Recruiting Cycles: Preparing for the Fourth Quarter Rush

Executive Recruiting TorontoThe end-of-year hiring cycle can be complex. Typically, this is when end-of-year budget surpluses must be utilized, but it is also a time to look forward. In order to recruit and retain the right talent, employers must get a head start on both hiring strategy and the retained search process.

For many organizations, the second half of the year is devoted towards strategizing, planning and budgeting. Of course, organizations take stock of their successes, but they also identify what they need to do to continue their growth. Prospective employers will identify redundant skills or under-performing assets, and also detect where and how they can improve for the upcoming year(s). At this stage, funds are typically allocated towards hiring new talent.

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How to Make a Lasting First Impression

How to Make a Lasting First Impression

What’s in a Name? A Lot, Actually.

We’ve all had our fair share of those moments – when you’re in the middle of a business meeting or phone call and draw a blank on someone’s name. It’s awkward and embarrassing for everyone involved, and unfortunately it rarely goes unnoticed.

Putting the effort into remembering someone’s name will not only help you make a lasting and positive first impression, but it also critically important in business – especially in executive recruiting. Learning and remembering a person’s name is the most basic step in building trust and respect and developing a meaningful relationship. As Dale Carnegie once said, “A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

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