• 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. […]

  • 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 […]