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Hiring Mistakes: How to Avoid Them and What to Do If You Don’t

Have you ever hired someone who didn’t turn out to be what you expected?  Did that seemingly well-spoken, educated and experienced interviewee turn into just another “warm body” consuming valuable office air, or worse, turning off your best customers?  We call it a “cultural malignancy” when a senior level hire fails to fit with their team – affecting team members’ performance or causing key team members to leave. Ouch.

Well, it turns out you’re not the only one who’s been caught in a…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 19, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Finding Employees with the Owner of Infinity Asset Solutions

JSugar My interview today is with Josh Sugar, whom I met through my work on the board of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization).  A funny “small world” story is that he also happens to play basketball with my business partner, …


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 11, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

How Neil Spivack, CEO of Direct Sales Force, Avoids Hiring Mistakes

Neil Spivack direct sales force Today, I'm excited to interview my friend Neil Spivack, who started and runs the 800-employee Direct Sales Force.  Neil recently sold DSF to Pareto, after ranking 7th in the…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 5, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

ClearFit Named to IDC's List of 10 Cloud Companies to Watch in 2011

Every once in a while, I'll post something other than an interview or article.  Things have been super busy here at ClearFit, finding employees for our small business customers, so this is my first opportunity to share some news…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on May 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Hiring & Selection Questions with Will Andrew: President of Trimark Sportswear, Top 40 Under 40 for 2010.

Will Andrew was recently named one of Canada’s…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on September 7, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Avoiding Hiring Mistakes with Lauren Friese, Founder of TalentEgg

I met Lauren Friese a couple of years ago, when she was first starting…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on August 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

5 Hiring & Selection Tips, from Serial Entrepreneur Craig Morantz

This week, we call upon my friend Craig Morantz to instill his entrepreneurial knowledge upon us.

leeds hiring employees

Craig’s company, Leed’s, is the second largest hard goods supplier in the $15B promotional product industry. They focus on bringing to market the innovative but useful products…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on August 10, 2010 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Are You Hiring the Right CFO?

Following is an article that I wrote a couple months ago, in a slightly different version, for Octane Magazine. I thought it might be worth posting to my blog, since I’ve recently been asked twice about hiring the right CFO for a small or medium-sized business.

As the owner of a…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 13, 2010 at 6:46pm — No Comments

5 Tips on Hiring Employees from Brent Gingerich, CEO and Owner of 500-Employee peopleCare

Brent Gingerich likes to make a difference. He owns peopleCare Inc., a long term care & assisted living community, that’s grown to 500 employees through hiring people who fit their unique family-like culture. Brent sees hiring employees as a mission-critical job for his organization’s success and likes to stay involved in the hiring process.…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 6, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

5 Tips on Employee Hiring from Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of EO Toronto

This week, we’re connecting with my friend Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Toronto (EO/YPO). Jeff is an incredible leader and

technology visionary who is not afraid of growth.

Jeff’s company, qdata Inc., has grown to 40 employees and specializes in…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Do So Many Business Owners Dread Hiring Employees?

The answer may be simpler than one would expect: humans don’t like doing things that they are not great at, especially if there are grave consequences when executed poorly.

Hiring can make or break any business. This is especially true with small and medium-sized businesses. In general, most people are not very good at hiring employees. In fact, according to…


Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments


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