• Lessons learned from a valuable supplier – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 to build a functional and scalable recruitment […]

  • My friend the lunatic – Originally Published in MM&D

    “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 statement when you think about it. For Ian […]

  • Truth – Embrace it for Hiring Success – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 like the logical thing to do. But it’s […]

  • You Don’t Quit Your Company You Quit Your Boss – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 recruiter, I meet with dozens of people every […]

  • Time for a fresh start? – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 gyms are full of a variety of people […]

  • Are You Willing to Fail Faster? – Originally Published in MM&D

    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 attributed to them than Watson. Perhaps his most […]

  • How To Hire Top Quality Candidates: Emerging Trends

    This article is republished with the permission of the author. How To Hire Top Quality Candidates: Emerging Trends By : Julia Kuzeljevich, 2014-10-16 What are the emerging trends in hiring top quality transportation management talent? Ross Reimer, President, Reimer Associates, Inc. devoted an entire session to these during Wednesday’s 2014 Surface Transportation Summit at the Mississauga […]

  • Sometimes the Truth Hurts – Originally Published in MM&D

    Being in the recruitment business for many years, I’ve met with thousands of people who are seeking new employment opportunities. For some, they find a new position in a short period of time. For others, the search can be more time consuming. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t meet with someone who’s having […]

  • There’s Nothing Like Being Plugged In – Originally Published in MM&D

    The other day, I was having lunch with a longtime friend and client. He’s one of three people I contacted for his opinion when I was considering entering the recruitment business. He encouraged me to jump in and asked me to help him find a senior manager in our first meeting. Over the years, he’s […]

  • Taking Care of Your Best People – Originally Published in MM&D

    In my work as a recruiter, I have the unique opportunity to work with dozens of companies in transportation and supply chain. Each has its own distinct culture and many have characteristics that are exceptional. Without question, the most significant driver of success in top-performing companies is the value they place on people and assembling […]

  • What the Ice Storm Taught Me About Networks – Originally Published in MM&D

    I trust you enjoyed a relaxing Christmas and New Year’s break and are looking forward to a healthy and productive year in 2014. Personally, my family and I experienced quite a different Christmas as we lost power to our home for six days because of the ice storm in southern Ontario. The ice storm was a […]