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A Global Priority!

If you are not convinced that hiring female executives should be a global priority, you will be when you read National Post’s article, “A champion of women”. The most compelling information in this article is the statistics provided by Catalyst, a non-profit advisory group who looked at the relationship between women’s representation in corporate-officer positions and board-of-director positions in the U.S. […]

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Communication skills are improving but is our work force ready for today’s increasingly competitive global economy?

According to a recent News-press.com article reporting on a study by the Society of Human Resource Management, written and oral communications are getting better!  The survey on work force readiness shows such skills have improved nearly 20% during the past 3 years. How long ago did you use your cell phone or Onstar to call someone?  When was the

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The Hardest Jobs to Fill

Engineers, machinists and skilled trade workers are among the nation’s most challenging postitions to fill according to this year’s survey of the hardest jobs to fill, released annually by Manpower Inc., as reported by U.S. employers. Jonas Prising, President of Manpower North America said, “From our research it is clear that across the country employers are experiencing

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Executives Support “Green Initiatives”

And it is not just talk!  The latest Executive Quiz from Korn/Ferry International showed that 75% of Executives would be willing to forgo a portion of their salary in support of “green” initiatives.  When these executives were asked about current resources their employers have dedicated to “green” issues, 49 % reported that existing staff have been

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2008 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report

Each year ExecuNet publishes a comprehensive report on the current status of the executive job market.  As always these surveys make for interesting reading, especially the 2008 survey which suggests that even though our minds are constantly being directed to a slowdown in the economy, some key points from this report suggest otherwise. ¬ “Thanks in part to

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Bummed out at work? Join the club

The article, “Bummed out at work? Join the club”, by Tavia Grant and Wallace Immen and based on a survey commissioned by Desjardins Financial Security, suggests Canadians are increasingly stressed on the job, leading to rising levels of burnout and depression.  “Stress, burnout and depression create huge fallout in the workplace that far exeeeds taking a sick

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