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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:

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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. Whenever a placement went wrong, that was the line used to justify why...

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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 at recruitment firms and it's an industry wide pheno...

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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 themselves while that awkward uncle makes inappropriate jokes...

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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 2015 we have been on this insane, frustrating, stressf...

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Think back to a few months ago when you read through James Bakers’ post about the tough decisions of making that first hire for...

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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...

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As we complete one year of trading as Keynote Group, I consider us to be incredibly fortunate. Not only have we proved our uniqu...

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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...

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