“We set out to be a growth company from the beginning so we’re pretty proud of this honour” said Bruce Powell, Managing Partner. “Not only that, the challenge keeps getting bigger as each year so as a company it keeps us on our toes. We’re hoping to be back again next year!”
Kevin Walker, Director of Employee Insights at Indeed.com shared a great example of just that. He explains, “A company was advertising a position using the title ‘Marketing Coordinator 3’”, a vague title that could really mean anything. “By changing the title to ‘Marketing Event Coordinator’, the number of candidates that looked at the full job posting increased 300% for the organic listing, and 1000% on the sponsored listing”, said Walker.
IQ PARTNERS is proud to be named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company by Canadian Business and PROFIT for the fourth time. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
It is no secret that competition for the best talent has never been fiercer. Innovative companies are going to greater lengths than ever to attract and retain the best of the best, so how do you keep up? In this blog I’ll break down where to start with your talent acquisition plan and how companies are thinking outside the box to attract the very best in the market.
So you’re looking to hire a new team member. You (or your HR department) have screened candidates and identified the top players in the industry, and now it’s time to interview. Your mind may drift toward strategies you’ve used in the past, or what you remember from being interviewed: “What are your top 3 strengths and weaknesses” or “tell me about a time…”
Stop. There’s a better way.
IQ PARTNERS’ Founding Partner, Bruce Powell, was recently interviewed by the Financial Post for an article on culture fit in hiring. The article discusses the importance of hiring for culture fit and some tips and strategies that top companies are using. You can read the full article here: