As we have mentioned before in this series of articles, the design of incentive systems are often undertaken much too quickly and without proper thought being given as to how actual results will be measured against the goals on a consistent basis.
As a Toronto-based head-hunting firm, the majority of our focus is naturally on hiring. Many companies also give a lot of thought to hiring, but drop the ball when it comes to what happens after the new hire signs all of the paperwork. When a new employee joins the company,
From my early days at Xerox (just under a million years ago) to our current experience with many organizations in many industries, we see daily examples of what does and what doesn’t work for recruiting and managing a sales force. At Kathbern Management, a Toronto-based recruiting firm, we help organizations
In our role as a Toronto-based recruiting firm, we deal with compensation as a key element of any search project. An important part of the discussion with potential candidates is the possibility of an incentive above and beyond any salary that may be offered.
Recruiting is a challenging process for everyone involved. Despite all of the testing, all of the interviewing and all of the reference checking (all recommended, mind you), there is still a high degree of subjectivity to the recruiting process and no one gets it right all of the time. There
It’s easy for a leader to assume that they have the respect of their employees simply because they hold the title of executive, boss, or manager. It may surprise most leaders to learn that respect isn’t automatic and that it must be earned just as it does with every other
It seems obvious, but you wouldn’t (couldn’t!!) drive a car with a critical component missing or malfunctioning, yet many companies carry on with sales territories that are either unfilled or occupied by non-performers. The sales function is critical, and some would say the most critical, of a company’s components. As
It might seem obvious to both employees and employers that increasing financial compensation will naturally lead to employees being happier and more committed to their jobs. We all like to earn money, and money can definitely contribute to comfort and satisfaction, but does it actually increase job satisfaction? As a
In our role as a Toronto-based recruiting firm with a goal of assisting organizations in finding the key people they need to be successful, we sometimes take an interesting and quirky journey to meet our clients’ needs. The requirements are often challenging – after all, that is why we are
A new position opens up, and you’re already dreading the process you’ll need to embark upon to fill it. Finding above-average talent can be difficult and time consuming, and attracting the right candidate with the right mix of skills, experience and cultural fit can feel next to impossible. It takes