Why Your Organization Needs Accountable Managers

According to a Learning and Development Roundtable study from Gartner, 60% of new managers underperform during their first two years, driving performance gaps and employee turnover across the entire frontline. This is dismal news for organizations. The good news, however, is that when your frontline managers are equipped with the leadership tools, training, and development needed to succeed this risk can be avoided.

Five Unconscious Biases to Watch Out for in Your Hiring Process

Cultivating a diverse workforce is important and this notion is supported by economic trends and research. With many Atlantic Canadian regions experiencing population decline and the impact of the ‘brain drain’, as newly minted graduates head west, the topic of enhancing diversity within our organizations has moved to the forefront of talent management conversations.

Delivering Difficult News: The Art of Respectful Terminations

There comes a time in every leader's career when they must let an employee go. It could be the result of restructuring or that the individual is no longer the right fit for the business needs. Whatever the reason, planning for a termination meeting can cause anxiety and loss of sleep for even the most experienced leaders. What should you say, or not say? How will the employee receiving the news react? How will you handle the transition of the employee’s responsibilities? What security precautions do you need to take?

Surprising Workforce Realities in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Recruiters Perspective

“What is the talent market really like in Newfoundland and Labrador?” This is one of the most common questions I’ve been asked over the past 17 years as a recruitment professional. General curiosity is understandable since recruitment activity is often seen as a good economic indicator and those of us in recruitment know firsthand which sectors are growing and hiring and which ones are contracting.  

Rai$e the Question

When is the right time to ask for a raise? Does the knot in your stomach say never? Don’t let fear be your compass. With a war for talent unfolding that has triggered widespread turnover and workplace disruption the time to advocate for yourself is now.