Creating an Effective Work-Life Balance

Creating an Effective Work-Life Balance

Finding an effective work-life balance is important for professional and personal success. Imbalances in one area of your life can influence others, and finding the right balance is a growing challenge.

Canadians Increasingly Feel Overloaded

58% of Canadians report “overload” as a result of the pressures associated with work, home and family, and other areas of life – a sign that it’s time to assess our lifestyles and find ways to create more balance and eliminate unnecessary stresses in our lives. Read more

The Empowered Workforce

The Empowered Workforce

Are your employees empowered? The “empowered workforce” is a popular trend that has recently caught on, especially among millennials who are looking for more than just a high paying job when planning their careers. You may have even heard it debated in your office as a way to re-focus, engage, and motivate your employees.

Like many new workplace theories, what the term ”empowered workforce” actually is or means can be somewhat vague. The simplest definition suggest that it involves engaging and motivating your employees, but there is a lot more to it, and its impact can be more far reaching than you realize. Read more

Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

Great talent is out there, and companies are all competing for the best of the best – people that clearly demonstrate the potential to be the leaders of tomorrow.  Organizations not only struggle with finding and recruiting talented individuals, but also how to support human capital in reaching their full potential.

How do you develop this talent and prepare them for leadership roles? How do you keep them engaged, challenged and motivated?  In short, how do you bring out the best in them? Read more

Four Tips For Attracting and Retaining The Global Professional

Four Tips For Attracting and Retaining The Global Professional

We exist in a global economy. Companies are multinational. Talent comes from all corners of the world, and the workforce as we know it continues to become more diverse, dispersed, and global.

Driving forces such as increasingly open economies, the worldwide expansion of organizations, technological advancements and disruption, and the willingness of the modern workforce to “go to where the work is” has created a unique recruiting and hiring challenge for organizations.  How do talent managers locate, recruit, hire and incent global executives? Read more

Is Your Company Paying Attention to the Female Millennial?

Is Your Company Paying Attention to the Female Millennial?

It’s no secret that millennials have become major players in the job market and are reshaping the workforce. Diversity and the gender gap have also become key factors, making the female millennial a very important segment of the talent pool for companies to focus on when recruiting.

PwC explored this important talent segment in a recent report, The Female Millennial: A New Era Of Female Talent. The report explored their key characteristics and what is important to this new generation of female talent.
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How Your Company Can Improve Diversity in 2017

How Your Company Can Improve Diversity in 2017

Addressing diversity and gender parity is top of mind for business leaders and organizations across Canada and around the world, and it makes sound business sense. Statistics show that organizations with a diverse workforce perform better, are on the cutting-edge of new technologies and ideas, maintain an engaging organizational culture and in return see a positive impact on their bottom line.

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The Science of Leadership: What Can It Teach Us?

The Science of Leadership: What Can It Teach Us?

We all know that strong leadership is paramount to organizational success. All great companies have great leaders to guide the organization and its people. However, despite all of the studies and information available about leadership best practices, there still remains a large disconnect between what leaders should do and what they actually do.

This is perhaps a reason why 82% of people don’t trust their boss and more than 50% of people quit their job because of their manager.

So, are great leaders born or bred? Read more

LinkedIn Open Candidates

LinkedIn Open Candidates

Exploring your career options can be somewhat of a stealth operation. You don’t want to let your current company know that you are looking until you are prepared to make a move or have an offer. Let’s be honest, how many professionals haven’t found themselves in this situation before – looking to make a career move without your boss finding out? At the executive level, keeping your job search quiet is even more important.

“There is no way to tell the world that you’re open to new opportunities without worrying about your employer finding out,” says Dan Shapero, Senior Product Manager of LinkedIn Careers at LinkedIn, on the LinkedIn Official Blog. Read more

Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

“Let’s acknowledge that change is hard. People naturally resist change, especially when it’s imposed on them. But there are things that organizations do that make change even harder and more exhausting for people than it needs to be. First of all, leaders often wait too long to act. As a result, everything is happening in crisis mode. Which, of course, tends to be exhausting. Or, given the urgency, what they’ll do is they’ll just focus on the short-term results, but that doesn’t give any hope for the future. Or they’ll just take a superficial, one-off approach, hoping that they can return back to business as usual as soon as the crisis is over.”  – Jim Hemerling  Read more