Martin Birt

Martin Birt

Martin Birt is the president of HRaskme.com. After serving seven years in the Canadian Army as a combat arms officer, he has enjoyed a thirty-five year career as a human resources manager, consultant and sought-after adviser to business executives.

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What You Can Learn About Business From Santa

His supply chain strategy and brand equity are near-unbelievable. Four strategies you should copy from the world's jolliest entrepreneur

4 Ways to Make the Most of a Conversation

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Building loyalty and trust requires more than just your physical presence. How to have more productive and meaningful one-on-one encounters

What the Maple Leafs (and You) Can Learn from the Patriots

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Team-building tips for your company and the NHL’s worst team, from one of the NFL's best

The 5 Stages of Building an Employment Brand

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Your company's reputation as a great place to work depends on your ability to keep the promises—implicit and explicit—you make to your employees

9 Ways to Make Your Company More Creative

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Without innovation, you'll soon get left behind. How to generate great ideas within your business

7 Ways to Develop a Reputation for Politeness

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Good manners doesn't cost you anything, but the returns can be huge. How to show simply courtesy in all your business interactions

How to Craft Strong Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies

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The seven essential elements of effective and sustainable protocols

How to Identify Your Corporate Culture

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It's time to stop talking about foosball tables. What your culture really consists of (and why it matters)

5 Steps to Making Your Employees Better

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Instead of simply telling them to improve, try actively coaching your staff. You can start by showing you believe in them

6 Tips for Giving Great Feedback to Your Staff

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Don't wait for a yearly review to let employees know what they're doing wrong—and right

5 Tips for Using a Headhunter to Find Top Talent

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Picking the right search firm is just as important as recruiting for your own team

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