S.T.O.P. Be Human

BY MARC-ANDRÉ ALARY, CEO DIRECSYS Here in New Brunswick we seem to have hit the second wave of Covid-19. We all knew it was coming and here we are. At the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, we saw a lot of articles about the leadership required in these unprecedented times. Here are 3…

10 Elements of Great Company Culture

Stick to this list and your employees will be committed to their jobs, as well as your company. Building a company culture of engaged employees takes years and requires consistent execution. The author boils down your culture strategy into 10 essential components called the “10 Cs of Culture.” 1. Core Values You need to be…

Peer coaching and employee engagement; Is there a direct correlation between the two?

Sustainability of proper behaviours, change and employee engagement in today’s workplace is a continuous challenge. Organizations are spending billions of dollars in training, continuous improvement initiatives, trying to motivate their employees with a return on their investment that is not even worth mentioning here. It’s almost a shame. Now, does it mean there is nothing…

Positions Available

Some of our customers currently have open positions and are looking for individuals to join their teams.  If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, contact us. It should be noted that some of these businesses are primarily Francophone or bilingual and they are located in different parts of New Brunswick. However…

Opinions hinged on ancient paradigms

What can we do when our workers’ opinions are hinged on ancient paradigms? Can we change those perceptions, those opinions? Yesterday, I was conducting a training session to a group of 17 employees, who belonged to one of our clients. The training, a white belt certification, was part of the implementation of a continuous improvement…

5 Ways to find extraordinary employees

Having a hard time getting top talent? Become a good spy and send mash notes to your rivals’ top employees. By Verne Harnish, contributor FORTUNE — 1. Build your bench View scouting for talent the same way you do customer acquisition so you always have top people in the pipeline. Keep an ongoing list of…

Do you have the choice not to do it?

Here are some quotes which I’ve read over the past few months. Everything rises and falls on Leadership (John Maxwell) So goes the leader, as goes the culture. So goes the culture, so goes the company. (Simon Sinek) In most organizations, the bottleneck is at the top. (Peter Drucker) How to update theses statements to…

The impact of behavior management

The difficulty of having access to a workforce is a problem which is increasingly present in our economy. Either you are located in an urban area or in a rural setting, you will find it there. Now we can notice restaurants which are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, due to this hard reality. As a…