Category: Engagement

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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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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The Challenge Of Employees

Over the last few weeks, like many people, taxes have been filed, business year-ends closed off and lots of money heading to our lovely friends over at CRA. With that closure, I took time to reflect on what I have learned in the last 6-7 months th…

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Career Progress Without Titles

Let’s face it, most of us work for small to mid sized organizations in which there is only so far someone can progress – at least in title anyway.  We have heard the complaints around retention issues and all seen the memo about the CFO who asks t…

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Are companies are short-sighted when hiring?

We have turnover, people don’t stay more than a couple of years, we have productivity issues, etc. etc. These are just some of the usual complaints we hear from clients. A new hire is a chance to improve, a chance to learn from mistakes, but when …

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