Every day, I hear about companies with recruiting challenges, and each of them has a different theory for the reason. They think good people are just too hard to find, their industry is too competitive, there aren’t enough qualified candidates coming through the pipeline. Or...

This year Project House is turning four, and we have been getting ready for our next business phase.  After partnering with more than 65 clients, designing and delivering countless projects and solutions, and onboarding over 40 PH team members, we wanted to take stock of...

As a kid, I was very uncomfortable with conflict. I wanted everyone to get along, and when they didn't, it made me uneasy and anxious. I often tried to solve problems that weren’t really mine, and was eager to build bridges between people in an...

Last year, one of our clients went through a significant leadership change. We had enjoyed a great relationship with this client, and we felt trusted and effective, providing strategic and operational support regularly and easily. When our primary senior contact informed us he was leaving...

[caption id="attachment_3751" align="alignnone" width="720"] Illustration by Jeremy Enecio for Fortune[/caption] One of the most unique and exciting aspects of our company is that we can combine our services in order to expand our offerings.  We love innovating within our projects to discover creative solutions that integrate...

On Saturday, May 14th Heidi had the great privilege and pleasure to deliver a workshop for Dress for Success in a beautiful space provided for the occasion by the School of Music at the VSO. Heidi designed the workshop, called ‘Acing the Phone Interview’, to help...

Project House has been designing and facilitating manager training sessions for one of our amazing clients, Capcom Vancouver, in order to provide their employees with an opportunity to brush up on their skills, pick up some new ones, gain a fresh perspective and new ideas,...

business set-up and best practices Ok. You’ve started your business, you have figured out your business plan, you have found a workspace and developed some initial service or product. Now what do you need? People. How do you hire them, what are the rules, what is a simple and legal set-up for your company? And what kind of employer do you want to be? If you want to do it right, you need to figure out insurance, how to pay people, what information to get from your employees (and what information is none of your beeswax), and how to kick off the employment relationship properly, which starts with an offer and an employment agreement.

I love being in HR.  I love people, their joy, their weirdness, their excitement, their grumpiness, their unpredictability.  I love learning as well as teaching.  I love being in a room the moment someone “gets it,” especially when that someone is me.  I enjoy the...

“How to pay employees Vacation Pay” is a question that comes up quite frequently with our clients. I thought it would be a good idea to take some time to describe the various options, as well as the pros and cons of each, to help...