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More Nonsense in the Press About Hiring as War .... March 28, 2008
One of the reasons that hiring is so frustratingly difficult is the enduring view that it is a zero-sum game of war between employers and candidates where the spoils go to the most cunning and devious.
CEO Dilemma March 1, 2008
A founder/CEO called me the other day to discuss a dilemma. The individual has done a fine job building an impressive venture-backed company which is really coming into its own. But as the firm grows, the CEO is finding it increasingly difficult to make certain tradeoff decisions.
Advice For All of Our Fair and Foul Weather Candidates March 1, 2008
As headhunters we interact with two categories of candidates; those we pursue and those who pursue us. The former are often elusive, the latter frustrating. Our bread and butter are finding candidates on behalf of our clients. We scour databases, web sites, tradeshows, directories and the like for the high performing candidates most likely to thrive in the roles we are trying to fill.
A Deadly Trap in Seed Round CEO Searches March 1, 2008
With all due respect to our competitors, I would venture that we conduct more early stage CEO searches than any other search firm in Canada, and we have the scars to prove it.
Beware the Graying Workforce February 27, 2008
We were recently in for a shock when we undertook a search to find a Vice-President of Sales in the so-called 'Cleantech' sector. Though the client organization is a manufacturer of environmental products gaining increasing attention, its roots are 'old-economy' building products which are being made sexy by market forces larger than itself.
Selection Update: The Love Patent February 7, 2008
A few months ago, the press reported on a system being developed at the University of Calgary called 'Synthetic Validity'. The system promises a universal selection system for all jobs at all levels. As I am always interested in job-simplifying panaceas, I looked into it, and while it may have some promise, it appears to be a giant shared database of competencies which is a long way from selection prime time, at least in the search world.
Using Polygraphs for Employment Screening - You've Got to be Kidding February 6, 2008
The National Post recently ran an article titled 'How they do it at the Precinct'. In it, the writer argues that while police interrogators and interviewers share a common desire to glean information from another party, police have become far more 'sophisticated' in achieving their goals. The writer proceeds to provide tips from police interrogators on getting people to 'talk'.

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