She has your common sense and drive for achieving results, and her mother’s sound judgment about people. But is she the right candidate to lead your business to future prosperity? He has worked with you for years, sticking with you through tough times and contributing to your successes. But does he have the right experience to take over the reins?
They are the newest generation to enter the labour market, yet they already have clear ideas about what they expect from you as an employer. They are in high demand, so if you can’t meet their needs, they’ll find someone who can. And, with boomers beginning to retire, they will play a pivotal role in the continued success of your organization.
Last spring at our national executive search conference in Calgary, I heard senior HR professionals saying, ‘In this town, if you hesitate in hiring talent, you’re dead.’ As an employer, you may think, ‘That’s red-hot Calgary’s problem. Things are different in Atlantic Canada.’ But this is a warning you should heed.
Ethics in business is really no different than ethics in life – ethics are the fundamental building blocks to an organization. Ethical and value-based organizations recruit great people and keep great people to build longevity and have long-term success.
I came into the recruiting business almost 25 years ago. When I look back at the attributes we thought were important then, it is almost humorous when compared to today. Let me give you some examples.