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What is Followership and why should we care?

March 17th, 2016

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Leadership is co-produced!


By Debra Finlayson, Followership Consultant

Are ineffective followers actually responsible for World War II?

Ira Chaleff, author of ‘The Courageous Follower”, opined in his classic book on Followership “If we’d had effective followers surrounding Hitler, he would not have risen to power”. And while you or I may have lessor challenges than preventing the rise of the Third Reich, the success of our organizations is still impacted not just by the quality of our leaders, but by the quality of our followers, and not just any followers.  It turns out that the type of people who could have prevented Hitler’s rise to power are the same type of people who hold the potential to unleash huge gains in productivity for your organization. They’re called “Exemplary Followers” and knowing they exist brings you half-way toward harnessing their power for positive change. Read more

Surrey Board of Trade: Mentoring Program To Be Launched in 2016

February 12th, 2016

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Credit: The following is an excerpt from the SBOT’s BUSINESS in SURREY (February & March 2016)

The Surrey Board of Trade works hard to advocate on behalf of the needs of our members and the business community of Surrey. Our 400 hard-working volunteers review issues and challenges that affect businesses and the economic potential of Surrey. Our teams, along with staff, proactively research and identify critical concerns and develop policy positions and advocacy statements.

Our best volunteers are our members. Let us know what concerns you have and consider joining one of the advocacy teams. Read on to find one that fits your knowledge and passion.

Human Resources

Chair: Debra Finlayson

Human capital, workplace development and labour legislation is vital to our new Global Economy. The Surrey Board of Trade recognizes their centrally positioned location within a high labour growth region and believes that providing sound workforce development and integration is a necessary economic strategy for businesses in Surrey. The Mentoring Action Group (MAG), a team within the HRAT, is developing a Mentoring Program to be launched in [May of] 2016 based on enhancing Essential Skills (ES) as a direct response to the ‘job ready’ appeals of local and member businesses. Contact Anne@businessinsurrey.com

 

 

Low Cost Motivation: Rewards don’t have to bust the budget

September 23rd, 2015

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Author:  Karolyn St. Pierre, Vertical Bridge Advisory Board Member

Dedicated, hardworking—and maybe even long-suffering—employees deserve rewards. Sometimes the appropriate reward is a well-deserved raise, but money isn’t always the best solution. And in today’s world of tight budgets, it’s often not even a possibility.  But employers wanting to show appreciation have other options for inexpensive rewards.  Here are a few tips on how to make a nonmonetary program effective.

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654% in 5 Years: Five Steps to Hiring for Hyper Growth

June 29th, 2015

Credit: Warren Wong, VP, Talent & Culture at Appnovation (Vertical Bridge Advisory Board member)

I was recently interviewed by RecruitingSocial to share how Appnovation Technologies is able to scale so quickly while attracting hard-to-find talent globally while garnering multiple industry awards. I want to share some of my insights.

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How to determine pay and benefits – Be competitive and communiate

May 24th, 2015

Author: Allen Jones, Senior HR Consultant

In today’s highly competitive employment climate it is important for pay and benefits to be in line with what is happening in your market. Staying competitive in order to attract the best candidates and retain your most valuable employees is critical to an organization’s success. In many markets compensation is rising in direct relation to high demand and low supply of talent (this is especially true in the tech sector) so knowing what you need to pay in order to find and keep your people should be top of mind for all employers. Read more