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The Case for Internal Hiring

Posted on August 23rd, by Lougie in HR Management, Human Resources, Recruitment. Comments Off on The Case for Internal Hiring

Media Coverage:

BC Business Valerie McTavish| August 6, 2012

The ideal job candidate is probably already working for you, so it pays for
companies big and small to develop talent within.

A full-colour projected image of Mickey Mouse is the first thing a
visitor sees when stepping off the elevator at the offices of Disney
Interactive Studios in Kelowna before being greeted by … Read More »

The Leader’s Most Critical Role

Posted on June 11th, by Lougie in HR Management, Job Search, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on The Leader’s Most Critical Role

The Leader’s most critical role.

Jim Brown

According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy produces an average of 100,000 new small businesses each year.  A small business is defined as one with 5-100 employees.  Stats Can also reports that 85,000 small businesses fail each year.  That’s a pretty significant attrition rate.  And as almost half of all … Read More »

Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong.

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There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids.  Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only recently “came … Read More »

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Posted on April 3rd, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on 8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.

 

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Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a … Read More »

All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

Posted on March 27th, by Henry Goldbeck in Leadership. Comments Off on All-Hands Meetings: Friend or Foe?

The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.

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I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »