All Blog Posts Tagged 'motivation' (42)

Putting the Zing back in your Thing

Life as a recruiterhas its ups and downs from the joyous highs of making that big placement in that unfillable role to the…


Added by Gareth Hooper on November 14, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Castrating Competitiveness

A couple of decades ago, our society began to do something that I believe has reshaped our kids and caused unintended consequences in the way they interact with others, evaluate their own self-worth, and engage themselves in business. It's when we started making sure every child received a trophy, or a medal, or…


Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on September 25, 2013 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

Unity - Business is War

Bill Snyder, Kansas State’s legendary football coach, is famous for his 16 goals for success. His players recite the line: “…to common goals & being successful. Individually, if we accomplish these goals, the entire team will be successful.”

Throughout the year, we will discuss these 16 goals and how to apply them to the Vermillion…


Added by Todd Wilson on February 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Unselfishness - Be the Tortoise

Bill Snyder, Kansas State's legendary football coach, is famous for his 16 goals for success. His players recite the line: " common goals & being successful. Individually, if we  accomplish these goals, the entire team will be…


Added by Todd Wilson on January 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Iron Man Commitment


Added by Todd Wilson on January 14, 2013 at 1:41pm — 3 Comments

An Inside Look at How Gen Y Views the Workplace

Recruiting the best candidates isn’t always easy. HR outsourcing firms and hiring managers know this. With recent college graduates entering the workforce, different factors are at stake when it comes to making a decision about where to work. Whether you…


Added by Erica Bell on November 20, 2012 at 2:19pm — 14 Comments

Back in the saddle...

After almost five years, I have returned to the IT staffing industry in order to be a founding member and recruiter at Kranect. I have found the industry somewhat changed in that social media and technology have changed how people interact when it comes to jobs. For example when I was last recruiting, Twitter was barely in existence, Facebook was just becoming available to non-students, and LinkedIn wasn’t the recruiting tool it has become today. People were still on MySpace for goodness…


Added by Kelly McKinsey on September 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Four reasons employers will hire you

Okay, now Forbes magazine in its article, Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions,  has confirmed what employers are looking for in…


Added by Bob McIntosh on March 29, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivation

This video made me smile and motivates me to do something small but meaningful for someone else today. Trust me, this will be two minutes well spent.



Added by Maisha Cannon on March 12, 2012 at 1:34pm — 5 Comments

Return of the Tire-Kicker

I’ve noticed a recurring theme in recruitment circles of late. “Frack! I lost another candidate to a counter-offer!”

This reminds me of my early lessons recruiting in the late 90s when the tech market was booming and the war for talent was intense. We’re in a very similar place today and the challenges of signing the perfect candidate are the same. We’ve got multiple offers, counter-offers, and my personal favourite – the Tire Kicker.

If you are a tech company looking for… Continue

Added by Kristina McDougall on November 14, 2011 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Fun and money -The two reasons to come to work

There are only two reasons to come to work.

Fun and money.

And you have to have both. One of them will not be enough. Not if you want to love what you do, that is. Having a job where you get just one or the other, often seduces you into thinking you have found your dream job. But in most cases that dream fades like mirage as you realise a key ingredient of  ‘job love’ is missing.

And for recruiters, where our job is so hard, and the disappointments so many, you…


Added by Greg Savage on September 27, 2011 at 9:21pm — 4 Comments

How Much is Too Much?

This is probably a topic I have already had my say on. If not, please let me ramble for a few minutes on the importance of some personal information on an online profile (used to acquire business)

I think it is safe to say that most of us are active on Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, Recruiting Blogs, (or any blog in general) and on these and many other sites we have been asked to provide some information of a personal nature (Name, E-mail, Phone Number, or any way someone can contact…


Added by Daniel J Smith on May 13, 2011 at 1:16pm — 6 Comments


How many people took part in this weeks election? Of that, how many voted based on the local candidate and how many went with the party as a whole? I know that’s pretty much the same question, but sometimes staying with the local guy will help with local problems. Enough. Here is the real question, How many of us understood the big picture; and how many of us went in thinking that one vote won’t change the landscape?

How does the preamble relate to recruiting, sourcing and our place…


Added by Daniel J Smith on May 6, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

When In Doubt...Just be Yourself!!!

In this day and age where every little look means something, and every little phrase or #tweet means something else, where do we draw the line? At work, we are expected to achieve certain goals and carry a certain aura around us, In our personal life we spend an equal amount of time (or more) trying to distance ourselves from our work persona to lead a relatively happy home life. My question is this….What would happen if we just chose to put forth one (1) image and let the chips fall where…


Added by Daniel J Smith on April 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Recruiting and The Upcoming Election...

Canada is about to have yet another election on May 2,2011, Many people have varying degrees of opinion over the value of an election, from saying that there is merit in “shaking up” the status quo, to relegating it to a popularity contest where the winner was never in doubt, as the candidate got their name out just one more time than their opponent. And it seems invariably that after the election takes place, there are nay-sayers about the process, and that they were right in not voting, as…


Added by Daniel J Smith on April 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Being in the Corporate “Zone”

What enables corporate executives to get into and stay “In the Zone?”


In 1993, Jimmy Johnson, then the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, credited a book called Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, with helping him prepare for the Super Bowl win that year. 



Added by Mark Bregman on April 11, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

5 Quick Steps to Get Your Job Search kicked Off

Searching for a job can be very stressful but just as any stressful situation there are things a person can do to relive some of the pressure.  There are five quick steps that I think should be utilized when starting your job search, it will help keep you motivated.

Step 1: Get a notebook and a pencil!  Start asking yourself what it is you want to do and what it is you’re good at!  What would be your ideal position and what will you need to do to get there?  This notebook should stay…


Added by Jason Monastra on March 25, 2011 at 2:12pm — 4 Comments

Linked In for Everybody: The Radical Version

Radical Quebec: Newbies to Recruiting:

This is a copy of the presentation I recently gave at Radical Quebec. I chose to use it as my blog as I believe many of the points used, should be reviewed by others. Enjoy the read.  Dan


What is Recruiting? To me recruiting is the ability to fill a need or an opening with someone qualified to fulfill on said need or opening. It’s looking into your rolodex of contacts and matching column A (the person) with column B (the opening)…


Added by Daniel J Smith on March 24, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Motivating the Office Mob!

Motivation is the key to success! We all know this. A lack of motivation means a lack of results. If you ask an employee what will motivate them, they will usually leap out of their seats with neck stretched, eyes bulged, and teeth wide, and exclaim “MONEY” without even thinking. Sure, you’ll get the select few who can do…


Added by Michael Stoyanoff on February 23, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

Satisfaction Guarenteed

Right off the top, no, I didn’t just swear. These two words are thrown around daily under a multitude of reasons; but how many people actually back it up or even mean it as much more than a catch phrase or cliché?  We all deal with people, either working with, or working for; and regardless of our job-identity; in one way or another we always defer to those two words in almost every close.  How do you guarantee satisfaction? Have you listened intently to the customer or to the supervisor and…


Added by Daniel J Smith on February 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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