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Everything I Know About Recruiting I Learned Duck Hunting

by admin on July 31, 2017

Tweet My grandfather Cam Shortts was a great businessman, but he was an even better hunter. He owned a successful hunting and fishing lodge in northern Ontario, an amazing place where I spent many, many days in my youth. It was a lodge that was frequented by corporate big wigs – CEOs, CFOs and COOs ...

This Could Get Intense, and That’s A Good Thing!

by admin on August 22, 2016

Tweet “What’s your biggest fault?” “Tell me about a time you disagreed with a supervisor” Please. With all due respect to the highly trained HR insiders out there, I think traditional, wishy-washy interviews suck. It’s my experience that sticking to the pre-approved, PC interview script means the interviewee only says what he or she thinks ...

Hiring is a Big Decision, Get Employee Input

by admin on May 22, 2016

Tweet When you get to a certain point in the recruiting process, it makes sense to bring in other team members to interview prospective hires. They’ll be working with this new person, and it’s only fair they have a say on who it is. Unfortunately, a lot of your rank and file employees likely lack ...

If You Build It Great, They Will Come

by admin on April 25, 2016

Tweet Any time I do keynote speaking events in a city that isn’t New York or London, a lot of leaders complain to me that their metro area lacks top-tier talent. This always makes me laugh. “There is plenty of talent out there,” I say, “they just don’t want to work for you!” Google is ...

Use A Rifle To Find Top Employees

by admin on May 21, 2014

Tweet   If you’re contemplating the use of a search firm, chances are you are looking for a new Leader to join your team.  There are thousands of search firms to choose from and, making the right choice depends on the criteria you use in your selection process. Here are a few tips and questions ...

Everything I Know About Recruiting I Learned Hunting Ducks

by admin on May 15, 2013

Tweet   My grandfather Cam Shortts was a great businessman, but he was an even better hunter. He owned a successful hunting and fishing lodge in northern Ontario, an amazing place where I spent many, many days in my youth. And it was ‘Up North’ nestled on the shore of a shimmering lake with that ...

BEST Recruiting Strategy EVER!!!

by admin on October 08, 2012

Tweet I have been recruiting thousands of employees for 25 years now – and this is easily the best recruiting tactic I’ve ever heard of for getting true A Players.  It’s a twist on the old internal referral bonus… I cover a ton of other systems on recruiting and interviewing here – but this one ...

How to Be An Expert Recruiter/Interviewer

by admin on February 16, 2012

Tweet So, you want to be an expert recruiter ?  You want to get strong at interviewing ? In all likelihood, this will never happen.  MOST CEOs and Entrepreneurs have far too many things on their plate to get good at this.  I’m not talking about being competent, I’m talking about being awesome at it. ...

Interview Questions

by admin on May 25, 2011

Tweet The following interview questions are from a survey I found years ago and also include a bunch of my favorites. I only listed the ones I really like best, categorized according to personal background, skills and abilities, academic preparation, and other topics. This list of questions would be an excellent resource to use when ...

Lessons From Duck Hunting

by admin on April 30, 2011

Tweet Most top performers work for really average companies. Your job is to find the amazing people that work somewhere else and get them to work for you. Don’t make a habit of recruiting and hiring unemployed people.  Find the go-getters that have jobs right now! On the day Intrawest Ski Resorts were acquired by ...

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