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Hire Wisdom: 7 Tips to Improve the Recruiter / Hiring Manager Relationship

Hire Wisdom: 7 Tips to Improve the Recruiter / Hiring Manager Relationship

January 16th, 2014

Having trouble with difficult hiring managers or frustrating recruiters? As a financial recruiter of 6 years, I’ve had my share of fantastic and not so great relationships with hiring managers. What I’ve learned is that a successful relationship between a hiring manager and recruiter requires a clear definition of expectations, especially when it comes to strong communication, honesty, transparency, commitment to the partnership, decisiveness, and an understanding of the hiring process.

Get the Job by Asking the Right Questions

Get the Job by Asking the Right Questions

January 16th, 2014

Want to stand out in an interview from a sea of other candidates? Come to the interview prepared with a list of good questions. In a face-to-face interview, asking insightful questions is your opportunity to show how you think and demonstrate your value to the company. Plus it helps you decide if it’s the job you really want. Here are some good ones to get you started.

Hire Wisdom: 5 Tips to Generate More (& Better) Referrals

Hire Wisdom: 5 Tips to Generate More (& Better) Referrals

January 16th, 2014

Unsuccessful hiring is arguably the biggest problem in business today, and getting the upper hand in the war on talent is increasingly challenging. As part of the blog series, Hire Wisdom: The 12 Keys to Successful Hiring, I will dissect Key #2: Generate Referrals. Many of the most successful businesses are built on word-of-mouth, with the most effective referrals coming from trusted and well-informed sources.

IQ PARTNERS In The News: Randy Quarin In The Globe And Mail On LinkedIn & Recruiting

IQ PARTNERS In The News: Randy Quarin In The Globe And Mail On LinkedIn & Recruiting

January 14th, 2014

IQ PARTNERS’ Senior Partner Randy Quarin was recently interviewed by the Globe and Mail for one of their Editors’ Picks on job hunting in the selfie era. The article discusses how the industry has changed and what is currently changing in the recruiting game, such as video interviews and the use of LinkedIn and other social media sites. You can read the full article here:

5 Myths About Engaging a Headhunter

5 Myths About Engaging a Headhunter

January 14th, 2014

Last year, my colleague Carly-Anne Fairlie wrote Top 5 Myths About Headhunters/Recruiters, where she deconstructed popular myths held by job seekers about working with a headhunter. In this blog, I will look at the issue from a client’s point of view, tackling some preconceived notions (some true, some not) about working with headhunters.

7 Goals to Measure a Headhunter By

7 Goals to Measure a Headhunter By

January 14th, 2014

Here at IQ PARTNERS, we believe that the recruitment business can be done better, smarter, and with greater professionalism. In fact, it’s our company motto, and in order to live up to that ideal we have to constantly challenge, measure, and re-evaluate ourselves. We use the following goals to ensure that we are on target to accomplish our mission and provide exceptional value and service to our clients. We encourage you to use these objectives to measure our service and that of any other headhunter.