Avoid summer haze by boosting engagement

Finally, those lazy, hazy days of summer have arrived. University students have found their summer jobs and elementary and high school students are getting increasingly excited as they begin the countdown to summer vacation. Summer season also affects our workplaces in at least two ways. First, employees quickly line up with their vacation requests, causing scheduling challenges for management. Second, people typically find it hard to concentrate in the summer, so employee productivity often lags behind.

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Trust in the Workplace

Often when we think of trust in the workplace, the general belief is that a good workplace environment has trust. Trust must exist amongst the employees as coworkers and trust must exist with the management team. Employees must feel trust that the decisions being made are being made with everyone’s best interests in mind, while meeting the objectives of the company. This trust forms the basis of the culture of the company that will propel the company forward towards success and will sustain the organization when times are tough and the employees are counted upon to do even more to ensure the company bounces back. When trust exists, employees are able to change direction, seek out new ways of doing things, and embrace the work they are doing as they are committed to the success they are witnessing by the actions that follow, the decisions that are being made.

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Supply chain management: a growing field

As you sit and read today’s newspaper, my guess is you’ve also engaged in some online shopping at some time during the week. Perhaps, after successfully purchasing a new book from amazon.ca, you’ve now become a frequent shopper for the many other items now being offered. If not, you’ll have at least tried the "ship from the store" option being offered by many retailers. It seems that "e-commerce" is becoming a big part of our lives.

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Are you looking for a candidate who can change your corporate culture?

As an executive search professional, it’s my job to locate qualified candidates, conduct interviews and psychometric assessments and check references with an eye to presenting a set of candidates to the client. However, it doesn’t matter how thorough this search process, there is always the matter of whether or not the candidate will successfully fit into and thrive in their new environment. This is known as cultural fit.

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Here to Show You the Money!

Legacy Bowes has a place within Manitoba, providing assistance in three distinct Pillars - Executive Search, Human Resources and Business Advisory Services. In the past 13 years, with our team of 23 people we have been able to assist companies build their teams with exceptional people and implement human resource strategies. We have established this footprint in various industries at both the executive level and throughout organizations. We have also established an expertise working with not for profit organizations and associations and we are trusted partners with First Nation Communities and Economic Development Offices throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. The original founders, Paul Croteau and Barbara Bowes have established themselves as experts in these areas with over 80 years of combined experience. With the addition of 3 New Partners – Bill, Medd, Terry Brown and Lisa Cefali, we continue to provide the Business Community with the expertise they deserve.

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