Personal Health Affecting Health of the Economy

Businesses must prepare for widespread major illnesses

For the last number of years, Canadians and Manitobans have basked in the glory of the growing global economy. More and more businesses are exporting their goods and services all over the world. Many have established manufacturing plants and distribution systems in foreign countries. With this has come a burst in international travel as employees and owners arrive in various countries for sales excursions, annual meetings and other business trips. Life is exciting.

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Recruitment is a Public Relations Exercise!

I’m sure you’ve heard about the public relations challenge recently faced by Skip the Dishes, the successful food delivery company based in Winnipeg. It was reported that a young applicant was turned down for a second interview because she asked a question about compensation and benefits. The remarks made by the human resource manager suggested that talking about compensation so early in the recruitment process was deemed inappropriate and thus the candidacy opportunity was halted. Now of course, since the candidate posted her dilemma on the internet, Skip the Dishes is scrambling to recover its tarnished public image.

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The Workforce Revolution: Implications for Leaders

From Debra Magnuson – Career Partners International – Twin Cities

 

With Baby Boomers beginning their moves into retirement and Generation Z, the youngest generation, now entering the workforce, the needs and expectations of employees are changing. To provide insight into the importance and impact of this workforce revolution, Career Partners International, one of the largest talent management solution providers in the world, hosted researcher and author Dan Schawbel for a webinar entitled “Generation Z: Understanding the Next Generation of Worker.” This document discusses the concepts introduced during the webinar, as well as practices that engage employees of all ages, concluding with solutions to help organizations thrive by leveraging the strengths of the new workforce.

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When Layoffs Happen, Take Care of Employees Too

“The hiring outlook for the Winnipeg area for the next few months doesn’t look great….only five per cent of the employers surveyed said they plan to hire more workers during the first quarter of 2015. The vast majority — 88 per cent — said they plan to maintain current staffing levels, while seven per cent said they anticipate cutbacks.” – December 9, 2014 – Winnipeg Free Press

As the calendar year comes to an end, what are your plans for the upcoming year? How are things looking so far? If you are one of the companies that will be looking to hire or you’re an individual who will commence a new job in the New Year, congratulations!

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Self-Promote with Stretch Assignments

Alright, so you’ve finished your advanced degree, perhaps an MBA, but there doesn’t seem to be an opportunity for promotion in your organization. Then again, where will you get the work related experience that could be leveraged to attain a new job role in another organization? Don’t despair – take a harder look within your organization!

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