OUR GREAT MINDS

Human Resources Featured Stories:

    • The Risks And Rewards Of Entrepreneurial Leaders

      by Sean McLean

      Forceful. Ruthless. Impatient. Controlling. Unreasonable. These adjectives are unlikely to be top-of-mind when most people are asked to describe the ideal leader. Yet any scan of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs reveals that many frequently demonstrate these and other undesirable leadership characteristics. Why then does the word entrepreneur have a positive connotation? Why are so […]

    • Y is the Gap so Great?

      by Denise Baril

      Being in the training industry, I see that the generational gap is expanding, but believe I am one who truly gets it. I just happen to be one of those wise leaders who understand the next generation. So, I take the online quiz to see how close I mirror Gen Y. I was going to […]

    • Carving The New Landscape

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      In a competitive work environment, extrinsic rewards such as fringe benefits, promotion, bonuses, commissions, or conditions of work no longer entice employees to increase their levels of performance. However, intrinsic rewards, which are more personal and directly tied to a completion of a task or attainment of a specific goal, have proven to motivate employee […]

    • Workplace Cohesion: Eliminating the Cognitive Gap

      by Katie Marks

      Virtually every company can attest to “gaps” in the system occurring in areas of skills, generations, age, culture, compensation, gender, education, knowledge, technology, and more. There is, however, one gap that is too often overlooked and is present in the most basic of human functions—thinking. Despite such a strong emphasis on employee attraction and retention, […]

    • Labrador

      by Tina Olivero

      What has 3100 new job opportunities, 24 million in funding for fiber optics, and a 13 percent increase in air passenger traffic? That’s right… Way up north in the majestic ­Labrador landscape lies a wealth of opportunity and growth that will, once again, catapult the province of ­Newfoundland and Labrador to an all-time high. Nestled […]

    • Social Recruiting and Social Job Seekers

      by Stefanie Hanz, BHRM

      Connect with me, I’m Social! http://www.linkedin.com/in/stefhanz http://branchout.com/StefHanz http://twitter.com/SourceSpot Social recruiting has quickly become one of the hottest topics in the recruitment industry. Recruiters rely heavily on reaching both active and passive job seekers, and building connections. Social media complements the arsenal of tools and techniques used to source top talent, and recruiters are quickly harnessing […]

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