View from the Bridge: The top 3 human capital challenges

March 29th, 2017

A WORD FROM THE TOP
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us recently in the Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards. It was such an honor for Vertical Bridge to be nominated by you the readers! We don’t know the results yet, but when we do we’ll let you know if we “brought home the trophy.” 😊

The article below was featured in the March edition of Canadian HR Reporter and it provides insight on 3 of the key human capital challenges that employers will face over the next 5 years. Leadership development tops the list. I was honored to be asked to have some input into this article.

Recently we’ve been focusing on providing innovative leadership development to our clients in partnership with Virginia Joy Smith, former Senior Director of Talent & Culture at Amazon. We are now offering this Leadership Series program which is a 3 day program with post-session follow-up. If you would like to learn more about this please contact me and I would be happy to send you the program syllabus.

Again, thanks for your support and votes for the Reader’s Choice Awards!

Warm regards,

 

Sandra Reder

President & Founder
Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting

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TOP 3 HUMAN CAPITAL CHALLENGES OVER NEXT 5 YEARS: REPORT
Credit: Sarah Dobson, Canadian HR Reporter

In response to a Conference Board of Canada’s report (HR Trends & Metrics) Canadian HR Reporter spoke to Vertical Bridge’s Sandra Reder about the three big human capital challenges expected over the next five years. Here’s an excerpt:

What it takes to be a good leader has changed as the role becomes more complex, said Sandra Reder, president and founder of Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting in Vancouver. “It’s a way different world out there. To be a leader in today’s business climate, the old command and-control style is long gone, and back in the day, you were the boss and you got to say what happened and if people didn’t like it, they sucked it up and left — you can’t lead that way anymore. You’ve got so many different factors impacting — you’ve got technology, generational issues in the workplace, you’ve got your leaders now coming out of that younger generation and they’re a different breed, they’re hard-wired differently, so to identify them and nurture them and grow them, it requires a whole different set of rules and skills.

Check out the March edition of Canadian HR Reporter ordownload full article here (PDF)

WELCOME A NEW VBer!
Vertical Bridge is pleased to welcome the amazing Jamie Read to our family of committed HR consultants.

Jamie is a Senior Human Resources Professional and an Executive Coach. With over 16 years’ experience in Human Resources and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Jamie has held senior level positions in Human Resources both in the private and not for profit sectors.

Jamie most recently led Human Resources for Commissionaires BC, a well-respected organization in the security industry. As a member of the senior leadership team she was responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of managing the organization’s human capital. Prior to this, Jamie has held leadership and HR business partner roles in commercial, retail and residential real estate.

Her experience includes workforce planning and management, employee engagement, organizational development, training, benefit plans, stakeholder relationships and succession planning.

Plus, look at that amazing smile! Welcome aboard, Jamie!

 

March 2017
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THIS IS A REMINDER TO US ALL

 

Anti-social media: A sweet poem about looking up from our smartphones and connecting with those around us that matter.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

 

Laurie Caldi is an intelligent, strategic and articulate individual. She is a technical expert in her field who also understands people and the value and necessity of both equally. Laurie was a guiding light in the transition to a new accounting system for our office and can manage technical change and HR matters equally which makes transitions smooth and welcoming.

 

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