Why Cultural Intelligence is Important to Business

Why Cultural Intelligence is Important to Business

This month on Advice From Leaders, we had the pleasure of speaking with the incredibly insightful writer, trainer, and consultant: Litzy Baeza. Litzy shared some insights into cultural intelligence with us including why we might want it, and how to develop it. Litzy’s experience and passion for Intercultural, Cross-Cultural, and Diversity & Inclusion is inspiring and motivating to us! Follow along with our interview below to gain valuable insight into these areas and some tools you can use!

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Hiring For Fit With Part-Time Employees

Hiring For Fit With Part-Time Employees

You have a vision. How you want your customers to be treated. The atmosphere of your company. The feeling clients get when they interact with you. As a manager / owner / entrepreneur, you make sure to deliver this feeling with every single interaction, but you’re only one person. When you’re hiring staff, how do you ensure they deliver this same feeling? Especially if they are part-time?

We had the great pleasure of speaking with Jesse Kupina, Principal Partner of Central Social Hall. Jesse’s success in the hospitality industry speaks for itself, with great food, fun atmosphere, and incredible service. We couldn’t help but wonder – how has the team at Central created such a wonderful atmosphere?

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DisruptHR 5.0 - Managing the Probability of Hiring a Unicorn That Poops Rainbows

Our very own Shannon Neighbour had the opportunity to present at DisruptHR 5.0 this fall and provided an entertaining and insightful presentation about the metaphorical magical candidate employers are looking for. Watch her presentation below to gain insight into a recruiters perspective on managing recruitment expectations and finding truly great candidates.

Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

SNR is excited to launch the fourth interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Junior Achievement’s Jen Panteluk.

Name of Organization:  Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories

President & CEO: Jen Panteluk

While Junior Achievement is located in Edmonton, and this charter serves youth across northern Alberta. Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories is a non-profit organization that engages youth in topics around financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to help prepare them for whatever their future holds. 

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Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

SNR is excited to launch the second interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Daeco HR Consulting’s Genevieve Primus.

Name of Organization:  Daeco HR Consulting, est. 2000

Owner/Founder: Genevieve Primus, Managing Partner

Background

Genevieve Primus holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and started in the Human Resources field working at Home Depot as a operations manager. Making her way up the ladder she moved onto become the Human Resources Manager at Home Depot. Companies work best when they have a clear direction and their values align throughout all departments.

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Closing the Interview

“Oh man, how on earth do I get out of here? How do I leave professionally?”

You have probably experienced it – the constant struggle to find the right words to signal a professional exit.

Have you ever heard of the phrase “closing the interview”? Why should you close an interview? 

Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, Partner with Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, explains this as the process of reconfirming your interest in a position and ensuring you make an impact. A formal close is important in making sure you stand out among all other candidates.

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