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Interviews: Leading Questions are your best bet if you want to get this.... October 29, 2018
I am sure everyone has at some point been cautioned about using leading questions in interviews. Such questions are said to sometimes telegraph the desired answer or skew the response based on how they are asked. This contaminates the responses...
Candidates – Here’s a Simple Strategy to Significantly Improve Your Interview Success October 18, 2018
A study on speed-dating found that speed daters who asked more follow-up questions during their dates were more likely to be invited back for second dates. Specifically, those individuals who took an interest in the other person, asked follow-up questions and listened ‘actively' were viewed as more ‘likeable'.
Candidates who talk too much.... September 17, 2018
Interviewers ask and candidates answer. While this may appear to be a sensible approach, it is unwise.
Entrepreneurial Traits August 30, 2018
A recent article noted the explosion of entrepreneurial ventures making their mark across the Toronto business landscape. If you have ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the following list might be helpful.
The One and Only Interview Question You Will Ever Need to Ask... April 10, 2018
Magic questions reflect a single view on what is most important in hiring excellence. For some its positivity and energy, for others its values, for yet others it is passion, resilience, intelligence, curiosity, or perhaps emotional intelligence.
‘Millennials shouldn’t treat their careers like Lottery Tickets’ – Nonsense! March 22, 2018
Starts-ups are but one type of business, no better or worse than others. They are experimental by nature, free-flowing, exciting and high risk. They share common characteristics and yet each is unique in its own way.
“Breakdown – The Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie” March 19, 2018
Montreal-based Heenan Blaikie was a labour and tax law firm led for years by its two named founders. One ran the day to day and the other focused on strategy. The firm expanded to Toronto with aspirations of becoming a national labor law firm. There seemed to always be friction between those inclined towards incremental, safe growth and those with more audacious aspirations.
Hiring for Culture Fit – Making the Case for Why It Matters February 20, 2018
Hiring for culture fit is decidedly on the outs these days with a number of recent articles questioning the practice. Some suggest that corporate culture is too dynamic to be captured and codified let alone selected against, while others have argued that skills, experiences and competencies matter far more in hiring decisions.
Solid Insights on Leadership November 27, 2017
In a recent New York Times article, business writer Adam Bryant reflects on lessons learned from a decade of interviewing business leaders on, you guessed it, lessons learned...
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.

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