An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) study published in 2020 concluded finding a suitable balance between work and life is a challenge for all workers, especially working parents. The ability to successfully combine work, family commitments and personal life is important for the well-being of all members in a household. Do we need […]
Right-to-Work Laws Needed Following Supreme Courts Decision In addition to wasteful spending, governments’ laws dampen productivity and infringe workers’ rights. In turn, this creates conditions for unions to destroy wealth and job creation efforts. Take the Canadian situation. Closed-shop, union-shop, and Rand formula are government-approved, union-friendly arrangements that exist unchallenged. Other countries recognized that these […]
Encouragement goes a long way to motivate and retain employees. In fact, encouragement can be more effective than a salary increase. It costs so little, yet managers don’t do it often enough. Many managers will wait six months to a year to discuss their subordinates’ performance. Several managers avoid it as long as possible. Why? My […]
Your résumé is a marketing document meant to show a recruiter you are the best fit for the advertised job. It’s the start of building your brand. It is not meant to convey your life story. Your goal in writing the résumé is to show clearly, concisely, on one page, maximum two, why you are the best fit for the organization; effectively, how you might create superior value than someone else.
In my 32-years business career, mainly in executive management positions, I hired many people. In hindsight, some were exceptional, others fitted well, but a few did not pan out. Hiring the right person was challenging. It was an area I researched, discussed with professionals, yet each senior-level-hire created anxiety.
Are you thinking about your next career move? Considering retiring? The ideal early retirement and perfect post retirement activities? Ten years ago, I answered yes to each question. Then I heard this “nagging inner voice” telling me to let it go, and listen to God’s goal. Uncomfortable, distraught, fearful, I knew I needed to heed that voice and follow God’s lead.