As companies move through crisis mitigation to recovery mode, succession planning should be at the forefront. Your organization is likely a lot different than it was a few months ago, and consideration must be given to how things have changed, what the business model will look like going forward, what talent will be needed, and what gaps there are.  You may have immediate needs or be planning things for the future. We can help you create and implement your succession plan. Give us a call at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036.

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We are preparing for a world in which the need for visionary leadership is greater than ever, where strategies are turned upside down, where innovation and sustainability focus are prerequisites, and where the modus for collaboration is redefined, internally, externally, locally and globally.

We know how to help you craft your succession plan and hire accordingly.

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How easy would it be for an executive search consultant to find you online? Is the information they will find accurate and complete? If you want to work with a recruiter, your first step should be to audit your online presence. Click here to read the full article

While there are a multitude of opinions about when this crisis will end, how the economy will react and what the future holds, one thing that cannot be disputed is that talent is a key differentiator – both in terms of how a company adjusts to the current reality and how it will be prepared to succeed in the future.

We can help you with your hiring and retention strategy now, so when things ramp up you can hit the ground running. Call us at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036. Click here to read the full article

Many companies are finding themselves in a “hurry up and wait” situation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It may be a good time to take a good look at your talent assets. What are your strengths? What areas need improvement? What type of candidate could help you navigate the current challenges? We can help you with your hiring strategy. Give us a call at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036. – Click here to read the full article.

Online interviews could be the new normal — not just because of the coronavirus crisis but because companies are realizing meaningful cost savings. That is leading to a more broad acceptance of the practice. Click here to read the full article

As the “world’s largest work from home experiment” continues in full force this week, many business leaders are scrambling to put the correct tools in place to ensure effective virtual collaboration within their newly distributed teams. But according to two Canadian professors, software won’t make or break the success of a remote team, but worker skills will. Click here to read the full article

Below is a summary of observations from a business coach in the US that caught my eye, and we thought it’s worth sharing. This applies to CFOs as well as other Senior Finance roles.

The business coach had spent the past few days quarantined with COVID-19 and spent the time talking to a total of 29 CEOs to unpack their psychology, plans, and current experiences. (Ranging between $2.2M – $511M in Gross Revenue.)

He noticed that each CEO fell into one of three groups…

The FEAR-FOCUSED CEOs – this group is the most emotional, most concerned and most overwhelmed.

The UN-FOCUSED CEOs – this group is the one still uncertain about what to do, playing wait and see, and most dismissive.

The STRATEGY-FOCUSED CEOs – this group is the most focused on taking what it’s given and using it and still focused on growth/opportunity.

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now… not for the first time this year, and probably not for the last…

A lot is going on that you can’t control… But there’s still a lot you have complete control over.

The Fear-Focused executive will spend all their time thinking, worrying and complaining about the things they can’t control.

Each minute of each day will be spent talking and thinking about things they can do nothing about.

The Un-Focused executive will pay attention to the world around them, but then ultimately do nothing with the information. They’ll dabble with a few different things and toy with different ideas but never really make any progress.

The Strategy-Focused CEO pays attention to what they can’t control but spends the majority of their time building a plan of action to execute on what they can control. They’re going all-in on aggressive action while everyone else sits and waits.

What group do you fall into?

If you are ready to take action as a CFO looking for a better opportunity or a CEO looking to hire a quality CFO then we can help.

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Business susceptibility to the global coronavirus crisis is putting a fresh emphasis on working away from the office. According to a new survey by Korn Ferry, respondents see no hindrance to their careers or resentment from colleagues who work at the office. Click here to read the full article

Recruiting a new employee is never an easy process. Not only is it time-consuming to sift through hundreds of CVs and cover letters, it can be hard to know exactly who will be a good fit.

Conventional wisdom suggests businesses to look for skilled workers with the most – and most relevant – experience, but this isn’t all that employers should be looking for. When it comes to hiring someone new, finding someone with potential can be just as important.

Consider these two candidates. One is a chief executive officer who appears to have an impressive background and has years of experience in running a company, but struggles to adapt and adjust to an ever-changing market. Another has worked as a senior manager and lacks the relevant industry experience, but is versatile, a fast-learner and is willing to push hard to move the business forward.

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