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    Converting office politics into positive energy

    Office politics! How often have you heard this term? More significantly, how often have you heard people tell you how they hate work place politics? Almost daily, people tell me they are looking for a work environment where there are no politics.  However, office politics, regardless of how you define or label it, is a reality of life we cannot escape. “ Office politics” is how we as individuals interact with each other. The problem is that “office politics” is generally defined, as the pursuit of a personal agenda/goals/self- interest that more often than not at the expense of others, [...]

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    The pitfalls of being a PERFECTIONIST

    Every office has at least one perfectionist – that person who clings to rules and procedures and expects everyone to follow his or her lead. Perfectionists hold themselves to high standards, are diligent workers, and can help reign in an unruly workplace. However, they can also be viewed as controlling, overly critical, or as micromanagers in the eyes of subordinates and colleagues. When tired, bored, or under increased pressure, these perfectionist qualities can become detrimental to their performance, negatively impacting their own work and that of others. A recent article published by CBC Nov 2014 noted that perfectionist have a [...]

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    Top 3 reasons to work with a Boutique Search firm

    Companies are often faced with the challenging task of finding and hiring new talent in order to keep their businesses running smoothly and profitably, as well as to achieve growth targets. You may make the decision to work with an external search firm based on a myriad of reasons. However, there are countless search firms out there to choose from, so how do you know who to hire? Some are focused on particular industries, and that can make it easier to narrow down your choices. But how do you choose the size of firm you work with? There are three [...]

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