Monthly Archives: May, 2017

Hockey Alberta Launches PEP Program

May 15th, 2017 Respect in Sport

Hockey Alberta Launches PEP Program


As part of its three-year strategic planning process, Hockey Alberta is developing a new Parent
Engagement Program (PEP) strategy. The strategy will focus on
education on several core topics including:
– Cyber-Bullying
– Pre-Season Parent Meetings
– Conversations on the Car Ride Home
– Concussions
– Behavior in the Arena
– Supporting the athlete with good nutrition, hydration and sleep habits

Effective for the 2018-19 season, Hockey Alberta will require re-certification every four seasons
for the Respect in Sport Parent and Activity Leader/Coach online programs. We commend Hockey Alberta for their commitment and leadership to ensure safe and welcoming environments for all participants. MORE

Unfair Employee Treatment Cost Companies $16 Billion

May 1st, 2017 Respect in the Workplace

Unfair Employee Treatment Cost Companies $16 Billion


Unfair treatment meted out to certain kinds of workers is driving away people from tech jobs. According to the ‘Tech Leavers Study’ by the Kapor Center for Social Impact, not only is unfairness the biggest reason for tech workers to quit jobs, it can also cost tech companies close to $16 billion per year to find replacements. The study spans more than 2,000 people who left their tech jobs over the past three years.

“While the hot job market is typically blamed for high rates of turnover in tech, the data suggests it is a bit more complicated: experiences with unfairness are actually driving many employees to leave, particularly within tech companies,” the study said. MORE


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