Bruce Malcolm

Bruce Malcolm

Bruce's background includes 30+ years of human resource management experience covering all aspects of HR administration with a clear specialty in team building and recruiting. He created and developed the concept of “Ethical Head-Hunting™”. Bruce began his recruiting career in 1971 with Prudential Assurance.

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12 Days of Christmas

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 1, 2017

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Slim Pickens

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on December 1, 2017
Slim Pickens

The indirect ripple effect of the Baby Boom makes for …Slim Pickens I was at a council meeting the other night … invited to speak with them about Ravenhill Group conducting the search for their new Chief Administrative Officer. Like many other Canadian municipalities, they have suddenly found themselves victims of the     Baby Boom retirement … NOT directly this time, but indirectly. Like so many municipalities, my friends in this eastern Ontario Township were finding out about the reality of Canada’s aging work force. Just like Dominoes, their CAO was leaving to fill another CAO role – one vacated by someone who had left to fill the chair of […]

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A complaint letter from a candidate …

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on October 26, 2017
A complaint letter from a candidate …

Dear Bruce, It really doesn’t bother me that I don’t get every job I interview for (actually, I’ve only had a couple). What really bugs me, though, is that, after the interview, none of the municipalities I have applied to have ever given me any response at all – good or bad. How can I get any better if I don’t know what I may have done wrong? Wouldn’t you agree that municipal employers owe us job seekers the courtesy of at least a little feedback? After all, we go to the trouble of preparing extensively for the interview and giving it our best effort? Thanks, Bob Dear Bob, It’s […]

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When your interview goes badly …

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on October 26, 2017
When your interview goes badly …

Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go the way we plan, and interviews are no exception! No matter how much time and effort you put into getting ready for an interview, something can always go wrong … and quite often does! Maybe you got up on the wrong side of the bed; maybe you can’t take your mind off some personal challenge you’re facing; maybe it is just “one of those days” … you were simply under the weather. It doesn’t really matter whether you messed up on your answers, actually prepared for the wrong questions, or whether you were overcome by a simple case of the nerves – you can sometimes leave an […]

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HOW TO MAKE OBJECTIVE DECISIONS

Filed in MUNICIPALITY by on October 2, 2017
HOW TO MAKE OBJECTIVE DECISIONS

While some folks bandy around the statistic that we each make 35,000 decisions per day, others prefer to level it out at a neat 1 billion per lifetime. Whatever way you look at it, you are at least aware of making a handful of semi-important to important decisions each day, and at least a couple of major-ish ones each week: and these are the kind of fork-in-road moments for which we need to be best advised. The wrong choice might wind you up with a heartache, crippling debt or serious injury. Unfortunately, nobody ever teaches us how to make decisions. We’re just equipped with a ton of information through school, the media, […]

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