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

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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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

What Makes a Great CEO?

What Makes a Great CEO?

Leaders strive for greatness. They want to be the successful CEO who turned around the company or the person who leads the organization during its best years. They want to build a strong legacy, one that will be remembered for years to come. So, what is it that makes a great CEO? What is it that makes a good leader become a great one? Read more

Will Annual Salary Increases Become a Thing of the Past?

Will Annual Salary Increases Become a Thing of the Past?

Expecting a big raise in the coming year? Well, according to Morneau Shepell’s Annual Survey of Trends in Human Resources it may have to wait.

Canadian employers are expecting salaries to rise by an average of 2.1% in 2017, down from the projected increase of 2.5% in 2016, and the 2.8% projected increase for 2015, making it the second consecutive year there has been a drop in salary increases. This is the lowest projection in more than two decades. Read more

How to Create a Millennial Approved Organizational Culture

How to Create a Millennial Approved Organizational Culture

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

How to Recruit Millennials

How to Recruit Millennials

Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Executives Today

Recruiting millennials is a hot topic these days. As today’s executives, CEOs and corporate leaders begin to retire, millennials are on the cusp of becoming the driving power of the workforce.

Millennials are now moving into middle and upper management positions, and they will hold executive level positions in the near future. Some already do. In fact, by 2020, millennials will make up 50% of the workforce.
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Discovering Your Authentic Leadership Style

Discovering Your Authentic Leadership Style

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