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.
Transformation or cultural change calls on the energy, focus and commitment of everyone in the organization. It’s less a matter of managing change than it is a matter of leading.
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.
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?
Hiring a university president is the most important decision a board of governors will make. It is a challenging journey marked with interviews, months of discussion, selection committee meetings and tough deliberations. Once the ideal candidate has been identified, it may seem like the difficult part is over. But, in fact, the most important work of the board lies ahead.
Losing your job is tough under any circumstance. Whether you have lost your job as a result of restructuring or downsizing amidst the COVID-19 crisis or have been unemployed since before these recent global developments, conducting a job search during this pandemic will be more challenging.
Focusing on a job search while grappling with the impacts of COVID-19 may seem impossible. You may be asking yourself what will an economic downturn mean for future job prospects? Or, how can I even conduct a job search with all the disruptions from this crisis and should I even continue?
Gina Pecore shares her thoughts on the advantages of being employee-owned, addresses the challenges of maintaining a corporate culture in a geographically dispersed organization, and how the next generation will shape the way we work.
Doug Jones, CEO of WorkSafeNB shares his thoughts on the shifting concept of safety in the workplace, the role technology will play in creating an engaged workforce, and how more senior professionals can help address emerging skills gaps.
With 30 years of experience in public service and community development, including his roles as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Environment and Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Caron has unique insights on the region’s strengths. He shares his perspectives on our urban-rural divide, embracing immigration to grow our base, and how we can gain a competitive edge in appealing to millennials in the labour market.
Enhancing Atlantic Canada’s economy through the strengthening of our workforce
In the fall of 2019, Anna Stuart asked Dr. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island, to share his insights as to how Atlantic Canadian universities are preparing students—the future workforce—to contribute to the region’s growth and prosperity.