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A Career Path to the Top: Starting with HR!
Stephen Liptrap, the newly appointed CEO of Morneau Shepell Ltd. took time out of his jam-packed day of running a global enterprise to address a question that many HR professionals wonder about: "How can a career in HR lead to earning a seat at the Executive table, and moreover, to becoming the CEO?"...

From Olympic Gold - to setting the gold standard in children's programs!
How a record breaking athlete applied his skills to building a global NGO...

Tim McClure Joins Madison MacArthur as Vice President & Managing Partner
Madison MacArthur Incorporated is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim McClure as Vice President and Managing Partner...

June 2016: C Suite Market Update
Canadian employment activity in June was essentially a wash –with small gains in service sectors being neutralized by similar losses in manufacturing and construction jobs...

May 2016: C Suite Market Update
Canadian employment numbers held steady again in May with the unemployment rate dipping to just under 7%. Declines in wholesale and retail trade, healthcare, social services and natural resources were offset by gains in a range of service industries, manufacturing, public administration, education, business, construction & building and other support services...

April 2016: C Suite Market Update
Canadian employment numbers held steady in April with the unemployment rate continuing to hover around 7%. Declines in manufacturing, business, construction, natural resources and agriculture were offset by gains in wholesale and retail trade as well as hospitality and food services...

March 2016: C Suite Market Update
Canadian employment numbers realized a healthy increase in March bringing the unemployment down to just above 7%. The bulk of this increase in employment was in full time jobs within the private sector, many of them being in the services sector...

February 2016: C Suite Market Update
Employment in Canada saw little change in February. Employment gains were realized in building/construction, general business, support services and agriculture whereas ground was lost in healthcare, social assistance, education and natural resources...

January 2016: C Suite Market Update
Employment in Canada realized only a marginal increase in January 2016 with the bulk of the increase occurring in Ontario...

October 2015: C Suite Market Update
Once again the unemployment rate in Canada was little changed for the fifth consecutive month. In October, modest increases were realized in both the public and private sector with public administration, wholesale and retail trade and hospitality and food services seeing the most activity...

September 2015: C Suite Market Update
The unemployment rate in Canada was little changed for the fourth consecutive month. September saw modest increases in full time roles in most provinces, with Ontario realizing a small decline...

August 2015: C Suite Market Update
Although employment in Canada was little changed in August versus July, the year over year results show a more positive picture with an overall increase of close to 200,000 full time jobs...

July 2015: C Suite Market Update
Canadian employment rates held steady again in July with unemployment rates virtually unchanged for the past 6 months...

June 2015: C Suite Market Update
Canadian employment rates held steady in June with full time job increases being offset with part time job losses...

May 2015: C Suite Market Update
Canadian employment rates bounced back solidly in May with the highest level of activity continuing to come in the manufacturing (largely fueled by the lower Canadian dollar) and healthcare related industries...

April 2015: C Suite Market Update
Canada had a bit of a rollercoaster ride in employment in April with reports of a loss of close to 20,000 jobs...

March 2015: C Suite Market Update
The first quarter of 2015 ended up on a sour note with US job growth in March coming in at less than half of job growth in February...

February 2015: C Suite Market Update
February left us out in the cold in more ways than one. It proved to be a very poor month for executive changes with all 4 categories showing decline. Hopefully this proved to be more of a reflection of the hard winter weather than a barometer for the future...

January 2015: C Suite Market Update
Although overall job growth continues to inch up in a steady manner on both sides of the border, executive level activities continue to swing back and forth. Still, with an overall net gain...

OUR 15TH ANNUAL INDUSTRY SALARY SURVEY
Five years ago, Arnaud Van de Voorde was a typical digital superstar in an environment where the focus was strictly on building brand experiences and content that lived online...

January 2015: 5 Year C Suite Turnover
A recent global economic outlook study indicated that competition for executive talent in 2015 will be greater by 6% in the USA and greater than 10% in Canada than in other world markets...

Perfect Storm of Emerging Pressures Forcing Universities to Teach, Compete and Recruit as Never Before
The convergence of a number of unprecedented trends is radically changing the global higher education landscape. New pressures are facing universities and their competitiveness, course delivery and reputations are being realigned, says Dr. Rohan Carr...

December 2014: C Suite Market Update
The latest Statistics Canada report indicates that employment increased in 2014 by almost 200,000 with the highest level of growth activity coming in the second half of the year. South of the border, USA Government and ADP employment numbers exceeded predictions for December 2014 with close to a quarter of a million people added to payrolls...

Companies Not Recruiting In Large Numbers, But More In America Are Fine-Tuning Management Teams To Accelerate Growth
We see more global companies investing for longer-term business growth by selectively fine-tuning their management teams now,” says Bernard Vanderlande, an Atlanta-based global practice leader for IRC Global Executive Search Partners...

November 2014: C Suite Market Update
Statistics Canada reports show that average employment growth from May to November 2014 was 21,300/mo v/s only 3,000/mo from December 2013 thru May 2014. South of the border, USA Government and ADP employment numbers show steady, healthy growth with activity fairly evenly split between large and small/medium businesses...

Global Executive Search Partnership Expands Client Service Capabilities, Adds 8 Member Firms
IRC Global Executive Search Partners has significantly expanded its client service capabilities with the addition of eight new, world-class member firms: extending its global reach to executive talent markets in over 40 countries across six continents...

October 2014: C Suite Market Update
After two months of significant activity decline, C Suite turnover sees a healthy jump ahead in October. Although still lagging year over year we’re going in the right direction and positive momentum should continue to build. October's numbers are back in sync with the most recent Statistics Canada...

Working Women: Overcoming Barriers to Promotion
Despite the fact that 75% of women said that more changes are needed to achieve workplace gender equity, most are not associating their beliefs to their own workplace situations...

What the Heck is Big Data and What Do I Do With It?
Hosted by Interactive Ontartio, this session explained the opportunities for data use, from the changes to the ways that data is being collected, as well as the tools available to search, analyze and visualize that data...

September 2014: C Suite Market Update
C Suite turnover conundrum! Generally C Suite turnover rates follow a pattern that indicates what the future trend will be...

Does a Degree Guarantee Success in Business?
As we work with many top tier global companies across many industries we routinely see a strong bias, if not an absolute requirement, for undergrad and post grad degrees...

Time Is Of The Essence When Hiring Top Management Talent
This is pretty conventional wisdom, and you certainly didn’t hear it here, first. No sales training session would be complete without a reminder of time’s toxic effect on the pitch-to-close process...

It's All About Listening
In Spring 2012, SpaFinder decided to put greater emphasis on growing its Canada-based business, and wanted to hire a senior General Manager (GM) to be situated in Canada to spearhead that expansion...

Ageism: Job Search Challenges for the Mature Communicator
It happens every day. It's so common that an increasingly large percentage of workers in any profession (including communications) will experience it sometime in their career...

August 2014: C Suite Market Update
August saw a double whammy of declines in executive turnover...

The Right Executive Leaders Make the Difference
They are undoubtedly the key differentiator between success and failure in organisations of any size, sector or type, be they public or private sector...

2013 Salary Benchmarks
What are you worth? This is a question with many different answers, depending on who you ask. But to give you an objective idea, Marketing presents the Salary Benchmarks report...

July 2014: C Suite Market Update
This month we saw some significant increases over the same month in 2013 and continued momentum over last month...

What’s in a Name? The Down Side of Non Traditional Executive Job Titles
A decade or so ago, with new approaches to management and leadership penetrating both big corporates and entrepreneurial businesses alike, two trends became noticeably fashionable...

Saluting Women Executives
We’ve just celebrated International Women’s Day. So I think a suitable theme for this blog post must focus on women in executive positions and leadership roles.

June 2014: C Suite Market Update
Despite some slowdowns in a few sectors, C-level turnover for June 2014 continues to be in sync with positive news in overall job growth and modest declines in unemployment rates...

May 2014: C Suite Market Update
C-level turnover for May 2014 saw healthy increases over last month and especially for CEO’s and CFO’s...

When a Key Executive Resigns
Nothing is static, people change, their personal and professional circumstances change, and so when compelling career opportunities arise at the right time, even the most loyal professionals may decide to pack their bags and move on...

April 2014: C Suite Market Update
Overall C-level turnover for April 2014 was up only slightly (+2%) over that of April 2013...

March 2014: C Suite Market Update
CEO turnover for March 2014 was down 7% from March last year...

February 2014: C Suite Market Update
CEO and CFO changes within corporates are down from February 2013 as well as in decline over last month...

Ed Sonshine: Canada's Oustanding CEO of the Year
One look at the stock chart is probably enough to convince most people of the job Ed Sonshine has done as chief executive of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

Counterpoint: Corporate Directors Need Outside Vetting
How directors are selected, and what their qualifications are, are largely shielded from scrutiny. Investors are left to rely on fuzzy short bios, and assertions that a proper recruitment process based solely on merit has occurred.

Win-win Recruitment Not a Simple Formula
The fight for the best and the brightest is a two-way street these days. As the war for high-level talent heats up, companies are learning that being a winning employer is more than a salary play.

How Diversity is Transforming the Executive Ranks
The new global market has been the catalyst for getting forward thinking businesses to understand the importance of nurturing diverse management teams.

Balance vs. Imbalance
People that have more balance in their lives are happier and therefore likely to be more productive in the long run.

It's All About Listening
In Spring 2012, SpaFinder decided to put greater emphasis on growing its Canada-based business, and wanted to hire a senior General Manager (GM) to be situated in Canada to spearhead that expansion.

RIM executives, are you listening? How to find a job after a public flameout
It may take a while for two RIM executives to recover professionally from getting drunk and forcing an Air Canada flight to reroute over Alaska, but even high-profile gaffes get forgiven eventually.

Open Mind Critical with New Hires
As an executive recruiter, Sylvia MacArthur, president of Madison MacArthur in Toronto, notes that management within firms needs to change its ways in order to understand these workers and work with them rather than against them.

Fall is Here and the Recruiters are Gathering
Recruiters in Canada say Mr. Parent has picked a good time to look for work again, pointing to an annual fall uptick in hiring and recent signs of growing confidence among business leaders about the state of Canada’s economy.

Two of Madison MacArthur's Placements Appointed to the McCormick Canada Board of Directors
Mr. Keith Gibbons, President and CEO, is pleased to announce several recent appointments to the McCormick Canada Board of Directors.

MBA Gives You the Inside Edge
Think an MBA won't win you points for an executive job or internal promotion? Think again. These days, “there's a higher expectation around credentials and accomplishments in general because the clients are really raising the bar in what they're looking for,” says Paul Maroney, a search director with executive search firm Madison MacArthur in Toronto.

Financial Services: Bay Street Suffers a Talent Deficit
Shortage of experienced risk managers is so severe, it’s causing firms to lose business.

Riding the West's Boom Times
When it comes to the job market, it seems that all provinces are not created equal. Across the country there are varying factors shaping regional job markets.

Losing the Battle for Talent
The Canadian marketing and advertising sector is experiencing an unprecedented brain drain that will only intensify over time, and university graduates show little interest in filling the growing talent void.