Advice for Team Builders

Job Seeker AdviceToronto Startups
May 9, 2018

Best Workplaces in Canada: Should You Care?

Great Place to Work Canada recently released their 2018 list of – you guessed it – the best places to work in Canada. As an employer, it’s nice to add…

Team BuildingToronto Startups
March 6, 2018

Applicant Tracking Won’t Save Your Recruiting. Hirefully Will.

In the last decade, Canada’s supply of technical and business talent shifted from a surplus to a deficit. This transition has led to inflated salaries, competitive hiring, and lower retention…

Team BuildingToronto Startups
February 14, 2018

Ageism: The Elephant in the Office

We can’t escape father time. As we grow older, things will slow and sag. Many people identify wrinkles and grey hair as signs of incompetence, stubbornness, and being ‘old-fashioned.’ We…

Team BuildingToronto Startups
January 17, 2018

How to Make an Offer: Balancing Parity and Growth

Navigating the waters of the ever-changing talent-market can be tricky business. Salaries are on the rise, and purple squirrels are few and far in between. Like they teach you in…

CultureTeam BuildingToronto Startups
January 10, 2018

Have You Hugged Your Recruiter Today?

Behind every great tech company, there’s a great recruiter. There’s never been a greater demand for talent, and recruiters are becoming the backbone of company culture, talent and growth. These…

Team BuildingToronto Startups
December 15, 2017

Who’s Hiring Your Rejects?

More than 50% of people don’t know how to hire. Does your team? As a leader, you constantly monitor your team’s performance. You analyze various metrics and KPIs to assess…

Job Seeker AdviceToronto Startups
October 16, 2017

Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Gig

If you’re like most people, you’re risk-averse. Humans are inherently that way – we attempt to minimize uncertainties. It’s risk-aversion that will cause people to sell a stock while it’s…

CultureFeaturedTeam BuildingToronto Startups
September 21, 2017

AI Can’t Fix Your Recruiting

Is your startup embracing artificial intelligence to solve its hiring problems? If so, you need to stop the insanity. The technology isn’t ready and you don’t have the time to…

CultureTeam BuildingToronto Startups
July 25, 2017

Stop Relying on These Recruiting Obsessions

Everyone has a preferred recruitment process. Some start with a phone-call, a technical test or personality quiz. Others prefer to do interviews that involve a panel or one-on-ones. There are…

CultureFeaturedTeam BuildingToronto Startups
July 11, 2017

Is Amazon Poaching Your People?

Image from the cover of The Economist, March 2017, Print Edition In March 2017, The Economist featured the image above on its cover with the words, “Amazon’s empire, and what…

CultureMillennialsTeam Building
May 24, 2017

Competitors vs Complainers: The Case for Hiring Millennial Athletes

There is no proven positive correlation between athleticism and performance in the workplace. There are however, plenty of traits common amongst athletes that certainly would prove beneficial in a work…

CultureTeam Building
April 3, 2017

Lessons in Team Building: Artificial Intelligence vs. Authentic Intuition

Technology allows us to rely heavily on algorithms to simplify many tasks. Math frequently outperforms human thinking by ignoring emotion and delivering rational decisions. In many cases, we’re thankful for…