FYI: Commissionaires Newfoundland and Labrador appoints Captain (N) Edward George Forward as CEO

KBRS is pleased to have assisted in the appointment of Captain (N) E.G. Forward, RCN as CEO of Commissionaires Newfoundland and Labrador. Read CNL's official announcement below.

St. John’s NS – The board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of Commissionaires is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain (N) E.G. Forward, RCN as CEO, effective September 16, 2019.

Captain (N) E.G. Forward succeeds Jim Lynch, who will retire after providing exemplary service in this role since his appointment in 2012.

Fit to be hired: Finding the right leader

The following article previously appeared in the St. John's Board of Trade, Business News, August / September 2015 issue.

The search has begun for a new leader. Your team wants someone with presence and profile, someone charismatic who is widely revered, and maybe someone who knows their way around a golf course. The wish list is likely long, but is it the best list to ensure “the right fit” for your organization?

A Recruiter’s Perspective on Our Immigration Challenge

Immigration has been talked about a lot lately. It has been cited as a vital ingredient to long-term prosperity in Atlantic Canada in the face of our aging population and shrinking workforce. According to the Ivany Report, Nova Scotia is projected to have 100,000 fewer working age people by 2036 than we did in 2010. That’s nearly a 20% decline in our labour pool. Clearly, a successful immigration program is no longer “nice-to-have”, it’s a must.

Building Your Board: How to Avoid Common Recruitment Challenges

Boards are as diverse as the organizations they serve. However, there are a number of common challenges boards face including an evolving regulatory environment, increasing role complexity and rising demands for transparency and social responsibility. As the expectations of boards increase, so too does the importance of ensuring that your board is up to the challenge. In our experience, there are six critical steps to building an exemplary board for today’s challenging board rooms.

Ace the Interview: The Dos and Dont's to Consider

I was thinking the other day just how many interviews have I conducted? I've been doing this for 11 years and I probably on average interview four people a day, so based on 250 working days/year that's roughly 11,000 interviews! Other than feeling rather old all of a sudden, I feel somewhat equipped to comment on what makes a good interview since I've seen many good (and many not so good) over the years. Here are a few suggestions…

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