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Tech Sector Executive Search Update – Hotter and Harder than Ever August 14, 2017
Within the tech sector itself, international firms that traditionally would have little more than sales offices in Canada are now capitalizing on the high-quality talent and its comparatively ‘modest' cost by opening product development centres and even business units mostly in Toronto and KW.
Questions You Really Should Ask in an Interview August 8, 2017
In interviews, candidates make impressions in a variety of ways. They dazzle or dull with their qualifications, work experiences, accomplishments, interpersonal and leadership styles, the manner in which they carry themselves and their intellect.
Searching for that Stay-At-Home Rushing Defenseman August 1, 2017
Clients often direct us to find the ‘best of the best’. The client’s market challenges are daunting, the solutions complex, the potential enormous and only the smartest, most competent of executives will do.
Wanted: Workaholics with Strong Family Values July 27, 2017
The company likely also has a super concierge service that conveniently takes away the nuisance of going home to cook, do laundry and spend undue time with one’s family...that said, I am sure that family values is somewhere on the list of desired attributes.
Before sending us your resume (and then getting frustrated with us) ask who we work for July 25, 2017
I thank those who send me unsolicited emails/resumes and advise them that we will be happy to get back to them should the requirements of any of our ongoing searches align with their credentials. Unfortunately, while such a response suffices for some, it is decidedly unsatisfactory for others...
Why I Love Failure July 19, 2017
Adversity and failure are almost always discussed in tandem with the attributes they test, namely determination, resilience, optimism, courage, loyalty and character.
Interview Mistakes: You are a Buyer and a Seller July 14, 2017
Is a candidate a pure seller in an interview exchange, or are they also a buyer?
Recruitment: Why Motivation Cannot be Assumed July 10, 2017
When stripped to its essence, assessing candidates for positions can be reduced to three criteria: can they do the job; will they do the job; and will they fit? By far the majority of assessment effort is spent seeking answers to the first and last of these questions.
Start-Up CEO Attributes - Reflections of a venture capitalist June 13, 2017
The irony of the start-up game is that detailed blueprints get funded while decidedly non-linear alchemy is the magic that makes or breaks the returns.
In Hiring, the ‘How' Questions Matter… A Lot May 25, 2017
Within weeks of joining Alpha Industries, the new executive was being lauded by the CEO as ‘transformative', an individual with not only deep industry experience but also a strong intellect, drive, process orientation and a sense of urgency...

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