Kristina McDougall
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Kristina McDougall's Blog

Is it Time for a New Agency Model for Exec Search?

16 years ago I started my recruiting career with a pretty typical IT recruiting agency in Downtown Toronto. I was green and eager to learn. I was surrounded by a blend of savvy and slippery sales guys, shifty-eyed recruiters hovering over sacred databases, juniors weeping in the bathrooms and cracking under the pressure of call metrics, and a handful of solid ethical pros who wanted to do the right thing for customers who treated them like partners. I carefully aligned myself with the later…

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Posted on April 1, 2014 at 2:30pm

Why Pre-Hire Testing is Killing your Recruiting Results?

I am often asked for my opinion about adding pre-employment tests to the selection process. It would be easy for me to write a lengthy post about the validity of various test results and their ability to predict on the job success. We could have a heated debate about whether compatibility matters more than competency – if you have the right leadership in place.

But, I’ll save that fun for another day. The question that no one seems to be talking about, is how testing affects the…

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Posted on March 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Get Employee Referral Results Without the Referral

Employee referrals are arguably the most effective way for companies today to recruit.  Here are the stats:

#1 in quality of applicants…

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Posted on July 17, 2012 at 9:34am

Metrics Schmetrics... How do I really know if my search is on track?

I had a client ask today about metrics.  How do we know if our search efforts are successful and if we’re effective?

There could have been a complex answer about call and interview stats, but for me it boils down to how many people we…

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Posted on February 1, 2012 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

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