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Kicking the Can Down

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on May 1, 2018
Kicking the Can Down

Knowing there aren’t going to be enough people … BUT UNABLE TO TAKE ACTION… … a classic example of IRONY! It is a “classic” definition of “IRONY” … How it is that mayors, councilors and administrative personnel throughout the country can know for certain that there simply aren’t going to be enough ‘Top Talent’ people to fill all […]

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The man who took his mother to the interview … honest!

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on March 31, 2018
The man who took his mother to the interview … honest!

Recently, we had the mother of a 40 year-old married man, with a teenage daughter of his own, take his mother to the interview… I was flabbergasted … we certainly live in a different world! Our candidate, an engineer, explained to us that his mother is really smart and he values her input… I’m not […]

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DOING WHAT YOU ALWAYS DID AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS?

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES by on March 29, 2018
DOING WHAT YOU ALWAYS DID AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS?

… YOU MUST BE CRAZY! Most municipal hiring managers know that ‘traditional approaches to interviewing’ are out the window in today’s job market. Based on the theory that ‘past behavior is the best indicator of future performance,’ the traditional approach to interviewing is ineffective, for the most part because it dwells on a candidate’s past. […]

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Jessica’s leaving … what will we do now?

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on March 29, 2018
Jessica’s leaving … what will we do now?

You just got the news no one wants to hear. Jessica, the one person the municipality can’t function without, is leaving. This is an absolute nightmare. What do you do now? Hopefully, it’s not too late, and Jessica – Jessica is, of course, a stand-in for your key person or people – has not left, […]

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Why is it so difficult…

Filed in HIRING ARTICLES, MUNICIPALITY by on February 27, 2018
Why is it so difficult…

…To find Good Staff? As author David Foot (Boom Bust and Echo) says, “Demographics explain two-thirds of just about anything!” The question “Why is it so difficult to find good     staff?” can be answered best through a quick review of Canadian demographics particularly as they relate to age groups. The years 1960 to 1980 saw the mass entry […]

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