Businesses previously measured success through production or output. Deliverables, impact, and clients used to attract the best talent. The days of recruiting candidates by offering one definition of success – climbing the corporate ladder with a singular focus – are gone. Today, your employer brand is your most effective recruitment and growth strategy yet.
Inclusion and diversity are highly systemic problems that plague organizations. These problems marginalize authentic talent, contribute to group think, and encourage hiring decisions that prefer a homogenous applicant pool.
Creating a diverse and unstoppable team starts with inclusive hiring practices. Great candidates can get skipped over during the application process if you are not acknowledging and protecting against biases at every stage. Fortunately there are a few easy ways to start bias-proofing your hiring process and get the best candidates in the door. (more…)
A shared concern in the back of the mind of many small to medium business owners is – Who is going to take over when I retire?
According to a 2013 Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses survey, 75% of Canadian business owners will exit their business by 2022. That’s only 3 more years. Let that sink in. For business owners who haven’t put much thought into succession planning, the continuity of their hard built business is at stake.
Small businesses offer big benefits. Offering a competitive compensation package is critical to successfully hiring and retaining top talent. You may think that as a small business, you can’t compete with the big businesses. It’s time to shift that perception!
While you maybe can’t compete with large employers on salary or extravagant benefits, a creative total rewards package can be just as enticing. Small businesses can turn a lot of their unique features into a competitive edge that big companies can’t easily replicate. (more…)
Wellness in the workplace. This topic is continuously evolving. Health and wellness means different things to different people – so how does a company develop a wellness program that supports all employees? What kind of tools support ongoing wellness, versus a one-time ‘quick-fix’ initiative?