• You Made A Mistake – Originally Published in Inside Logistics

    More than 30 years ago my friend Bruce got the call from a potential employer: “Thanks very much for coming in, Bruce. We enjoyed the conversation but we decided to move in a different direction.” It happens all the time. Almost every available position has a number of interested applicants and typically there’s only one […]

  • Time For A Career Shift? – Originally Published in Inside Logistics

    I met Mitchell 30 years ago. Little did I know that we would spend our careers working together and become great friends. When we first met I was 27 years old and overseeing operations in a transportation company. Mitchell was 39 and had recently relocated to Toronto after a successful career in the banking industry. […]

  • MISTAKES And how we handle them -Originally Published in Inside Logistics

    On a recent trip I had the privilege of playing golf in Sedona, an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. That particular day I was playing as a single and was matched up with three other golfers. On the first tee I was introduced to Jim, […]

  • Paying it Forward – Originally Published in MM&D

    More than 20 years ago, when I launched Reimer Associates and entered into the recruiting world, I was convinced that my personal contact list and network would be the backbone to business success. There is no question it was very helpful, and along with a keen interest in the recruiting business, gave me the impetus […]

  • Roadblocks to Successful Hiring – Originally Published in MM&D

    As a recruiter I’m involved in the hiring processes of a large number of clients every day. Over the years I’ve been privileged to work with companies who have outstanding hiring practices; I’ve also seen companies that struggle mightily because of poorly planned or cumbersome procedures. People truly are the most important asset a company […]

  • Back in the Saddle – Originally Published in MM&D

    Fifty years ago, when I was six, I had the opportunity to ride a pony at a church picnic in Winnipeg. Within just a few minutes my eyes swelled shut, my nose ran continuously and I sneezed over and over again. I guess you only discover you’re allergic to horses when you sit on one, […]

  • Calling All Salespeople – Originally Published in MM&D

    Calling all salespeople! (In one way or another, that’s all of us) We’re all salespeople. Some of us sell products or services, but even if we are not compensated specifically for the sale per se, we are still involved every day in selling ideas or plans both at work and in our personal lives. Throughout […]

  • Thinking like Winston Churchill – Originally Published in MM&D

    The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Sir Winston Churchill I think it’s fair to say we all enjoy the day when everything comes together neatly—a plan that falls into place, a goal being met, a result that we planned and worked for being realized. But […]

  • Lessons Learned At The Masters – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 great father/son trip that we both decided we […]

  • Tell the truth or everyone loses – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 fill important roles within their companies. It’s my […]

  • One man’s determined path to success – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 and client “J”. J landed in Canada with […]