Articles

  • 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 […]

  • Advice or confirmation? – Originally Published in MM&D

    “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 of doubt, what is laid before him.” – Leo […]

  • Just Two More Calls – Originally Published in MM&D

    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. Some who are in the early stages are […]

  • Is There a Recipe for Hiring Success? – Originally Published in MM&D

    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. […]