Monthly Archives: February 2008

Clear Goals Need Clear Roles

2019-07-30T19:02:54-04:00

The team just missed their deadline, again. And half of your sales group is threatening to quit out of frustration with the production department. Meanwhile, a client keeps calling to resolve an issue, but no one has called him back...because everyone thinks that someone else has taken care of it. When employees don’t know their [...]

Clear Goals Need Clear Roles2019-07-30T19:02:54-04:00

Surviving the Economic Boom: How to Keep Your Employees

2019-07-30T18:43:53-04:00

With the tremendous economic growth of Western Canada comes a significant side-effect: more jobs are being created than there are people to fill them. The unemployment rates in Canada’s three western provinces currently hover around 4%. It’s anticipated that this labour shortage will only get worse over the next few years. There is tremendous attention [...]

Surviving the Economic Boom: How to Keep Your Employees2019-07-30T18:43:53-04:00

Ready, Set … Are You Really Ready To Hire An Employee?

2019-07-30T18:43:29-04:00

One of the most common mistakes that businesses make is hiring employees before they’re ready. You think you need staff, but soon after hiring, you realize you’re over your head, the new employee isn’t working out the way you’d hoped, and you’re spending more time cleaning up the new employee’s mistakes, rather than building your [...]

Ready, Set … Are You Really Ready To Hire An Employee?2019-07-30T18:43:29-04:00

Are You a Leader, a Manager, or Both?

2019-07-30T18:43:12-04:00

Much has been written about leadership – what it is, what it isn’t, how to be better at it, how to be the best at it. In today’s world, where the pace of change is so great, where the slightest mistakes make headline news, where only the best of the best truly survive, the role [...]

Are You a Leader, a Manager, or Both?2019-07-30T18:43:12-04:00

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Making The Employment Offer

2019-07-30T18:42:53-04:00

You have diligently followed the steps to hiring an employee: You created a hiring road map – the job description. You advertised in the right places to attract good applicants. You objectively screened all the applications received. You conducted a thorough, relevant, objective job interview with each candidate. You evaluated all interview candidates and have [...]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Making The Employment Offer2019-07-30T18:42:53-04:00

Evaluating Interview Candidates – To Hire or Not To Hire

2019-07-30T18:42:35-04:00

You’ve created a thorough job description. You’ve advertised your job vacancy. Applicants have been screened and interviewed. You’re now in the home stretch. After your interviews have been completed, you need to evaluate each candidate based on their answers to your interview questions. Here are some steps you can follow to make this evaluation process [...]

Evaluating Interview Candidates – To Hire or Not To Hire2019-07-30T18:42:35-04:00

Conducting a Job Interview – Part Art, Part Science

2019-07-30T18:42:16-04:00

The job interview is the most important aspect of finding the right employee for your organization. The purpose of a job interview is to: Provide an opportunity for you to verify the information on a candidate’s résumé Evaluate the candidate’s fit with your organization Confirm whether a candidate possesses the skills, qualifications and experience required for the [...]

Conducting a Job Interview – Part Art, Part Science2019-07-30T18:42:16-04:00

Yes, No, Maybe So … How to Screen Resumes In and Out

2019-07-30T18:41:56-04:00

Seeing the dozens of resumes on your desk, you feel compelled to read each one to make sure you don’t pass on someone perfect for the position. But, you really don’t have the time to look through each one that carefully. What do you do? If you decided to use a search firm to advertise [...]

Yes, No, Maybe So … How to Screen Resumes In and Out2019-07-30T18:41:56-04:00

Advertising Your Job Vacancies: Looking Beyond Want Ads

2019-07-30T18:41:33-04:00

Anyone who has ever tried to hire a new employee has their fair share of horror stories. They advertised on a bulletin board at the local community centre and no one applied. They spent $1,200 for an ad in the newspaper and got hundreds of applications, but no one was really qualified. They hired the [...]

Advertising Your Job Vacancies: Looking Beyond Want Ads2019-07-30T18:41:33-04:00

Your Hiring Road Map: The Job Description

2019-07-30T18:41:10-04:00

The often-skipped step of creating a job description is critical to finding the right employee for your business – the first time! A job description is your road map to determining what type of employee to look for to fill your vacancy. Being clear on the position’s duties and responsibilities and the qualifications required, at [...]

Your Hiring Road Map: The Job Description2019-07-30T18:41:10-04:00