Diversity as a Competitive Advantage

Ride the subway, walk down a busy downtown street, or attend a lecture at a local university. If you take a moment to look around, you will notice the rich cultural diversity of our cities. If you’re middle-aged and grew up in Canada, you may also realize that the face of our cities has changed…

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Diversity as a Competitive Advantage

Diversity as a Competitive Advantage

By: Marisa Lauri Ride the subway, walk down a busy downtown street, or attend a lecture at a local university. If you take a moment to look around, you will notice the rich cultural diversity of our cities. If you’re middle-aged and grew up in Canada, you may also realize that the face of our…

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Impact of Onboarding and Initial Training Programs on the Success of Hires

Barrett Rose & Lee, Inc.

Impact of Onboarding and Initial Training Programs on the Success of Hires. By Vikki Ali, Barrett Rose & Lee, Inc. Employee ‘onboarding’, a talent management term, is a rebirthing of the age-old concept of new hire orientation. Best defined as a systematic and comprehensive approach to orienting a new employee to help them get “on…

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Connecting People to What Matters

It’s 2008: Do You Know Where Your Talent Is? Part 2 of a Deloitte Research Series on Talent Management By Robin Athey “Connecting” matters. CEOs talk about the need to connect with customers and suppliers, across teams and silos, and to meet big goals. New hires are encouraged to connect with key people. Even getting…

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Assessing Job Candidates for Fit

Quality personnel selections are important to organizational success and are critical to performance improvement. Increasingly, organizations are not just looking to fill positions based on knowledge, skills and abilities, but also for the right cultural fit for each role. This includes quality staff that can operate in an environment of increasing complexity and change, and…

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Improving Talent Management Can Improve Earnings

Barrett Rose & Lee, Inc.

Report Findings: Companies Can Improve Earnings Nearly 15% by Improving Talent Management Function By excelling in talent management, the average Fortune 500 company can generate a nearly 15% improvement in Earnings Before Interest, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA), netting almost $400 million annually, according to new Book of Numbers research from The Hackett Group, a strategic…

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The True Cost of Toxic Employees and What To Do About It

The True Cost of Toxic Employees

By: Renee Heinemann, Sr. Consultant, Barrett Rose & Lee Inc. In his book by the same name, Malcolm Gladwell defines a successful outlier as someone who charted a predictable course, was given an opportunity and had the strength and presence of mind to seize it.  There is much discourse on identifying a superstar, recognizing their…

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The Importance of Emotionally Intelligent Teams

The Importance of Emotionally Intelligent Teams

When Daniel Goleman wrote his landmark books on emotional intelligence in the 90’s (Emotional Intelligence, 1995, Working with Emotional Intelligence, 1998), managers in organizations everywhere nodded heads in agreement. Finally, what they knew to be true about dealing with people had a name and was clearly articulated. For the past decade, important research has been…

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Playing to Win in a Global Economy

Barrett Rose & Lee, Inc.

Canadian Findings A Watson Wyatt report Executive Summary Attracting and retaining talent is becoming more critical — and more difficult — for Canadian organizations. With an aging workforce, younger workers in short supply and unemployment rates at a 30-year low, the competition for key talent is increasingly fierce. And organizations are feeling the heat. Consistent…

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Keeping Employees Motivated and Engaged

Keeping Employees Motivated and Engaged

How do employees’ views affect their engagement in their work and commitment to their employer’s and ultimately, their behavior and performance on the job? The key is making them feel valued and trusted. How to Keep Employees Engaged By: Joe Robinson on Entrepreneur.com We see it every day at the office: the I’m-in-pain-because-I’m-working-so-hard face. It…

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