Lisa Howarth
  • Toronto, ON
  • Canada
  • Flextrack
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Lisa Howarth and Charles Van Heerden are now friends
Oct 20, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Mark Bregman's blog post 'The Dead Meat Theory – Why Counteroffers Don’t Pay Off'
"@Charles - Your comments about your success with counter offers are interesting; you're right that managers are often limited by strict salary bands and policy. My challenge from a corporate perspective is this: at what point does a company…"
Oct 19, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Gavin Redelman's blog post 'The Telephone interview: What to do – What not to do!'
"These are great tips. One of the things that I found really successful for candidates was to have them practice for and then conduct the phone interview in front of a mirror. It seems a little peculiar at first, but it gives a candidate visual…"
Sep 6, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Ashley Barker's blog post 'To tell or not to tell...'
"My general feeling is to be honest as much as possible, without compromising the trust relationship that you have with the client (i.e. don't provide any feedback to the candidate that the client would not want divulged. If you have two…"
Aug 2, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Noel Cocca's blog post 'No Answer, IS An Answer - Don’t Get “LeBron-ed” like Cleveland Just Did'
"When I was recruiting, I used to tell candidates in a multiple offer situation that this was a lot like a birthday party .. everyone comes to your birthday party with a present (i.e. each company comes with an offer), and by making companies wait it…"
Jul 18, 2010
Peter Lanc commented on Lisa Howarth's blog post 'How to best take advantage of your employees in a poor economy?'
"Nice blog. My thoughts are that too many organizations use the downturn to do what they should have been doing all along. Shame on them and on the HR people who allow that to occur. Running a business in line with values should tell people…"
Jul 5, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Shannon Russo's blog post 'Rant: Death to the VMS'
"I come from the "other side" (aka the dark side apparently) representing a VMS/MSP company, and I find that your comments are all-too-familiar in the market place. I have spent 8 years on the agency side and another 5 in the VMS/MSP space,…"
Jun 29, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Matt Deutsch's blog post 'What’s the Future Hold for Direct-Hire Placements?'
"Companies augment their permanent employees with contractors so that they can have flexibility in the structure of their workforce: planning for growth (as Todd mentions), for fixed-term projects, for seasonal peaks etc. Companies historically have…"
Jun 27, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Kim Bechtel's blog post 'Generation Smeneration...It's about People'
"You make an excellent point, and this is something that we need to remember when recruiting - people at different ages and stages in life have different motivations, and it is up to us as recruiters to uncover those so we can attract the right…"
Jun 18, 2010
Lisa Howarth received a gift from Michel Reverte
May 31, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Dan Nuroo's blog post '"What about me". Recruiters: the forgotten victims of Resignations'
"Interesting take on the emotional roller coaster that recruiters go through. If you're a good recruiter, you do become emotionally invested both in the success of the client's hire as well as in the candidate's career. Those that…"
May 30, 2010
Lisa Howarth posted blog posts
May 25, 2010
Lisa Howarth and Manu Mittal are now friends
May 25, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Gareth Jones's blog post 'KPI's are bad for recruitment...'
"I definitively disagree with the lack of need for KPIs, Gareth. You bring up interesting points in that recruitment professionals need to focus on customer service and creating meaningful client/candidate experiences. But you could be the nicest guy…"
Apr 9, 2010
Lisa Howarth and Peter Lynch are now friends
Mar 16, 2010
Lisa Howarth commented on Benjamin McCall's blog post 'Reflections on the "Little Things"'
"This is a great post, thank you for reminding me of this on a Sunday night as I get set to start the week again. Life gets incredibly busy and stressful, and it seems like this cycle is never ending .. and it is never ending, unless you take time…"
Feb 28, 2010

Profile Information

Name
Lisa
Job Title
Senior Program Manager
Company
Flextrack
Which best describes your profession?
Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Financial, Services, Technology
How many employees in your company?
>50
Website
http://www.flextrack.ca

Lisa Howarth's Blog

How to best take advantage of your employees in a poor economy?

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

I have heard many people's anecdotal accounts of how the poor economy of the past 18-24 months has affected them from a job perspective; but I am particularly interested in this as we emerge from the other side.



I have heard how employers reduced the number of workers to substantially lower levels, seemingly to reduce overhead costs, trimming budgets while hopefully increasing potential profits. This seems like a sound idea, particularly for shareholders looking for strong returns.… Continue

Change is on it’s way … HST’s Affect on the Contract Industry?

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 10:16pm 0 Comments

There has been much debate over the decision in Ontario and British Columbia to implement a harmonized sales tax (HST) in July of this year. Some say that over time it will reduce consumer costs, but I have my doubts.…

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Manage by Rate? Manage by Margin? It's a confusing world out there ...

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:42pm 1 Comment

In the past few years, I've seen the increasing trend of Corporate HR and Procurement departments paying attending to their contractor spend.



Back in the good old days, when a hiring freeze was put in that generally meant a wealth of need for contractors .. after all, the work has to get done right? It seemed like the wild west when I first got into the business .. companies just wanted a body in a chair, and didn't get too concerned about how much money they were being charged… Continue

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