+Knowlton Strategies U.S. has earned its Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2016, recognizing … Read more

Three reasons to embrace social media in a crisis

Evidence from real-life events bolstered by research demonstrates that people increasingly use social media to get and share information in urgent situations. At the same time, anecdotal experience also bolstered by real-life incidents shows that many organizations are not using social media well—or at all—to communicate in crises. In general, they either think it’s not … Read more

Crocs still have teeth, who knew?

I was in Central America over the holidays. It was really sunny and warm, thanks for asking! I was at a new resort (golf, pools, beaches) with a fairly low proportion of North Americans/Western Europeans relative to local guests. I had to assume based on the surrounding conditions in some of the smaller villages, these locals … Read more

One Direction. Harry Potter. And content marketing.

Fanfiction—otherwise known as fanfic, or just fic—is a curious creature. If you’ve been hitherto unaware, this guide to fanfic from Vulture probes the depths of this corner of the web, and is a great primer to get you started. In broad terms, fanfic describes an extremely diverse collection of fan-generated writing that uses characters, settings … Read more