A great piece on CBC this morning discussing the effectiveness and validity of using credit checks to screen job applicants. From CBC, “Checking out a potential employee’s credit history before hiring them is a practice that’s been around longer in the United States. But courts and lawmakers there have been pushing back on the practice […]Read more "Using Credit Checks to Screen Job Applicants"
You’ve likely noticed things are a little quiet at Glen-Harrison.com lately. Well, that’s because we are working on a new website for Sigma Assessment Systems with a fresh new look and (more importantly) some great new resources to help you to Build Better Leaders and Hire Better. Watch for the new site coming in early […]Read more "New Resources Coming In May"
It’s Friday again, only 21 more sleep ’til Christmas and time for 3 Good Reads. IN LEADERSHIP 9 Reason Organizations Don’t Train Their Leaders. Kevin Eikenberry writes about “some of the reasons I have heard, and more accurately the reasons that are unspoken, as to why so many provide so little to support the development […]Read more "3 GOOD READS – FRI.DEC.5"
The following data from a recent Globe & Mail article shows progress but very slow progress in the number of women on Canadian Boards. There are a staggering percentage of companies – specifically in industries like energy, materials, and consumer discretionary – without a single women in a board seat. The consumer discretionary numbers baffle […]Read more "Women on Boards: How Canadian Industries Stack Up"
Great Infographic on Workplace Trust that I found on Entrepreneur.com that was developed by UNUM. In another Trust article on Entrepreneur, the author outlines the 10 steps to Multiply Trust In Your Organization, The ten steps should come as no surprise. 1. Involve people in the decisions affecting them. 2. Pay close attention to Relationships. 3. […]Read more "Building Workplace Trust"
Canadian Business Magazine recently published their 2014 CEO of the Year Issue. There is a great leadership lesson to be learned in each profile of this year’s top CEOs. 1. If It Is Not Worth Doing Well, It Is Not Worth Doing National Bank of Canada’s Louis Vachon talks about giving up practicing Kendo (a […]Read more "Top CEOs of 2014 – Leadership Lessons"