Hiring Process

Thoughts on Lou Adler’s “Hire with your Head”

By | Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | October 15, 2014 | 0 comment

Interviews can devolve into an acting job for your candidates if the questions are not based on past performance but are purely hypothetical. Questions like Adler’s second one (“If you were to get this job, how would you…”) allow candidates to take a flight of fancy and answer the way they feel the interviewer wants.

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The “Sine Qua Non” of Great Hiring Decisions – The “Scorecard”

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,News | July 16, 2014 | 0 comment

By using a scorecard before initiating the recruitment and selection process, you can ensure that there is alignment between the objectives outlined in the positions you are for and the overall goals for your organization.

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3 Tactics for Successful Interviews

By | Candidate Advice ,Hiring Process ,Interviews ,News ,Selection | April 30, 2014 | 0 comment

After working so hard to get that interview it’s time show the employer you have what it takes for the job. Don’t be out done by your resume, live up to it.

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Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,Interviews ,Leadership ,News ,Selection | July 10, 2013 | 0 comment
Leadership 101: Military Wisdom in Business – Volume 5

Most Canadians do not understand the modern Canadian Forces. It is an institution that is driven by transformational leadership (not transactional “do this because it is an order” management) and leadership development began the day I joined. The Canadian military is also a very progressive, open minded and thinking organisation that strives to build inclusive and cohesive teams. The basic culture and approach in the military is the same as any good private enterprise. Therefore, adjustment to “civilian work” was very easy.

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Meaningful Work: The What, Why and How Guide

By | Employee Engagement ,Hiring Process ,Leadership ,News ,Retention | March 12, 2013 | 0 comment
Meaningful Work: The What, Why and How Guide

Meaningful work is not new. It’s echoed in Maslow’s self-actualization, McGregor’s Theory Y Management, and Herzberg’s Motivator-Hygiene Theory. Malcolm Gladwell talked about it in Outliers, and Eckhart Tolle has extolled the virtues of meaning, in general, in A New Earth.

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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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