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No Deadwood!

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   I don’t know what I’m doing, but my incompetencehas never stopped my enthusiasm. – Woody Allen Many companies start off small and, as they grow, existing employees take on more responsibility and get promoted. Loyal employees are promoted again to management positions as a reward

Nail Biter!

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   One real-life example of how difficult it is to win the talent war. It’s ugly out there. Organizations are struggling with a talent shortage at all levels. This is limiting their ability to seize new business opportunities that are right there in front of them.

Rising Expectations – The Power Is Shifting To Talent

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. – Robert Bosch (1861-1942) The New Reality The tension between employers and employees is constantly shifting based on supply and demand, government

The Future Organization Chart System

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   By planning the organization that will be required in the future, leaders can make better hiring decisions today.    Bob Jones is the President of Delta Corporation, a $20M manufacturer of boxboard packaging with one plant and 80 staff. He has assembled a qualified team

Hiring A Senior Executive

Hiring for a key senior role can be a critical moment in a company’s evolution. Getting it right can catapult the organization forward. Getting it wrong will cost at least a year and have a financial and reputational impact as well. View a discussion of this subject in four short

What Is The Future Of The Employer/Employee Relationship?

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   Who can say when it started to change, or was the employer/employee relationship never a balanced one?Some would argue that the relationship was historically slanted in favour of the employer only to be disrupted by the rise of labour unions in the early 20th century

There’s A Gaping Hole In Your Organization – How Do You Fill It?

(Reading Time:  5 minutes)   Business has always been driven by three imperatives, under which almost everything can be categorized. These are: Time There is never enough of it. We are all equally blessed (or cursed) with 7 x 24 x 365. Money (i.e., CASH) Yes, it makes the world

You Tried To Hire A Great New Team Member But….

So why did you fail? The reasons may be many or there may be just one thing that you missed. Here are some possibilities: Basic Human Motivation Did your job presentation to the candidate appeal to factors that would motivate them, or did it just highlight hygiene factors that were

Selecting The Best Talent – You Are Not The Only One In Charge

In the power dynamic with prospective employees, employers have all the cards. They have the upper hand. Employers regularly engage in the hiring process whereas individuals do so infrequently. Employers have HR departments that specialize in managing the recruiting process. They are the ones to dictate the terms of the

Are You Growing (or Going)?

Time and tide wait for no man – Geoffrey Chaucer, 1343 – 1400 Just as it is almost impossible to remain stationary on a bicycle that isn’t moving forward, a successful business must constantly be evolving and advancing, otherwise the component parts will atrophy and begin their inevitable decline. Every