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Social Media & Privacy: Should Employers Adapt or Educate?

My soapbox speech about why I love Impact99 so much all revolves around the equal mix of value that you get from the speakers and the conference attendees - everyone contributes and the outcomes are inspiring. A great example of this is the conversation Michele Soregaroli and I had a few weeks ago on the topic of.. read more →

Impact99 Spotlight Profile - Director of Toronto Operations: Alyssa Burkus

Alyssa has been involved with Impact99 for two years in a row - first as an attendee and now in operations. Impact99 would not run as smoothly as it does without her continuous support and effort. Below you can see what Alyssa has to say about this year’s conference as well as personal learning experiences... read more →

EVOLUTION of a model #Impact99 High Performance Workplace

A year ago exactly, we brought to life what became known last year as the “8 principles” to ignite a Social Workplace. We launched with an idea - that perhaps the skillsets and mindsets of the NEW workplace required a new baseline scorecard. We created a PIE-CHART visual reminiscent of Trivial Pursuit and inserted the.. read more →

Impact99 Vancouver Attendee Profile - Mike Stevely

Mike Stevely is Manager of Business and Technology Systems at the City of Whitehorse. He is attending his second Impact99 event this fall in Vancouver.. and bringing four other people from the City of Whitehorse Leadership team! A little about Mike Mike grew up in B.C. and went to BCIT. He became a computer guy by.. read more →

Impact99 Spotlight Profile - Toronto Producer: Pam Ross

Pam Ross has been involved with Impact99 for three years now, volunteering behind the scenes in Impact99′s inaugural year and Producing the Toronto event starting in 2012. She is a creative, dedicated and passionate leader, with a focus on improving employee and customer experience. In her words, “we spend way too much time at work.. read more →

Red Balloon Days

“Floating in the summer sky, 99 red balloons go by.” - Nena, 99 Red Balloons Earlier this week, we marked the 99 day countdown to our Impact99 Toronto event.  As you may have seen, we decided to celebrate by creating a video set to the “99 Red Balloons” song from the 80′s. If you haven’t.. read more →

ROI - Return on Innovation

There is a new concept that is taking over the Human Resources world. Everyone has heard of ROI  (return on investment), but have you heard of the new ROI – return on innovation? Organizations who invest time in innovation are dedicating effort and time into innovative research, products, services and development. Innovation is a strategic.. read more →

Three Powerful Ways Social Media is Affecting Organizational Culture

This is a question I get asked a lot lately - what is the impact that social media is having on organizational culture? I see several effects of this rapidly growing, additive type of technology on the workplace. Three powerful ways that come to mind immediately are Access, Collaboration, and Transparency. Access This means a.. read more →

Impact99 Spotlight Profile - Impact99 Founder & BC Producer: Christine McLeod

First and foremost, briefly tell us your story! How did you end up where you are today? What made you want to do Impact99? In 2009, shortly after starting my business after over a decade in Senior HR roles, I started really diving into the world of Social Media. I was a sponge, pouring over.. read more →

Impact99 HR profile- intern profile Anca Aroneanu

 Welcome to our newest team member for 2013! Anca Aroneanu has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She decided to pursue a Human Resources Diploma partly due to her experience conducting exit and morale surveys. Anca is passionate about employee engagement and retention, and looks forward to starting her career in HR. Anca volunteers.. read more →