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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...
The Skirmish Is Over, Get Ready for the War for Talent October 19, 2018
So if you think recruiting top talent was difficult in the past couple of years, get ready for the war. Many companies will be unprepared and will suffer accordingly. But there are a few things any company can do to prepare.
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'.
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.
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.

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