View from the Bridge: How philanthropy can attract millennials to your workplace

June 29th, 2016

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A WORD FROM THE TOP
Last month I delivered a ½ day workshop on Inter-Generational Communication in the workplace to a branch of the Federal government. In this highly inter-active session we talked about how to engage and retain employees from all generations. One of the things we looked at was how Millennials are choosing their employers. A key factor in their decision is whether or not the potential employer demonstrates the value of corporate social responsibility. A number of surveys have shown that this is something that will influence their decision on whether to join an organization or not. Below is an article written by the Founders of Giving Well; a consulting firm that assists companies with setting up a meaningful employee driven “giving program”.

The fight for talent is on again in Vancouver, especially in the tech sector. Many companies that we have been talking with are planning to grow and scale their businesses. To do this, they need people. Vertical Bridge has created a customized offering for companies who need to hire a significant number of people within a set period of time. You’ll find an overview of “Managed Recruitment Services” below. This is a great alternative trying to “stick handle” this in-house or sourcing it out to a contingency recruiting firm.

Please let me know if there are any topics/subjects you’d like us to cover in our upcoming newsletters.

Sandra Reder

President & Founder
Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting

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HOW PHILANTHROPY CAN ATTRACT MILLENNIALS TO YOUR WORKPLACE
Guest blog by Sharon Davis & Christina Labarca, Giving Well

Giving away money is easy. Giving away money well is fiendishly difficult. These are the wise words of philanthropist Warren Buffet.

Philanthropy in the workplace is nothing new but how it is conducted is changing and evolving rapidly to meet the needs of the Millennials. A recent Deloitte Survey indicated 6 out of 10 Millennials said a sense of purpose is part of the reason they chose to work for their current employer. Employee driven giving programs are a unique way to attract and retain employees who are looking for an employer aligned with their values of giving back to the community and work-life balance.

When looking for a job/career, Millennials will often put a company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) ahead of other benefits. They are looking to make the world a better place and will make time to participate in charitable activities they are passionate about.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER MANAGED RECRUITMENT SERVICES?
Author: Dawn Longshaw, Managing Director, Professional Recruitment, Vertical Bridge

Quite simply; when you don’t have the time, energy or resources to affect a recruiting program on your own.

There’s more to recruitment than pitching resumes to an open role – imagine your own dedicated recruitment firm sitting inside your business, bringing you the advantages of a network of established and cultivated recruitment relationships, and scaling with you based on your changing business needs. Managed Recruitment Services from Vertical Bridge can transform the way you secure your primary source of competitive advantage – talent – by optimizing the entire recruitment process from workforce planning to structuring and negotiating offers, from employment brand through to candidate care.

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Should You Consider Managed Recruitment Services?

June 2016
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WHAT IS CSR?

 

A quick primer: If you’re unfamiliar with the term Corporate Social Responsibility, here’s an easy video definition.

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Should You Consider Managed Recruitment Services?

June 21st, 2016

By Dawn Longshaw, Managing Director, Professional Recruitment, Vertical Bridge

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Quite simply; when you don’t have the time, energy or resources to affect a recruiting program on your own.

There’s more to recruitment than pitching resumes to an open role – imagine your own dedicated recruitment firm sitting inside your business, bringing you the advantages of a network of established and cultivated recruitment relationships, and scaling with you based on your changing business needs. Managed Recruitment Services from Vertical Bridge can transform the way you secure your primary source of competitive advantage – talent – by optimizing the entire recruitment process from workforce planning to structuring and negotiating offers, from employment brand through to candidate care.

Managed Recruitment Services are not transactional like traditional contingency search– we become embedded in and dedicated to your business, sitting next to you to learn your business inside and out, soaking up your culture; becoming one of your biggest evangelists while providing recruitment solutions designed specifically for your company – particularly if you are without in-house HR support.

Strategic plans are created around team development, expansion and management; including manpower and skills gap analyses, workforce planning, timeframes to hire and budgeting. But there can be no strategy without market intelligence. Managed Recruitment Services from Vertical Bridge also include market mapping against your needs and competitive analysis of your recruiting landscape; to identify and predict trends that may affect current and future recruitment efforts. By working with your management team to help create and extend your employer brand to develop a compelling employer brand message and dependable talent pipelines, you’ll also get help becoming an employer of choice.

