The Boomer Leader's Responsibility

As members of the largest demographic group, boomers dominate the senior managment, executive and management ranks in the business world. As this group starts its exodus from the workforce, it behooves each and every one of them to determine how best to mentor the next generation of leaders, opening the door for members of Generations X and Y to develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

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The 'Nearly New' Workforce

The current economic climate should be viewed as a "boom" for baby boomers and society at large. Boomers are reinventing retirement by reentering the workforce which drives up income growth, both individually and generally. And this reinvention drives down societal costs associated with potential never-before-experienced burden on our pension systems.

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Self-Employment is Not for the Unprepared

Self-employment is on the rise in our challenging economy. But be sure you know how to leverage this type of employment before you take the plunge. You need to be prepared for the lean times, at the start, and you need to know how to market your expertise so that you differentiate yourself from all the other self-employed people out there.

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Forty-two Pairs of Shoes

Little girls are welcomed in to our 'have' society with lots of material things - all of which they are unable to appreciate at their very young age. But is it so bad to welcome them with so many gifts?

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The Changing Employment Landscape: Contract Employees for Hire

We submit every job seeker, whether in transition, soon to be in transition, or looking for new opportunities, consider reinventing their future as an contract employee of hire. To do this requires rethinking your current employment model and recognizing the labour force trend which is quickly gaining speed - growth in part time employment surpassing growth in full time employment.

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Contract Employee for Hire: CLAIM™ Your Future – Step 4

Transitioning from full time to contract employment requires you to know: 1) what you really want to do and; 2) how to finance this need. If all you do is conduct the standard job hunt - using the same process you used for full time job hunting for contract position hunting, nothing will significantly change for you. Now is the time to innovate and initiate a new process, one where you develop a contract employee position profile and the type of compensation structure you will need to support that profile. This is your new employment plan.

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Contract Employee for Hire: CLAIM™ Your Future – Step 3

The shift from full time employment with one employer to full time employment with several employers requires a detailed review of your CV but it also requires a detailed review of your personal brand - your specific expertise, your passion. Since your work life consumes a considerable amount of your day, you must appreciate its' affect on your personal situation and what affect your personal situation has on your work life. To transition to contract work effectively, your assessment should include this personal side.

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Contract Employee for Hire: CLAIM™ Your Future – Step 2

For any number of reasons, you find yourself looking for work.  You may be unemployed, possibly for the first time in your life, or it could be you're not happy in your current role.   You may be thinking it's time to make a change and do something you've always wanted to do.  Contract work is the opportunity to be fully employed without being permanently full time employed by one employer.  Changing your employment model to contract work allows you to combine what you like about your current or previous positions with your personal preferences.

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Contract Employee for Hire: CLAIM™ your Future – Step 1

We submit every job seeker, whether in transition or soon to be in transition, consider reinventing their future as a contract employee for hire. To do this requires rethinking your work life, your personal and professional requirements. Think about your future as a business process, a process that will help you to achieve a well-defined goal, one that helps you to CLAIM™ control of your future job prospects and compensation.

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The Changing Employment Landscape: Contract Employees for Hire

Think about marketing your expertise in a new way. If you are in transition or soon to be in transition, consider getting ahead of the next employment wave and take control of your future.

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Contract Workers? It's a New World of Work

Do any of these problems describe your business?  Costs and expenses out of control?  Scheduling and production issues?  Product or service quality concerns?  Difficulty finding the right people?  Looking for new markets?  Need help selling to those markets? Are any of these problems stopping you from moving your business forward? Do you need a solution, right now?

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Recruitment is a Business Process

Most of the time business owners recruit to fill a vacancy. This may not be the best reason to recruit.

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Be Payroll Competitive

How do you secure the expertise you need, when you need it, without breaking the payroll bank?

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From PCs to Ipads: The Value of Multigenerational Teams

Do you remember when PCs first appeared in the marketplace? How about implementation of company networks? Do you take time at work to update your Facebook page or your LinkedIn profile? In today’s workplace, no matter what technology you use or what form of communication you prefer, chances are you are working alongside members of at least two other generations.

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Boomer Experts: Value to the Marketplace

What do we now know about the Boomer demographic that makes this group the experts we want to employ to address short term opportunities and challenges in our workplaces?

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