The Best of 2016: Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year

The Best of 2016: Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year

December 30th, 2016

To close out a big year in recruitment, we’re sharing our our Best Of Blogs list from 2016. In these 5 popular posts, our IQ PARTNERS headhunters touch on the year’s hottest topics for hiring managers and job seekers.

IQ PARTNERS named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company for the 5th Time

IQ PARTNERS named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company for the 5th Time

September 15th, 2016

“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!”

3 Ways to Create Compelling Job Titles that Attract the Best Candidates

3 Ways to Create Compelling Job Titles that Attract the Best Candidates

June 28th, 2016

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.

36 Reasons to Work at IQ PARTNERS

36 Reasons to Work at IQ PARTNERS

March 31st, 2016

We had trouble articulating the secret sauce that sets us apart from other recruitment firms, so we asked each of our IQ PARTNERS recruiters why they choose to work here… and got 36 unique answers. Here they are, in no particular order:

Can I Lie Myself Into a Higher Salary? (video)

Can I Lie Myself Into a Higher Salary? (video)

October 27th, 2015

He claimed during one interview that he was making $70,000 when he was actually paid just $45,000 – and secured a $68,000 offer”. That got us thinking… is he right? Can you lie yourself into a job?

IQ PARTNERS named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company

IQ PARTNERS named a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company

September 17th, 2015

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.

Innovative Ways to Attract Talent

Innovative Ways to Attract Talent

May 14th, 2015

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.

The Best Interview Technique There Is

The Best Interview Technique There Is

April 23rd, 2015

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 in the News: Bruce Powell on Recruitment Chemistry & the Key to Finding the Person Who Will Fit Right In

IQ PARTNERS in the News: Bruce Powell on Recruitment Chemistry & the Key to Finding the Person Who Will Fit Right In

June 17th, 2014

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: