How To Delegate Without Feeling Awkward
Aug29

How To Delegate Without Feeling Awkward

As a leader, have you ever felt uncomfortable about ‘delegating’ tasks to staff or colleagues? Most of us are little awkward about delegating, but that’s only because we’ve never really been taught how to do it. If you knew how to allocate tasks to others (instead of doing it all yourself) in a way that feels natural and non-dictator like, you’d probably be up for it, right? There is a classic book that we recommend you get hold of...

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5 Tips for Staying Staffed with Top Talent
Aug29

5 Tips for Staying Staffed with Top Talent

It’s not just you. Everyone is having trouble hiring these days. A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that we’ve got more unfilled job openings than any other time in our history. Jobs around the office, such as receptionists and administrative assistants, seem to be especially hard to hire for right now. Part of the problem is that the best employees have jobs. Unemployment is low, demand is high. If they want a...

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innovatework Toronto Review
Aug18

innovatework Toronto Review

Despite the wet conditions and dense traffic, HR, Talent, and tech enthusiasts came out in their droves last night to hear from top speakers and an awesome panel at the third innovateworkTO summit. The event included lots of networking and learning for those looking to understand and develop the ways we’ll work in the future. The three speakers were Jamie Allison, CEO & Founder, Epitome, Jennifer Bouyoukos, Founder and Lead...

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Study Finds Employees Struggling to Manage Anger Perform Poorly
Aug10

Study Finds Employees Struggling to Manage Anger Perform Poorly

Every year unethical conduct costs employers billions of dollars. But much of the time unethical behavior can fly under an employer or supervisor’s radar. The Signs So what signs should companies look for when evaluating employees? A study published last year by the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that employees who have difficulty managing their anger are the ones to watch. Emotions & Behaviour “At every level of an...

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HRchat: Talent, Elevating Results and innovateworkTO with Jamie Allison [podcast]
Aug09

HRchat: Talent, Elevating Results and innovateworkTO with Jamie Allison [podcast]

In this episode of the HRchat show, Bill Banham is joined by epitome CEO and speaker at the upcoming innovateworkTO summit, Jamie Allison. Jamie Allison is the CEO and Principal Consultant at epitome. HR.  ­Jamie has 20 years of experience leading strategic talent acquisition and development initiatives for both small and large organizations. His industry experience ranges from government and healthcare to retail and consumer packaged...

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How to Attract and Retain Millennials and Gen Zers with Company Culture
Aug01

How to Attract and Retain Millennials and Gen Zers with Company Culture

Young millennials are the fastest growing demographic to join the job network, and roughly two-thirds of the workforce comes from this generation. Keeping this in perspective, how can we as leaders challenge ourselves to inspire more inclusion in the workplace and keep our employees actively engaged? Studies show that it’s no secret: Millennials are job hoppers. A 2016 Jobvite survey of 2,305 Americans found that while only 18 percent...

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8 Things You Need to Fail-Proof Your Next Big Project
Jul31

8 Things You Need to Fail-Proof Your Next Big Project

“Only 2.5% of companies successfully complete 100% of their projects.” Let that sink in for a minute. This means, nearly 98% of projects carried out by companies fail to reach its objectives (produce planned deliverables) within budget and on time. Why? Research carried out by the Project Management Institute emphasizes several reasons for project failure including inadequate planning, poor organizational performance, etc.    While...

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Servant Leadership: How to Inspire and Cultivate Company Culture Through Active Service
Jul20

Servant Leadership: How to Inspire and Cultivate Company Culture Through Active Service

Servant Leadership Every company has a culture that defines what the company’s value and vision are all about. You have a culture, regardless if you are putting effort in on it. That’s why it is extremely important to be intentional in your leadership so that you establish and maintain the culture that your company has. John Maxwell said “leadership is influence” and studies show that when a leader acts in the needs of...

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