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Your Top Performer Is Resigning. What Now?

Your Top Performer Is Resigning. What Now?

An owner or manager may feel the practical and psychological void left by the departure of someone whom they relied on – and even thought of as an ally or friend. But while losing a great employee is hard, acting irrationally could hurt future relationships and make the transition more difficult. Here are five tips… READ

Confidential Search: Not Always Desirable, But Sometimes Necessary

Confidential Search: Not Always Desirable, But Sometimes Necessary

Replacing an employee who still works at your company can be tricky. Often, companies feel that they are better off keeping an underperforming employee a while longer rather than having a vacancy because of their job function. For many companies, losing an employee can affect morale and can also really impact projects or timelines if… READ

Five Ways Your Hiring Process Can Lose Top Talent (And How to Stop It)

Five Ways Your Hiring Process Can Lose Top Talent (And How to Stop It)

Your hiring process will provide the very first impression a candidate is going to have for your company. It’s easy to think that candidates will overlook a dysfunctional hiring process if they really want to work for you, but that’s really not true. A bad hiring process can cause you to lose top talent, and… READ

The Effective Executive (Getting More Done in Less Time) 

The Effective Executive (Getting More Done in Less Time) 

We are in the business of working on behalf of our clients to connect them with effective executives. But what are the ways that one can become an effective executive? Much has to do with effective time management and not only doing things right, but doing the right things in the right order. Here are… READ

Online Recruiting Magic! (Or So Some Would Have You Believe)

Online Recruiting Magic! (Or So Some Would Have You Believe)

“Just post on Zip Recruiter and you often have great candidates within one day!” Really? In an increasingly digital world, almost everything these days is done online. For many recruiters and HR professionals, the recruitment process almost always starts on the Internet. Whether you’re reaching out to candidates via LinkedIn, posting job requirements on Indeed,… READ

Stop Those Head-Hunters! (From Stealing Your Top Talent)

Stop Those Head-Hunters! (From Stealing Your Top Talent)

If you have good talent working for you, chances are that they either have been (or will be) contacted by recruiters or head-hunters at some point. Head-hunters are called “hunters” for a reason – it’s their job to go out and poach top talent from other companies. Often times, they offer attractive compensation packages or… READ

The Ocean (That’s Where Great Companies Recruit From)

The Ocean (That’s Where Great Companies Recruit From)

Grace Dunbar had some serious decisions to make. As General Manager of Superior Packaging, she had P&L responsibility for a $40 million operation which was facing a number of challenges. Superior was a privately held company owned by four founding shareholders who were not active in the business. She had joined the company three months… READ

Hire the Best – Forget the Rest

Hire the Best – Forget the Rest

Hiring new employees means more than just filling holes. You want to make sure that you are hiring the right people. Turnover is extremely costly, not just in immediate financial terms but also in terms of disruption and the negative effect that departures can have on general morale. The hiring process takes time away from… READ

Lonely At The Top

Lonely At The Top

Business owners and CEO’s know all too well that they are often totally alone in understanding all aspects of the problems that they face. Spouses and other family members cannot possibly comprehend the full extent and the complexities of the issues that consume the attention of the CEO of an organization, unless they are deeply… READ

Turnover is Killing Your Company – 7 Tips to Make it Stop

Turnover is Killing Your Company – 7 Tips to Make it Stop

Kathbern Management, in our role as a Toronto-based senior management recruiting firm, helps companies find great people to enable them to grow and prosper. We simplify the process and, through our deep research, are able to bring more and better candidates forward than would ever be possible through a do-it-yourself passive advertising campaign. READ