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Reporting the Numbers – Why Ethics is Good for Business

November 1, 2019

In Hollywood, there is no shortage of movies about shady financial dealings, greedy financiers and associated lavish lifestyles. Characters portrayed in blockbusters such as Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short are classic archetypes of corporate mavericks ‘gone bad.’ Who can forget the classic words of Gordon Gekko in the movie […]

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From Hollywood to Bay Street – Success is Defined by the Story You Tell

November 1, 2019

Famous Hollywood screenwriter and Professor Robert McKee once said that “Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” Stories are all around us. They’re part of our DNA. From as far back as childhood, we can still remember our parents reading stories to us. Stories are how we share information and […]

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Stressed Out? Here are 5 Easy Ways to Recharge Your Batteries

November 1, 2019

Having a career as a financial services professional can be extremely stressful. At stake are potentially millions or even billions of dollars of assets, and many people’s lives depend on how well money is managed. Over the years, the industry has become even more stressful with corporate layoffs and increasing organizational and client expectations. So […]

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The War for Talent Doesn’t Stop During a Downturn…

February 24, 2016

According to global accounting firm EY, not only does the war for talent continue during an economic downturn, it actually gets worse. To find a competitive advantage and survive under these tough conditions, some organizations are leading the way by taking innovative approaches to talent management. At IFG we believe companies need to fundamentally shift […]

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Top Tips for Nailing the Second Job Interview

February 19, 2016

If you make the first job interview cut and get asked to return for another look, congratulations are in order. But it’s important to remember that you’re still competing with other candidates, many of whom will be just as qualified as you. While first interviews separate likely candidates from ones who simply aren’t up to […]