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  • Lessons Learned At The Masters

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine Just a few weeks ago my Dad and I were fortunate to attend our 10th Masters Golf tournament together. It was a lifelong dream to get there, and 10 years ago we were able to make it happen. The experience was so much fun and such a […]

  • Tell the truth or everyone loses

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine Deception always has a cost, and this certainly applies to the hiring and selection of new employees. As a recruiter I’m involved with hundreds of people throughout the year who are actively seeking employment. I also work with a large number of clients who are looking to […]

  • One man’s determined path to success

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine Picture a teenager arriving in Canada in the early 1970s on his own with very limited English, no job prospects and an immediate need to earn a living. Fast-forward 40 years and picture a successful husband, father, grandfather and business owner. That’s the story of my friend […]

  • Advice or confirmation?

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow […]

  • Just Two More Calls

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine What would happen if every day you absolutely resolved to make just two more calls? As a professional recruiter I’m always meeting with people who are looking for new positions. In some cases they are employed. However, often they’re in between positions and seeking a new role. […]

  • Is There a Recipe for Hiring Success?

    OCCASIONALLY I like to cook. When I pull out a favourite recipe or search for one from a great website, I am virtually guaranteed success if I follow it carefully. If only hiring new employees was so straightforward! Unfortunately, even with a highly disciplined process in place, we all know we cannot guarantee hiring success. […]

  • Lessons learned from a valuable supplier

    Originally Published in Materials Management Distribution Magazine When I started Reimer Associates, one of the most important things I needed was a database to support the growth of the business and to function as a useful networking tool for the future. To be clear, my skill set certainly doesn’t include database design or the ability […]

  • My friend the lunatic

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” I’m fortunate to have a lunatic for a friend. His name is Ian Evans and it was his choice to call his book Lunatic, with the subtitle “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Quite a […]

  • Truth – Embrace it for Hiring Success

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine The single biggest reason for a misfire during the hiring process is a lack of honesty during the interview. This applies to both parties: the hiring manager and the potential employee. Let’s face it – both parties are actively putting their best foot forward and this seems […]

  • You Don’t Quit Your Company You Quit Your Boss

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine Quitting the Boss. One thing has become crystal clear throughout my many years in the recruitment profession: people don’t quit their company. No, they quit their boss. It’s almost always personal – a decision based on the specific behaviors of the individual they report to. As a […]

  • Time for a fresh start?

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine It was just a few weeks ago while running on the treadmill at my local gym that I was impressed by what I read on the newest customer’s T-shirt. She was obviously new to the facility as she was receiving her introductory tour with the trainer. Most […]

  • Are You Willing to Fail Faster?

    Originally Published in Materials Management & Distribution Magazine Thomas J. Watson, Sr. headed IBM from 1914 to 1956 as the Chairman and CEO. Under his leadership the company became an international force in business. By any measure he was a hugely successful innovator and leader of people. Few entrepreneurs have more interesting and thought-provoking quotes […]