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A Person on a Downhill Slope - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Firm

Is “Over 50” “Over The Hill”?

If you aren’t there already, you’re going to get there eventually (hopefully). In some people’s minds, 50 may be the new 30 but, in some employers’ minds, candidates who are over 50 arouse stereotypical concerns such as “coasting to retirement”, inflexibility, outmoded thinking, unwillingness to change, lack of energy, unfamiliarity
An Office With a Star Surrounding a Desk - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Company

Picking Star Players Doesn’t Just Happen

Finding the right candidate for a key role is a mix of science and art. You need to find someone with the right education, experience, and other qualities needed to be successful in the role, often just over the span of a few conversations. You have to quickly sort through
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Bad Glassdoor Rating? Let’s Get It Fixed!

Now more than ever, current and past employees are taking to review websites like Glassdoor to rate and review their experience in working for their employer. More importantly, potential candidates are going to business rating websites to view how your company measures up to others and read reviews before they
A Person Wearing a Gas Mask to Illustrate a Toxic Workplace - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Firm

How To Avoid A Toxic Work Culture

Even if your company is performing better than last year by the numbers, the signs of a toxic workplace may lie hidden. Like a rotten apple, it may look good on the outside, but rotten at the core. Why does this happen? How can you prevent it? The answer is
A Person On a Paid Time Off Vacation Lounging At The Lake - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruitment Agency

Unlimited Paid Time Off – Is It Right For Your Company?

The idea of unlimited paid time off has become an oft debated topic among leaders of large and small companies alike. It sounds like a crazy idea, right? However, giving adults the autonomy to make their own schedules, work remotely, work within flexible hours, and other ways of adapting their
A Sign That Says We Want You - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Firm

ABR!!! (Always Be Recruiting)

Being proactive is better than being reactive, particularly when it comes to hiring. The best time to be recruiting is all the time, not just when a position becomes vacant. If you wait until someone submits their notice, you are already behind when it comes to filling that position. Especially
A Person Getting Fired - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Firm

Fired! And The Long Road Back – One Individual’s Story

The transition was especially hard for me as I didn’t see it coming. My numbers were good, my boss was happy, my peers were friendly. Everything was going great, except for one thing – fit. The experts will tell you it’s all about fit, and it is. But fit is
A Number Game - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Firm

Recruiting Is Also A Numbers Game

We often talk about the importance of analytics, data, and measuring key performance indicators when it comes to the basics of running a successful business. When it comes to sales, marketing, and operations – measurement is a no-brainer. But, many companies do not measure their hiring and recruiting process at
A Flattened Football - Kathbern Management Toronto Recruiting Firm

Burned Out!

Having a motivated, hardworking team can really make or break your success as a leader (and as an organization). When everyone is positive and working together collaboratively, employees’ goals get met and expectations get exceeded. However, when morale starts to take a hit, things get negatively impacted in a hurry.