August 30, 2018
A recent article noted the explosion of entrepreneurial ventures making their mark across the Toronto business landscape. If you have ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the following list might be helpful.
The Relationship Between Motivation and Success
August 22, 2018
Implicitly or explicitly, the motivation level of candidates is usually a consideration in hiring decisions. How motivated or driven is a candidate to do the job in question?
The One and Only Interview Question You Will Ever Need to Ask...
April 10, 2018
Magic questions reflect a single view on what is most important in hiring excellence. For some its positivity and energy, for others its values, for yet others it is passion, resilience, intelligence, curiosity, or perhaps emotional intelligence.
“Breakdown – The Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie”
March 19, 2018
Montreal-based Heenan Blaikie was a labour and tax law firm led for years by its two named founders. One ran the day to day and the other focused on strategy. The firm expanded to Toronto with aspirations of becoming a national labor law firm. There seemed to always be friction between those inclined towards incremental, safe growth and those with more audacious aspirations.
Hiring for Culture Fit – Making the Case for Why It Matters
February 20, 2018
Hiring for culture fit is decidedly on the outs these days with a number of recent articles questioning the practice. Some suggest that corporate culture is too dynamic to be captured and codified let alone selected against, while others have argued that skills, experiences and competencies matter far more in hiring decisions.
Solid Insights on Leadership
November 27, 2017
In a recent New York Times article, business writer Adam Bryant reflects on lessons learned from a decade of interviewing business leaders on, you guessed it, lessons learned...
RECRUITING FOR FAMILY BUSINESSES
October 23, 2017
Finding executives who will thrive in these businesses is specialized work as it requires an understanding of how business and familial dynamics interact to inform good hiring decisions.
Offer Stage: Tip Toe Very Carefully
October 11, 2017
Over the past several months we have witnessed several negotiations come to, or come very close to, somewhat inglorious ends. While these outcomes were not solely attributable to breakdowns during the offer stage, it is safe to say they played a role.