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Succession Planning with Margot Ross-Graham

Posted: August 27, 2014

CBC’s workplace columnist has always been a favourire of ours and her insight is always educational and inspirational. In this clip, Margot Ross-Graham talks about being accountable for succession planning, something Daeco helps our clients with often. We make sure it gets done – gently but firmly. You don’t want to be caught without a succession plan! Click here to listen.          

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Just cause termination: Are you getting it right?

Posted: August 25, 2014

When it comes to letting go of employees, following the right procedures is always on the forefront of any manager or HR professional’s mind. It can be highly sensitive and can be difficult to navigate. And this is exactly why performance improvement plans are being used and abused. Many mangers think they need to create a plan to lay the ground work before dismissing an employee. And this can end up being a huge waste of time and resources if the end goal is to let the employee go and not actually improve their performance. For more on this, check out this...

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The Leadership Skills You Need to be Successful

Posted: August 19, 2014

Want to know what 332,860 bosses, peers and subordinates have to say about the most important leadership skills a person can have? Workopolis found a study that shows just this. Not surprisingly, motivating others tops the list. Keep that in mind when dealing with your own staff. And it wouldn’t hurt to practice the other top rated skills too.   Think you’ve got the skills required to make a great leader? We’ve got an actual checklist. Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, executives at Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, conducted a survey of 332,860 “bosses, peers, and subordinates” (that is a...

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Why Your Business Needs a Succession Plan

Posted: August 12, 2014

A succession plan is the process of identifying key internal people and developing them to take on key leadership roles within your company. Most businesses have this plan in place but don’t give it much thought. Your company’s growth and longevity is obviously important so when we read this article from Prevue HR we knew it was something we had to share. Does it get you thinking? Most organizations have a succession plan in place, but very few give importance to it. This is a recipe for disaster as organizations will not be prepared for job vacancies due to retirement...

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On-boarding Critical to Employee Retention

Posted: August 7, 2014

This is a song we’ve always sang here at Daeco – on-boarding is critical to employee happiness and retention. This article we found on The Province proves just that. Read on to find out how getting people engaged and excited about coming to work is good for your business’ bottom line.   The process of starting a new job is becoming less likely to involve sitting at a desk with an orientation binder for a day and more likely to occupy a lot more time and in-depth coaching, especially in labourstarved Alberta. A recent human resources report on the labour market in...

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