When it comes to learning new tricks, examples go a long, long way. It’s one thing to read tips and tricks about how to recruit, create an employer brand, and implement social media strategies, but actually seeing these practices in action can take your comprehension to the next level. Facebook recruiting is still relatively new [...][ Continue Reading → ]
If you are like many managers in the workplace, you probably spend a great deal of your time managing “people problems.” Unfortunately, it is a sad reality that few managers deal with conflict appropriately. No one really ‘likes’ conflict but to completely attempt to avoid it may actually create even more. A number of years [...][ Continue Reading → ]
Bringing in a partner to your established business can be the answer for an entrepreneur looking for the following: Additional cash to pursue new growth opportunities; Additional talent in an area that is foreign to the original owner or cannot be pursued due to managerial constraint; If a business is struggling with cash flow it [...][ Continue Reading → ]
With today’s technology, companies of all sizes can take advantage of video to showcase the unique culture within their organization.
Be real, be honest, and focus on presenting your company in an authentic way to potential applicants.[ Continue Reading → ]
You started your business, took the risk, invested your cash and now you are married to the job you created. If this sounds familiar you are not alone.[ Continue Reading → ]
On August 17, 2012, the Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, announced proposed revisions for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. The previous selection criterion was rigid and not staying current with the labour market needs. The long processing times and outdated occupational lists couldn’t keep pace with the realities of the Canadian workplace. The government is hoping that these new [...][ Continue Reading → ]
There was recently an article in the Ivey Business Journal and actually found myself getting quite excited by the content of the article.
What excited me about the article was in part that it spoke to Canadian statistics; but mostly that it confirmed a belief that I have held thorough most of my working life with respect to the importance of employee engagement.[ Continue Reading → ]
As we have come to learn, one individual cannot be an expert in everything required to run their business. As the enterprise grows from a micro business to large the entrepreneur has to grapple with issues about leadership, motivation, competitive benefits and pay scales. They are also dealing with financial decisions, capital projects, branding and customer service. It means the business owner/leader must seek outside help or hire it into their organization on multiple levels.[ Continue Reading → ]