RECRUITING FOR FAMILY BUSINESSES
October 23, 2017
Finding executives who will thrive in these businesses is specialized work as it requires an understanding of how business and familial dynamics interact to inform good hiring decisions.
Offer Stage: Tip Toe Very Carefully
October 11, 2017
Over the past several months we have witnessed several negotiations come to, or come very close to, somewhat inglorious ends. While these outcomes were not solely attributable to breakdowns during the offer stage, it is safe to say they played a role.
Candidate Bias – The Dangers of Bandwagon Behavior
September 27, 2017
Graduates of prestigious schools tend to be rated higher than those who attended other institutions while employees of well-regarded organizations bath in the glow of their employers' reputations.
The Employment Offer Stage: More Dangerous than you May Think
August 28, 2017
The company and candidate have successfully navigated a long, arduous courtship and now seek to consummate their relationship with an offer of employment. It is almost over, or is it? The following two anecdotes illustrate how easily a promising employment marriage can be derailed at the offer stage:
The Fit Factor in Hiring
August 18, 2017
Hiring is an aspirational endeavor, the abstraction of desirable attributes and experiences for the companies we covet to become. At some point the ideals collide with the inconvenient reality of our actual ‘works-in-progress’ companies, our personal biases, fears, and irrational decision-making.
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.