The ability to effectively respond to a crisis or to lead change have long been considered leadership imperatives. However, change on the scale that organizations now face, combined with the strains of a continued global crisis, have many reconsidering their leadership needs.
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.
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?
“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.
As the details of Canada’s historical treatment of Indigenous peoples continue to be uncovered, we are reminded of the importance to question our beliefs about Indigenous history and people and the need to seek greater understanding.
As we head into Pride celebrations, many employers are motivated to reflect on their own journey towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce and their support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Welcome to our first episode of KBRS Leader Insights, a video series that invites leaders to reflect on their leadership journeys, career transitions, and share how their experience has informed their perspective on the future.
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.
International Women’s Day gives us cause to reflect on the great strides that have been made toward greater gender balance at all levels of organizations, as well as how far we still have to go.