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.
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.
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.
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.