In Celebration of International Women’s Day

More than half of the Keynote team is female. We are proud of that fact. In celebration of International Women’s Day some of us came together for an enlightening discussion.

Why is it important for you to participate in inte…

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7 minutes, 16 seconds reading time

Successful failure - Insights from Derek Baker

Failure focuses the mind and forces companies to consider why they exist, what it is that they offer, and how they are different from their competitors.

Failure is not a topic that most business owners or managers…

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3 minutes, 10 seconds reading time

CEO Leadership Series - Aydin Mirzaee | Keynote Group

When you meet Aydin Mirzaee you immediately feel at ease. Spend any amount of time with him and you’ll notice his positive attitude, his friendliness and how relaxed he is. This proud father of twin toddler girls continues to support the Ottawa st…

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4 minutes, 3 seconds reading time

Twelve Holiday Party DO's

Tis the season for annual holiday lunches, dinners and get togethers at the office or outside of the office. Each year this is always a hot “HR” topic for companies - regardless of their size. What do we do? Who do we invite? Daytime or nighttime…

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2 minutes, 36 seconds reading time

Community Effort

Happy Canada Day weekend!

One of the great things I love about Canada is the strength of community that people across this country have. This quote from one of the articles sums it up for us:

...the power of inclusion an…

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1 minute, 3 seconds reading time

Accountable Recruiters

How about this for a catch phrase of the old guard in recruitment: “We are in the placement business, not the retention business!”

I lost count of how many times we were instructed to say that in my early days as a recruiter. When…

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4 minutes, 17 seconds reading time

Recruitment Gone Wrong

I have to chuckle to myself when I hear recruiters claim they are experts. If that were true, why does our industry suffer from some of the worst employee attrition rates and performance issues out there? I've experienced this first hand working…

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6 minutes, 41 seconds reading time

Introducing Keynote Search and ION Contracting

A new brand, a ‘brand’ new division...and three new websites. Seems like an awful lot of announcements for one title and perhaps we should have milked each part over a series posts, but we are way too excited about what is happening!

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3 minutes, 13 seconds reading time

Are your employees looking elsewhere?

I call it “Turkey Regret’, that feeling we get around the holidays of annoyance and frustration with all the things in your life that aren’t quite right. As we enter the festive period people start reflecting. Maybe they do it to distract themselv…

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3 minutes, 50 seconds reading time

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