We live in a culture where we celebrate independence and the ability to achieve things on our own steam. This holds true in the workplace as well, where job advertisements often include mandates such as “must work independently”. As professionals, we feel we should always be able to handle anything and everything.
It’s no surprise then, … Read More »
If you are a company that relies on your sales team, whether you are a start-up or an established firm, you have probably realized how hard it is to hire and maintain talented sales personnel.
A recent Globe and Mail article, Companies Struggle with Shortage of Sales Talent, discusses how sales is in the top … Read More »
1.) Definitely MS Office proficiency and strong Excel is a differentiator.
2.) If you are a power user and show examples of sophisticated multi-page spreadsheets you have created, it is a bonus.
3.) Important to have shown initiative to solve problems or create and complete any type of projects beyond the minimum required.
4.) Post secondary graduation.
5.) Good communications … Read More »
Peter Drucker is one of the most famous writers on management and leadership in business. One of his best-known quotes, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things” illustrates why automation of HR tasks only increases the importance of highly trained and skilled HR leaders in business. Just as ERP and other … Read More »
Compensation in the engineering sector is trending higher. Retirees and a growing need for skilled labour is making it more competitive. Employers will need to step up to ensure they have the right workers for the right job.
It seems several factors will likely affect engineering compensation trends for the foreseeable future. First, as infrastructure becomes … Read More »