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
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
A new year is an opportunity to reflect, assess and set goals for the upcoming year. It’s also an ideal time to set career resolutions to maintain focus and continuously improve. Here are seven worthy career resolutions for executives:
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
In a last blog post, How to Recruit Millennials, we discussed the importance of starting to recruit millennials today because they are the executives of the future. We outlined things you need to know about this segment of the workforce and some tips for how to recruit and retain them.
One of the key takeaways from this post was that companies need to create a strong organizational culture that is appealing to millennials. A great company culture will attract top talent in any industry regardless of age or experience. Read more
Authentic leaders are in demand today. Employees, colleagues, and business partners want to work for/with leaders who are real. People are tired of rhetoric and corporate speak – they want leaders who are genuine, honest, and engaging.
“In today’s culture, where so much emphasis is placed on the superficial, people crave authenticity. Employees today are hungry for real what-you-see-is-what-you-get leadership. The most inspiring and influential leaders therefore don’t lead because of what they do (though they do plenty), but because of who they are. Too often leaders and those who aspire to be, forget that,” says Margie Warrell, Forbes. Read more
Technology-driven disruption is happening now. And according to a recent study from Deloitte, The Age of Disruption: Are Canadian Firms Prepared?, only 13% of Canadian organizations are considered highly prepared for disruption. An organization’s size, age or industry vertical had little bearing on how prepared they are to adapt to the rapid advances in technology that are bringing significant changes to the Canadian business landscape. Read more
The Rise of the Digital Workforce
Thanks to technological developments that allow employees to work remotely, as well as an ever-evolving employee proposition, the digital workforce continues to grow, playing a significant role in finding critical talent. Companies are no-longer looking for generalists but are in search of individuals with specific talent and relevant skills. The ideal candidate has experience that can help the company achieve efficiencies, momentum and productivity to meet their revenue and organizational goals. Using a digital or remote workforce should be a consideration included in the hiring strategy for organizations of all sizes.
In 2016, the workplace will continue its trend toward decentralization with greater emphasis in flexibility, new leadership and work-life balance. While many of the trends expected to emerge in the coming year are already in practice, next year they will move to the forefront and begin to radically change operation within the workplace.
To keep you on the cusp of workplace trends and how things are evolving, our executive search team has put together a list of what you might expect to see in the workplace in 2016:
Strong leaders tend to be decisive, have a high degree emotional intelligence, are honest, good communicators, and … are good listeners. They pay attention and value the perspectives and opinions of their peers, employees and customers.
Four tips to ensure your team is hearing what you have to say: