David Towler

Aging Populations Are Going To Create New Problems For Employers

Employer concerns about the overall lack of applicants, the lack of suitable and qualified applicants and complaints about high turnover have increased steadily over the past 5 years.  It’s a conversation that I now have with clients on a weekly basis, and it’s occurring continent-wide, and across all industries.

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How Assessments Can Help You Navigate Workplace Trends Successfully

Three months ago, Emeritus, a global online education company, published its list of growing workplace trends to watch for in 2022.  All businesses are contending with changes brought about by the pandemic and everything is in flux all around us.  Many of the coming changes are unavoidable but they can be made more manageable.

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Holiday Hours – Christmas 2021

  Holiday Hours - Christmas 2021 Creative Organizational Design will be closed for the Holiday beginning on December 20th 2021 and reopening on January 3rd 2022 @ 9 AM Eastern. Please be advised that between Dec 20th and Dec 24th emails and phone calls WILL BE...

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Soft Skills Are Critical So Ensure That Your Applicants Have Them!

Soft skills used to be considered nice-to-haves but now, they’re critical must-haves.  They’re the ‘grease’ that facilitates interpersonal interactions and are what people with hard skills use to succeed. Soft skills are things like critical thinking, flexibility, adaptability, team working, problem solving, time management, communication, attention to detail, dependability, emotional intelligence and etc.  They are equally as, if not more important than, hard skills. 

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Ethics & Character Are Critical Competencies That Employers Can’t Afford To Overlook

If ever there was a time to be talking about character and ethics then it’s now in the wake of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol.  That event, and the entirety of Trump’s presidency, have illustrated why integrity and character are more than just nice-to-have’s.  Trustworthiness is critical to every level of human interaction whether be it in marriage, in business dealings or when you loan the family car to your teenager. 

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Who Is Replacing Your Aging Workforce?

Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day—a trend that began in 2011 and will continue until 2030. [i]  This year almost 25% of workers in Canada will be 55 years or older and the same statistic will hold true for the USA by 2024. [ii]  In 2030 – only 11 years from...

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