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When you meet Aydin Mirzaee you immediately feel at ease. Spend any amount of time with him and you’ll notice his positive attitude, his friendliness and how relaxed he is. This proud father of twin toddler girls continues to support the Ottawa start up community and is hard at work building his new...

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Tis the season for annual holiday lunches, dinners and get togethers at the office or outside of the office. Each year this is always a hot “HR” topic for companies - regardless of their size. What do we do? Who do we invite? Daytime or nighttime? What’s our budget? Do we allow alcohol?

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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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