Posts from Bruce McAlpine

How “Fail-Fast” Methodology Applies to On-Boarding New Employees

By | Employee Engagement ,Evaluation ,Leadership ,Retention | June 18, 2014 | 0 comment

While we all hope that every new employee is going to make it, we also know that unfortunately this is not the case. A little advance planning can go a long way to reducing the cost of poor hires.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 9

By | Interviews ,Leadership ,News | April 9, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 9

Business executives get comparatively little training on how to effectively influence others. Their personal comportment can help or hinder the situation. The psychological importance of getting others to maintain focus in the face of complexity, challenges, interruptions and competing objectives is sadly underestimated.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 8

By | Employee Engagement ,Leadership ,News | February 12, 2014 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 8

In order to effectively motivate a group of individuals to accomplish an objective (in the military, these can often be arduous and life-threatening), the ability to express the purpose and importance of a task with passion and conviction is vital. In many ways, you need to breathe life in to the many words that populate a planning document.

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2013 Employer Survey by MacLeod Law Firm

By | Employment Law ,News | January 15, 2014 | 0 comment

McLeod Law Firm conducted an employer survey that focused on past and future human resources initiatives regarding recruitment and selection, employment contracts, corporate policies, and employment law.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 7

By | Leadership ,News | October 16, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 7

In many interview settings, Hiring Managers focus on the achievements of the candidates, but not on how those results have been achieved through the teams the candidates have led. Pay particular attention to getting specific concrete examples, not generalities or theoretical/hypothetical platitudes.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 6

By | Leadership ,News | September 11, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 6

The most important step in all plans is to define the problem and the desired outcome. Without clearly identifying the problem you are trying to solve and what you are trying to achieve, you can come up with excellent solutions to the wrong problems, wasting precious time, energy and resources.

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A Game-Changer In Employee Engagement Analytics

By | Employee Engagement ,Evaluation ,News ,Retention | August 12, 2013 | 0 comment
A Game-Changer In Employee Engagement Analytics

The Employee Survey Toolkit, a free employee survey service available on-line at www.employeesurveytoolkit.com EST is a wholly owned subsidiary of Entec Corporation that has been providing leading edge employee surveys since 1996. These surveys have been tested and re-tested for validity and reliability over many years and close to 100,000 employees, to ensure the highest quality of data that is derived from these surveys.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | July 10, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

Most Canadians do not understand the modern Canadian Forces. It is an institution that is driven by transformational leadership (not transactional “do this because it is an order” management) and leadership development began the day I joined. The Canadian military is also a very progressive, open minded and thinking organisation that strives to build inclusive and cohesive teams. The basic culture and approach in the military is the same as any good private enterprise. Therefore, adjustment to “civilian work” was very easy.

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