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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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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