Yearly Archives: 2017

2018 Corp Goals? DONE!  Personal Goals? Not so much…

By | Candidate Advice | December 12, 2017 | 0 comment

Your corporate goals are all set for 2018.  How about your personal goals? You may recall a year ago about this time receiving my post called “Dreaming about 2017 – A Fable”.  It was a short practical guide to effective personal goal setting, full of motivational quotes and a Goals Template, just in time for […]

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“Precarious Employment”: 3 Lessons for Employers & 3 for Employees

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,Retention | November 21, 2017 | 0 comment

We live in changing times! Today, a prosperous and fulfilling career is significantly more challenging to achieve. Despite a recent economic uptick, it appears that employment instability has become the norm. This “precarious employment” environment is rooted in past trends that increased the competitiveness of the job market, made companies reluctant to hire full-time staff, […]

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Ontario Employers: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned – Bill 148

By | Employment Law ,News | September 21, 2017 | 0 comment

In my capacity as the current President of ACSESS (the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services, the national association representing the interests of the $13B staffing industry in Canada), I am sharing with you my grave concerns about Ontario’s Bill 148, now under review. As all of you are aware, Ontario’s Premier Wynne […]

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Employer Alert: Changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act

By | Employment Law ,News | July 20, 2017 | 0 comment

The Ontario government is quickly moving Bill 148 through the provincial legislature. Some Proposes Changes to the ESA Bill 148 proposes changes to the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) including a $ 15 minimum wage by January 1, 2019, an additional week vacation after 5 years of service, and two paid personal emergency leave days […]

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The Changing Role of the CEO

By | Leadership ,News | June 14, 2017 | 0 comment

While there are some foundational truths about leadership and the role of the CEO that have remained constant over time, rapid shifts in business organization and strategy are forcing new leaders to adapt. In its recently released 20th CEO Survey, PwC summarizes findings relating to CEOs around the world – and their changing role within companies. Two […]

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Will Your Employee Termination Clauses Stand Up In Court?

By | Employment Law | May 17, 2017 | 0 comment

The enforceability of termination clauses is a hotly contested area of employment law. Employers who draft proper termination clauses in employment contracts can significantly limit their liability when terminating employees. A termination clause that is poorly written will not be enforced by a court. If the clause is not enforceable, then the employee is usually […]

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Are you ready for the next “Discontinuous Innovation” in your industry?

By | Leadership ,News | March 23, 2017 | 0 comment

  Donald Rumsfelt, George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defence during the Iraqi war, is famous for his quote “There are known knowns; these are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown […]

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Ned’s Rules of Engagement

By | Leadership ,News | February 15, 2017 | 0 comment

Introduction I developed a particular passion during 22 years of service in uniform.  That passion was how leaders work – what they did, and more importantly, why they did it. In 1998, I began to articulate some guidelines that I had learned over time, both in and out of uniform, about how people (who are […]

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