5 Tips for Tackling Organizational Culture

December 1st 2015 |

The word ‘culture’ can be a difficult and unwieldy term. As a result, it may often seem easier to dismiss it as something that is difficult to measure, near impossible to change, and outside of day to day concerns of an organization. However, given that correlations can be made between positive organizational culture and employee […]

Interns Part 1: paid or unpaid?

November 17th 2015 |

So you’re thinking about hiring an intern. But you don’t know if you’re supposed to pay them, what exactly it is they should/can do, and how to find one. You’re not entirely sure how the whole thing works, how it will benefit the organization or if it’s worth it. You are not alone. Ask most […]

Employee Engagement: where it began, measuring it and moving forward.

July 20th 2015 |

Employee Engagement continues to be a growing concern for many organizations as research continues to link engagement with an organization’s bottom line. Studies from Gallup tell us that engaged teams deliver higher customer satisfaction scores, higher productivity and higher profitability. Safe to say, if you’re a leader in any organization it’s critical that one of […]

Negotiations: How to ask for what you want

May 26th 2015 |

The wage gap, based on both gender and race, has been a hot topic in recent months, fueled in part by the passionate Oscar acceptance speech from Patricia Arquette on February 22nd. It may be surprising to some people that not everyone holding the same position within an organization receives equal pay when completing the […]

The Structured Interview – Part 3

May 5th 2015 |

What are the most frequent biases during an interview? This is the last article of a three-part series that provides an overview of the structured interview. This article will discuss how the structured interview helps prevent the various types of bias that may occur during interviews. Many people assume that they’re great at reading people. […]

The structured Interview – Part 2

April 28th 2015 |

Why is a structured interview your best choice? This is the second article of a three-part series that provides an overview of the structured interview. This article will discuss why the structured interview is a crucial step of your hiring process. In previous blogs and newsletter articles we’ve touted the benefits of using a structured […]

The Structured Interview – Part 1

April 15th 2015 |

Structured Interviews This is the first article of a three-part series that overview of the structured interview. The articles will discuss what the structured interview is, why you should use it and how it can prevent bias. You’re great at reading people, so when it comes time to hire a new employee you know you […]

Are you a young female professional? Check this out!

March 19th 2015 | |

This blog is for all the young women professionals out there, trying to succeed, working hard and making changes in their workplaces and communities. Sometimes careers are rolling along smoothly, and other times there are unsuspecting roadblocks.   Unfortunately, even though it’s 2014, undeniably some of those career challenges can be attributed to your gender. […]

The Importance of Person-Organization Fit in Hiring

July 24th 2014 |

A survey1 conducted with the help of LinkedIn HR shows that employee commitment to the organization and the identification of talented individuals are two of the greatest concerns for HR specialists today. These results are not particularly surprising, given that commitment to an employer affects a number of important variables at the individual level, such as […]

Benefits of Integrated Solutions

February 25th 2014 |

There can no longer be any doubt today that the quality of an organization’s staff has a crucial impact on its productivity, profitability and services. Because the personnel of an organization have become a key asset for organizations, those in charge of staff recruitment, now more than ever, need to be able to identify the […]

Employee Engagement: The Key Role of Strategic Human Resource Advisors

July 17th 2013 |

Employee engagement is crucial to the success and productivity of any organization. Particularly in more difficult periods, engagement can be one of the most influential factors differentiating a thriving organization from an organization in survival mode. Beyond job satisfaction, employee engagement also covers employees’ willingness to perform their duties and to help the organization fulfil […]

Tips for a Successful Skype/Telephone Interview

April 3rd 2013 |

In an era which extensively orbits around technology, one cannot be surprised to be surprised to be invited to undertake the traditional interview by telephone or Skype (and other similar technologies). Organizations are making the most of what technology has to offer and virtual alternatives are being employed more and more often in the context […]