Posts from Bruce McAlpine

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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Top 10 Employment Law Stories of 2014 by Doug MacLeod

By | Employment Law | December 17, 2014 | 0 comment

Published with permission granted by Doug MacLeod, MacLeod Law Firm, 2014. To view the original publication, please visit The end of the year is nigh… And Ontario looks a little bit different…at least, from an employment law perspective. More and more, Canadians are taking legal matters into their own hands and 2014 gave employees the power […]

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Leadership 101: Serve to Lead

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,News | November 19, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Serve to Lead

As in any business or organization, no matter how much automation and digital integration takes place, it is the people who ultimately make the company work. Alongside the typical job spec of any manager to provide direction and resolve issues for my team, I also recognize that I must be willing to serve.

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Getting Buy-in to Change by Robert Harris

By | News | October 15, 2014 | 0 comment

A few months ago, I was asked to speak at a corporate event involving the announcement of some major changes both to the organization’s structure and employees’ roles and responsibilities. About 200 senior managers and executives were in the room. As the CEO reached the podium, a huge banner unfolded with the message: Vision 2014. The […]

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Thoughts on Lou Adler’s “Hire with your Head”

By | Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | October 15, 2014 | 0 comment

Interviews can devolve into an acting job for your candidates if the questions are not based on past performance but are purely hypothetical. Questions like Adler’s second one (“If you were to get this job, how would you…”) allow candidates to take a flight of fancy and answer the way they feel the interviewer wants.

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Leadership 101: Leadership Versus Management

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,News | August 11, 2014 | 0 comment

The key for leaders is to manage the tension between the leadership requirements (influencing people) and the management skills (managing processes). Leadership strives for effectiveness and management strives for efficiency. Sometimes you have to be inefficient in order to be effective. Making the call is the leader’s domain.

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The “Sine Qua Non” of Great Hiring Decisions – The “Scorecard”

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,News | July 16, 2014 | 0 comment

By using a scorecard before initiating the recruitment and selection process, you can ensure that there is alignment between the objectives outlined in the positions you are for and the overall goals for your organization.

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