It drives me nuts! On any given day I am on the phone – calling clients, friends and prospects. Guess which ones never get returned? If you guessed all three you are right – there are times when clients, friends and prospects don’t return calls – I bet this is a surprise. You probably thought it’s only prospects that don’t return calls. Wrong! Continue reading
Well, it is out there – the latest Softchoice survey has just released its findings and they are going to cause many organizations to stand on their heads. The workplace as we know it is changing. This is definitely not a surprise yet some of the findings may make us sit up and take more notice about how we run our businesses. Continue reading
Are you happy with what you see as your future? Thousands are and even more thousands aren’t! These are the individuals who get sufficiently comfortable in the situation they are in that, no matter how bad it is, it is easier to stay the course than to make a change. Continue reading
Here in Canada it has been all over the news lately – the group of young men who were harassing a TV reporter by yelling lewd remarks into her microphone. Many feel they have the right to free speech and just as many feel they were inappropriate. More still, feel that although inappropriate nothing should be done about it.
Let’s look at what happened to one of the young men. Shawn Simoes was fired from his engineering position at Hydro One. Now is the time to look at what can get one fired in the business world. Continue reading
A large manufacturing company had to let one of their long term employees go – this could have been for cause, yet the company decided to do this with no cause attached. As this company has rarely let anyone go it was not used to doing this. It could have been handled better! Continue reading
When hiring we need to ensure those we hire will be a benefit to our organizations. In the past, many people have been hired as a pair of hands – there is a task to do and we need someone to do it. That was all there was to it.
Today, the needs are far different. When we recruit for an organization we do the usual. Every resume is examined to see if it meets the qualifications brought forward by the organization. However, we also examine the need for new hires to be able to think and to adapt to the ever changing situation. Continue reading