26Jul, 2015

6 Ways Managing Your Career is Like Riding a Bicycle

July 26th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

Let’s face it – surviving and thriving in the professional world can be challenging at times.  To be successful over the course of your career, there are many factors which must be considered and there will certainly be adversity along the way. While on a long mountain bike ride recently, I thought about the similarities of traversing the rocky trail I was on and navigating the career path.  I noted several common themes:

1.  You have to keep your balance or you could fall

From the moment you take off the training wheels, it’s all about balance. If you don’t have balance […]

16Jul, 2015

Social Recruiting 2015 and 2016

July 16th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

Social Recruiting in 2015 is something that happened without anyone meaning it to.

The current trends in the recruitment industry are pointing more and more towards the use of social media in recruitment for candidates to find jobs as well as recruiters looking for candidates.

A recent survey by the Jobvite recruitment company shows that 73% of hiring managers are investing more and more in their organisation’s social media presence. This is pointing towards a coming of age of this recruitment trend and defines what seems to be a shift in what social recruiting is in 2015.

We thought we’d wade into the debate on social recruiting in 2015 […]

8Jun, 2015

Recruiting, Staffing and Employment News – June 2015

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|


The job market hired more than predicted, but the unemployment rate stayed at 5.5% as more people rejoined the workforce. Tech Unemployment keeps going down and hit 1.9% last month, the lowest since June 2008. That’s nearly three times lower unemployment than in the tech sectors. With the Tech Sector nearing full employment, hiring continues to get more competitive. “Staffing firms are being hired to fill excess jobs that HR teams can’t fill internally either due to overall challenging conditions or lack of internal recruiting time and resources especially for these jobs with […]

20May, 2015

2 Ways The Candidate Closes During An Interview

May 20th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

John Lewis was a recruiter, trainer, and manager. He excelled at everything he tried in the recruitment business—a business that is very oriented toward people with sales experience and/or sales aptitude. John had those sales instincts, and he also had a very dry wit and was really, really funny.

One of the great advantages of being an on-the-road trainer is that you get a chance to meet top recruiters “‘up close and personal.” And (if you keep your mouth shut and your ears open) you can learn an awful lot about how to maximize your results and do this business correctly. […]

9Apr, 2015

How To Be An Accountable Teammate

April 9th, 2015|Categories: Blogs|

Few things are more frustrating than a teammate pointing fingers when something doesn’t get done. Accountability is the key to putting an end to the blame game and becoming more productive.

Teams that build accountability into everything they do get more done. Partly, it’s a result of genuine care: when you are personally accountable for results, it matters more to you that the work turns out well.

When every person on your team feels accountable, you’ll achieve and exceed goals.

Accountable Teammates Unaccountable Teammates
Get work done within the committed timeframe Get work done on their own schedule
Know who’s responsible for each area of work Get confused […]

15Dec, 2014

Recruitment and Staffing Often Overlap With HR

December 15th, 2014|Categories: Blogs|

The process of recruitment and staffing constitutes the means by which businesses find employees. Recruitment occurs at various times in a company’s life, although most intensively when a new business starts or when an existing business undertakes expansion or new directions. The process begins with extensive planning that goes on behind closed doors and continues through recruitment, interviews and staff selection. A handful of options exist for small businesses involved in the recruitment and staffing process.

Initial Phases

The recruitment and staffing process begins with extensive planning. Before commencing the actual recruitment and hiring of employees, a business must […]