Finding Top Talent Among Majority Of Average Performers

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment  

Research shows that a population of job seekers is divided into three distinct categories – high (or top) performers, low (or bottom) performers and average performers. This is probably no surprise to many employers. We have all seen some top achievers, a few people that were not capable at all and many people who were just OK. The thing is that those “OK” people represent 68% of the population. To... [Read more ...]

Job Interview Guide

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment  

Getting to Know Your Candidates The setup: Breaking the Ice When you meet applicants, try your best to make them comfortable, using a friendly but professional attitude. Make sure to thank the applicant for his or her interest in the advertised position.   “By the way, was there anything in particular that interested you in this position (job ad)? That can be a good first question to start a dialogue.... [Read more ...]

Five Effective Hiring Strategies

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment  

Hiring the right new employees is essential. A decision to hire should not be taken lightly, as the outcome can have a huge impact on the organization in either direction. The bad news is that the risk of a bad hire is always there, just like the risk of a bad investment. But the good news is that there is a way to minimize the risk. Wouldn’t you do your due diligence before investing $20-100,000?... [Read more ...]

Don’t Lie To Me

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

Lie to Me is one of my favorite TV shows and among the few that I watch. Perhaps the similarity between some of my work – administering behavioral employment assessments and the science behind reading facial expressions in order to find the truth made me feel like I am more of a participant of the show than just an observer. In case you’ve never seen the show: Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and... [Read more ...]

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

Dear Colleagues, We’ve all heard the very common expression: “don’t judge a book by its cover”, it’s an allegorical phrase which means “don’t decide the value of something based on its appearance”. Let’s face it, we will never stop making those judgments simply because “the look” is the very first impression that we have of ether a person or an object. Perhaps... [Read more ...]

Fake Resume And Fake References Are Legal and Cheap To Buy

September 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

Hello Everyone, Please just watch this video. If you are a business owner or hiring manager, I hope this is going to be  an eye opener. If hiring honest people is important to you, if you don’t like to feel like a fool while someone is wasting your time,  then you need to take measures to eliminate what you didn’t want to begin with. Ok, just watch the video. Was that mind blowing... [Read more ...]

The ten most frequently mentioned issues that employees say companies do poorly

September 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

The 10 mentioned issues are: 1. Poor management—uncaring and unprofessional managers; overworking staff; no respect, not listening, putting people in wrong jobs; speed over quality; poor manager selection processes. 2. Lack of career growth and advancement opportunities: no perceivable career paths; not posting job openings or filling from within; favoritism or unfair promotions. 3. Poor communication:... [Read more ...]

Interview Questions: Legal vs. Illegal

September 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

Hello everyone, We have been receiving many inquiries in regards to legality of some questions that are being asked during job interviews. In this post we will answer some of them. Inquiry Area Illegal Questions Legal Questions Nationality Origin/ Citizenship – Are you a Canadian citizen?-Where were you/your parents born? – What is your “native tongue”? – Are... [Read more ...]

Titanic vs. Icebreaker or Where Would You Rather Be When Hitting the Iceberg.

September 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

“The iceberg concept” has been quite common probably due to it’s visual simplicity:  something harmless that is visible on the surface vs. something hidden under the water that can cause serious damage and lead to a disaster. Iceberg is a deception, false belief and/or a well hidden unwanted surprise. I often use “the iceberg concept” in conversation with business owners when we discussing... [Read more ...]

Professional Athlete vs. Regular Person That Goes to Work Everyday

September 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  

Hello everyone, For quite sometime now I wanted to talk about differences and similarities between professional athletes and just everyday people that go to work to earn a living. Since I’ve had a chance to experience both worlds: as an athlete (for some of you that don’t know I’ve spent 10 years training and competing in fencing) and as an employee who “worked his way up”, I can speak from... [Read more ...]