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What is Topgrading? A Headhunter Explains (video)

What is Topgrading? A Headhunter Explains (video)

October 21st, 2016

Topgrading, developed by Dr. Brandford Smart, is one of the best screening methods on the market. In fact, it’s the go-to technique for some of the top companies in the world, including GE and Microsoft. Click below to hear Sales Headhunter Rhys Metler break down what Topgrading is, and how we at IQ PARTNERS use it to help identify the best candidates for our clients.

2 Hiring Trends to Avoid (& 3 to Adopt)

2 Hiring Trends to Avoid (& 3 to Adopt)

July 16th, 2015

LA-based mobile entertainment company, Scopely, offers the following to new recruits:
$11,000 signing bonus, in bacon wrapped cash
A year supply of beer
A custom made tuxedo
A spear gun

Should I Hire a Headhunter or Just Use HR?

Should I Hire a Headhunter or Just Use HR?

March 12th, 2015

Hiring managers have lots of options when it comes to finding top quality talent. You can leverage your personal network, employee referrals, social media (LinkedIn), online job boards, using HR, and of course… an excellent headhunter.
To help you decide, keep in mind that 2 things will never change:
1) The best candidates are not “looking” for a new career;
2) A poor hire is extremely costly to your organization.
… So you’ll need to invest some resources, whether they be time or money. Here are 3 points to consider when deciding, “should I hire a headhunter or just use HR?”

13 Tough Interview Questions & How to Handle Them

13 Tough Interview Questions & How to Handle Them

October 2nd, 2014

As a headhunter, I screen and interview candidates regularly, so I know first-hand about putting candidates on the spot with difficult questions… and how stressful it can be! The only way to handle tough questions is to be as prepared as possible. In this post I’ve outlined the 13 toughest questions interviewers almost always ask, and provided guidance on how to answer them.

Meet the Headhunter: Rhys Metler, Sales Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Rhys Metler, Sales Recruiter

August 7th, 2014

IQ PARTNERS would like you to get to know some of our recruiters. Each month we ask one of them the same 10 questions about their lives, the headhunting business, and what you should know as a talent seeker or candidate in the current job market. This month, meet Toronto-based Sales Recruiter, Rhys Metler.

6 Tips to Effectively Negotiate Salaries with Top Talent

6 Tips to Effectively Negotiate Salaries with Top Talent

May 29th, 2014

Every hiring manager should be gunning to hire the best in the market while staying within budget. There is nothing worse than investing countless recruitment hours into a top quality candidate and then losing them in the offer negotiation stage. Here are some tips to help you effectively manage the negotiation process.

What Can A Headhunter Do To Improve My Job Search?

What Can A Headhunter Do To Improve My Job Search?

September 13th, 2013

By Rhys Metler, Toronto Sales Recruiter Today’s job market is more competitive than ever. The growing demands of technology and specialization create new challenges for many job seekers.  Job searching is very different than it…

What Can A Headhunter Do For My Business?

What Can A Headhunter Do For My Business?

September 4th, 2013

By Rhys Metler, Toronto Sales Recruiter As our economy becomes more and more specialized, the need for highly skilled, high performance talent is more critical than ever. Today there is a major shortage of candidates…