Employee Engagement

“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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“What does IKIGAI have to do with my Job Satisfaction and Fulfillment?”

By | Candidate Advice ,Employee Engagement | October 12, 2016 | 0 comment

In a recent Toronto Star article, Why North Americans should consider dumping age-old retirement, (September 6, 2016) Neil Pasricha, (author of The Happiness Equation, and The Book of Awesome) explores Canadian retirement myths and realities. Pasricha notes, “…the Institute for Economic Affairs says incidences of depression spike 40 per cent the year people retire.”   […]

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Employee Engagement? Try these 3 Questions at your next Meeting

By | Employee Engagement | June 15, 2016 | 0 comment

One of the hottest topics in human resource management right now is Employee Engagement.  Studies consistently show that falling levels of Employee Engagement are directly correlated with lower productivity, higher absenteeism, and higher turn-over.   A recent global study involving 44,000 respondents conducted by PwC (http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/hr-management-services/pdf/pwc-nextgen-study-2013.pdf) found the following broad categories of factors contributed significantly […]

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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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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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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 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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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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