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

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

5 Myths That Will Kill Your Career Dreams and Aspirations

5 Myths That Will Kill Your Career Dreams and Aspirations

“Your journey is simple — it’s made of steps. Some steps will be right on. Sometimes you will trip. If it’s right on, celebrate, because some people wait a lot to celebrate. And if you tripped, turn that into something to learn. If every step becomes something to learn or something to celebrate, you will for sure enjoy the journey.” – Bel Pesce
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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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