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O Feature Positioning Yourself for Executive Roles Now By Paul Croteau, B.Comm., CMA, FCMA here’s been plenty of talk on the news and in this most recent federal budget about the shortage of skilled employees in Canada. One college president referred to it as an “economic power outage.” Several industry sectors such as construction reportedly need at least 250,000 workers over the next seven to 10 years in order to meet the anticipated demand. As an executive search professional, I can also suggest quite strongly that there is a growing skills gap at the management and executive levels. In fact, a recent survey indicated that in spite of an increase in the number of applications per job, it remains a challenge to identify a suitable candidate. So, what are corporations looking for today? What seems to be missing? While much can be said or academic credentials, the largest gap with respect to candidate suitability is the lack of experience. Secondly; candidates are lacking the right skills or competencies which are more than likely gained through experience. T A positive attitude and an interest in taking a bit of a risk is critical to moving forward in your career. 36 O NETWORK O Summer 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Summer 2010

Network - Summer 2010
HRIA President’s Message
Congratulations to our Award Winners!
HRIA Conference Coverage
Coaching Conversations Support Organizational Effectiveness
Strategic Human Resources: Avoiding Circular Conversations
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Making the Case for Enhancing Employee Engagement
The Role of Human Resources Departments
Innovate or Evaporate: The time to act is NOW!
Positioning Yourself for Executive Roles Now
The HR Office
Index of Advertisers

Network - Summer 2010