Posts from Bruce McAlpine

Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 2

By | Leadership ,News | April 3, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 2

“No single element contributes more to the success of any team than the quality of its leadership. In the long list of qualities, traits, do’s, don’ts, and other items on the standard leadership checklist, self-awareness and self-discipline stand apart in that these are how the leader leads him or herself.”

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business

By | Hiring Process ,Leadership ,News | February 27, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business

A key distinguishing characteristic of all good leaders is accountablility. You earn the trust of your superiors by being found to be trustworthy and dependable. You will go far in your career if they know they can count on you to get the job done, no matter what obstacles you encounter.

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Sharing the 3 Lessons We Learned Growing 48% in 2012

By | Hiring Process ,News | January 30, 2013 | 0 comment

Looking back at 2012, many of our successes can be attributed to 3 things – our dedication to value, diversification, and our relationships.

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5 Tips on Retaining the Talent You Worked So Hard to Engage

By | Hiring Process ,News ,Retention | December 13, 2012 | 0 comment

Much has been researched and written on the subject of Retention. A lot of the focus has been on the differences in career aspirations end employment expectations between the various demographics (Boomers, Gen X’ers, Gen Y, etc.). However, at the end of the day, the
individuals you really want to keep for the long term are your loyal contributors and growing leaders….

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On-boarding – How am I going to integrate my chosen candidate during orientation?

By | Hiring Process ,Selection | October 18, 2012 | 0 comment

A lot goes into a successful on-boarding. If done well, it will go a long way to launching your new employee in a successful career with your company – if done poorly, it will almost certainly result in failure.

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How am I actually going to Hire my Chosen Candidate?

By | Hiring Process | September 18, 2012 | 0 comment

This time we are looking at how to construct an offer that meets both party’s needs, i.e. yours as well as the candidate’s. The easiest part of the offer is often the money.

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Candidate Evaluation – How am I going to Evaluate my Ideal Candidate? (Part 2)

By | Hiring Process | September 18, 2012 | 0 comment

In order to move beyond “gut feel”, you need a system to evaluate your candidates rigourously, impartially, quantitatively, and uniformly by quantifying the evalutation process after the interview.

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Candidate Evaluation – How am I going to Evaluate my Ideal Candidate? (Part 1)

By | Hiring Process | September 18, 2012 | 0 comment

“Gut feel” can deceive you. Evaluate candidates on the basis of Education, Experience, and Fit.

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