Posts from Bruce McAlpine

If Training is so important, why doesn’t it work?

By | News ,Training/Professional Development | May 19, 2016 | 0 comment

Research clearly shows a link between investing in training and improved organizational performance yet research on training effectiveness shows that most training doesn’t work. That’s a strange paradox – and a problem. It is not that trainers are not trying to do a good job – most are competent and passionate about what they do, […]

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Poor ‘fit’ causes far too many terminations/resignations – How do we fix this?

By | News | March 23, 2016 | 0 comment

As an Executive Coach and Career Consultant working with senior executives in the banking, insurance and media industries for the past 14 years, it has become apparent to me that “Fit” is perhaps the most important component of a successful career. Yes, excellent technical competencies are obviously basic requirements of any position. And interpersonal and […]

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Better Management or Better Leadership?

By | Leadership | February 18, 2016 | 0 comment

Do We Need Better Management or Better Leadership? Why is it that the word “management” is so prevalent in our workplaces when study after study highlights the desperate need for “leadership”? North American companies spend upwards of 15 billion dollars a year on leadership education and yet the Deloitte study Global Human Capital Trends 2014 […]

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Top 10 Employment Law Stories of 2015

By | Employment Law | January 13, 2016 | 0 comment

  Seasons change; employment laws change and the last four seasons saw many changes to Ontario’s employment law landscape. In fact, 2015 may later be known as the year the Kathleen Wynne government started implementing its rather ambitious employment law agenda…changes were made to a number of laws including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities […]

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Solving The Talent Acquisition Challenge

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,News ,Selection ,Sourcing | October 15, 2015 | 0 comment

An “Outsider’s View” of the Talent Acquisition Challenge 93% of CEO’s recognize a need to change their strategy for attracting and retaining talent, according to PwC’s 14th Annual Global CEO Survey. But, “there is an enormous gap between intention and action” – 61% have yet to take the first step. Clearly, the subject of “attracting […]

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An Aging Workforce is a Competitive Advantage

By | Leadership | March 5, 2015 | 0 comment

In many organizations 30-40% of the workforce is now over 50 — or will be by 2030. That number accounts for no less than 25-30% of operating expenses.

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Strategic Workforce Planning

By | News | January 27, 2015 | 0 comment

Significantly, due to the Baby Boomer phenomenon, there is a “risk of losing a large percentage of the leadership cohort at the same time”. The impact on retirement savings due to the softness of the economy in the past few years has delayed this retirement move; however, the study found that “this cohort is (now) beginning to exit the workforce in growing numbers.”

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Leadership in a Multinational Environment – Maximize Not Marginalize

By | Leadership | January 16, 2015 | 0 comment

True leadership allows for the creation of an open forum to debate ideas, concepts and change. When portions of the team are marginalized from the group, the team and organizations no longer benefit from their untapped ideas. In an era of multiculturalism, leaders must pay particular attention to tap into these ideas and avoid ostracizing those with different cultural backgrounds.

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