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
Change is never easy. If fact, from an organizational perspective, creating organizational change and making changes to the current company culture is one of the biggest challenges for leadership. Change is not a one-off event; it’s a process – and one that can take a long time to see to fruition.
Organizations, much like people, grow and evolve over time, not all at once, which is why leaders need to have a strong change management plan and framework in place if they want to alter internal processes, ways of doing business, or company culture. Read more
Technology is having a significant impact on the recruiting process. It is changing the way companies think about recruiting, how they hire, and how they vet potential candidates. In particular, it is having a profound impact on the interview process. It is no longer necessary to be in the same room to conduct an interview, and new software programs allow companies to vet potential candidates before they even meet them. Read more
In a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of encouraging your employees to be brand advocates on LinkedIn. Naturally, if you want them to do this, company leaders need to lead by example, not only by being a brand advocate but also by showing the value of building a personal brand on LinkedIn.
Your LinkedIn profile says a lot about you, not only to your employees, but also to other professionals, recruiters, and other companies.
“Generalists are being squeezed out. Businesses today insist on candidates with deep technical or functional knowledge who fall within a narrow set of criteria with a specific set of skills.” ~ Andrew Norrie, Managing Partner, Four Corners Group
Our clients have a wide array of human capital requirements and, as executive search specialists it is our job to find the best of the best. Over the past decade, we have watched an interesting trend unfold in recruiting and hiring. Organizations are only interested in candidates who have specific skills to meet a complex set of client requirements – leaving the generalists behind.