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Company Perks

Companies are offering more and more “perks” in an effort to retain and attract employees.  Beer Friday, a massage two times a week and a games room!  According to an article in the Seattle Times, the employees at F5 enjoy a variety of team-building activities and company perks all contributing to a happy workforce. Here are a number of other company perks […]

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The “Talent Shortage”?

“Talent Shortage Emerges as No. 1 Employer Concern” “Our population will begin to shrink and our workforce will dry up.” “Schools in peril across Ontario” “Census Points to shrinking households” “Retirement of baby boomers may reverberate in workplace”, “Enrollment Shrinking, says education minister”, “The Talent Shortage Myth”, The Immigration Squeeze” These are only a few of

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Do you want to be an Astronaut?

The Canadian Space Agency is conducting a national astronaut recruitment campaign at the end of May 2008 to select astronauts to join its Canadian Astronaut Corps. It would be difficult for me to think of an occupation that I have not created a resume for, including a banana grower, a Roman Catholic Nun, a nude model and a ceramic potter, just

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Employees Looking for Work/Life Balance

According to a recent Survey published by Monster, 89% of respondents look for work/life balance programs when evaluating a new job.  Only half of the HR professionals agreed on the importance, which is probably why only 29% of employees who participated in the online survey rated their company’s work/life balance programs as good or excellent. The 2008 Executive Job Market Intelligence

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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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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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PASSION, INTEGRITY, PERSEVERANCE and DETERMINATION!

These are some of the words used by winners of, Top 40 Under 40 2007, in describing their personal qualities relating to their success.  This award was founded in 1995 by Douglas Caldwell, chairman of Caldwell Partners Inc. and honours those under 40 who have shown vision, leadership, innovation, achievement and have made an impact and been involved in their community.  Mr Caldwell

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