With Managed Recruitment Services internal as well as external resources are managed: providing a dedicated researcher/sourcing specialist; creating, building and managing a candidate database for active positions as well as future hires utilizing your existing processes and systems or developing new ones where required; and working with external recruitment partners when necessary, at a fraction of the regular cost, to expand your geographic reach.

This partnership approach means we behave as an extension of your organisation’s Human Resources team, primarily as the engine of your recruitment program but also by building staffing knowledge and skills into your organization. Working with efforts in retention, succession planning, and leadership development; Managed Recruitment Services from Vertical Bridge provide a continuous improvement process for your team.

Regardless of the size of your company, or whether it is a start-up, growing or mature organization; a results focused Managed Recruitment Services program reduces your average cost and time per hire while increasing hire quality. Embedded with your strategic manpower plan, Vertical Bridge has a vested interest in your organization’s success – more than transactional, it’s mutual.

How Philanthropy Can Attract Millennials to Your Workplace

June 17th, 2016

Guest blog by Sharon Davis & Christina Labarca, Giving Well

how to attract millennials to your workplace

Giving away money is easy. Giving away money well is fiendishly difficult.  These are the wise words of philanthropist Warren Buffet.

Philanthropy in the workplace is nothing new but how it is conducted is changing and evolving rapidly to meet the needs of the Millennials.  A recent Deloitte Survey indicated 6 out of 10 Millennials said a sense of purpose is part of the reason they chose to work for their current employer.  Employee driven giving programs are a unique way to attract and retain employees who are looking for an employer aligned with their values of giving back to the community and work-life balance.

When looking for a job/career, Millennials will often put a company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) ahead of other benefits. They are looking to make the world a better place and will make time to participate in charitable activities they are passionate about. Read more

View from the Bridge: How to create leaders people want to follow

May 19th, 2016

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About three weeks ago Debra Finlayson and I delivered our session “Why Leaders Fail: Igniting Followership-The Untapped Organizational Resource” at HRMAX 2016. We were excited to present to over 160 people on this innovative new concept. We’ve had a lot of great feedback since then from those who attended and as a result we’re planning to deliver the session again in the Fall. If you’re interested in attending, please contact me at sreder@verticalbridge.ca and I’ll make sure you receive an invitation. Read more

How to Create Leaders People Want to Follow

May 17th, 2016

By Debra Finlayson, MA, CHRP, SHRM-CP

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In today’s flatter, leaner environment, leaders and organizations cannot succeed without committed, contributing followers. Ask yourself: How many leaders and their organizations achieve lackluster results because they do not have the full support of their followers? (Kelley 1992, p. 200) Read more

View from the Bridge: The secret of exemplary followers

April 21st, 2016

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A WORD FROM THE TOP

We are less than a week away from the HRMA Conference which is being held on April 26th & 27th here in Vancouver. Debra and I are busy putting the finishing touches on our session “Why Leaders Fail: Igniting Followership -The Untapped Organizational Resource”. We are excited to be presenting this “game changing” concept to 155 senior HR leaders and practitioners at our session!

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The secret value of Exemplary Followers: Are you one?

April 18th, 2016

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By Debra Finlayson, MA, CHRP, SHRM-CP

An Exemplary Follower acts with conviction and courage, not simply as an effect of Leadership, but proactively toward enhancing organizational processes

Are you an ‘exemplary’ Follower? How would you know if you were one? You may be thinking to yourself ‘What’s even the point of asking this question?’. If you are questioning the question, this is a sign that you might, in fact, be an ‘exemplary’ Follower. Read more

View from the Bridge: The definition of followership

March 22nd, 2016

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My colleague Debra Finlayson and I are busy preparing for our session on Igniting Followership at the upcoming HRMA conference being held on April 26th and 27th here in Vancouver. You may ask what is Followership? That’s a good question and Debra does a great job of answering it in her article featured below. Read more