Community Effort

Happy Canada Day weekend!

One of the great things I love about Canada is the strength of community that people across this country have. This quote from one of the articles sums it up for us:

...the power of inclusion an…

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Accountable Recruiters

How about this for a catch phrase of the old guard in recruitment: “We are in the placement business, not the retention business!”

I lost count of how many times we were instructed to say that in my early days as a recruiter. When…

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Recruitment Gone Wrong

I have to chuckle to myself when I hear recruiters claim they are experts. If that were true, why does our industry suffer from some of the worst employee attrition rates and performance issues out there? I've experienced this first hand working…

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Introducing Keynote Search and ION Contracting

A new brand, a ‘brand’ new division...and three new websites. Seems like an awful lot of announcements for one title and perhaps we should have milked each part over a series posts, but we are way too excited about what is happening!


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Are your employees looking elsewhere?

I call it “Turkey Regret’, that feeling we get around the holidays of annoyance and frustration with all the things in your life that aren’t quite right. As we enter the festive period people start reflecting. Maybe they do it to distract themselv…

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Six Reasons We Won Best New Business Ottawa

Last week was just terrific, a true reflection point on what has been an insane 14 months. Keynote Group won ‘Best new business’ in Ottawa at the Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) by the Chamber of Commerce and OBJ. After launching in September 2…

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When an executive placement goes wrong?

Those who know me well are well aware I have a soap box ready to whip out at the slightest chance to vent about the things that I am trying to change within the recruitment industry. I am like a man possessed at times, but it all comes from my des…

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From Recruiter to Recruited

Think back to a few months ago when you read through James Bakers’ post about the tough decisions of making that first hire for the Keynote team. Let me introduce myself, I’m that first hire – Meghan and its time for an update!

Time certain…

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Managing Growth of Our Search Firm

As we complete one year of trading as Keynote Group, I consider us to be incredibly fortunate. Not only have we proved our unique business model works, but we are getting plaudits and recognition for disrupting our industry. With our success howev…

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The End of Recruitement Cold Calls

When I started in the recruitment industry we had our “core hours’ 10-12 and 2-4. During this time, you were expected to pick up the phone and make call after call after call. Leaving creative messages where possible to entice people to call you b…

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