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Do you think Stephen King’s Clown is scary?

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 29, 2018
Do you think Stephen King’s Clown is scary?

Would anyone buy a piece of equipment for public works without first getting the advice of someone who really knows equipment? Our guess is, they wouldn’t! So, why would anyone want to hire someone without an expert opinion? A bad hire can cost 5-10 times one year’s salary (often thousands of dollars more). In most […]

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TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A CAO

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TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A CAO

  Recently, I got the following email from a Chief Administrative Officer. It read like an article from “True Confessions” magazine. Dear Bruce Am I the only CAO in Canada who, when looking for a Director, got a CV that described James Bond, sat with a candidate who interviewed like Daniel Craig, then, sadly had […]

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Why is using Executive Search so expensive?

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Why is using Executive Search so expensive?

One Mayor asked this question: I’ve been working with the HR people in my municipality for some time, relying on them to find good staff. Now that we are recruiting a new CAO this has become a major problem for us. The demand for TOP TALENT is at an all time high, and finding and […]

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Mayors’ Best Buddy Resigns

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Mayors’ Best Buddy Resigns

Mayors’ Best Buddy Resigns It was a grey morning in Pleasantville as Mayor Migraine pulled his big blue Rambler Ambassador into his private parking spot. Soon, the other members of the council began arriving one by one. They were gathering for yet another emergency meeting. A month had passed since Ralph Goodbody, the Mayor’s best […]

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12 Days of Christmas

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 1, 2017

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