The Benefits of Outsourcing HR for Tech Start-Ups

By |2022-04-28T12:31:02-06:00May 4th, 2022|Executive Search, HR Consulting|

In the fast-paced and growing tech sector, Human Resources needs to be a key component in your growth strategy. Factors including compensation, employee benefits, employee recruitment, onboarding and other HR processes often need to happen simultaneously as start-ups pursue product launches while rapidly scaling up their teams. As you know, first impression is everything. Taking [...]

Opportunity Knocks: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and the Hiring Process

By |2022-02-04T08:33:30-07:00February 4th, 2022|Executive Search, HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

While there is widespread agreement that diverse, inclusive workplaces are a good thing, the hard reality is that Indigenous people, people of colour, women and all other equity-deserving groups continue to be underrepresented in the workforce. A new Statistics Canada study looked at data on women executives from an intersectional lens and found that disparities by gender [...]

Five Strategies to Optimize Your Application for Remote Roles

By |2022-01-12T13:45:04-07:00December 15th, 2021|Career Transition, Executive Search|

According to research from Statistics Canada, as of January 2021, 32% of Canadian employees worked most of their hours from home – that's compared to just 4% in 2016! The same research also showed that 80% of new remote workers wanted to work at least half of their hours from home once the pandemic is over. So, while [...]

When is a team not a team?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:44-06:00August 29th, 2016|Career Transition, Executive Coaching, Executive Search, HR Consulting, Management Consulting|

I met the executive vice-president of HR of a global firm the other day. He asked me to tell him about Cenera. I told him we were employee-owned, Calgary born and raised, we offer a range of HR services, and that we work as a team. “No you don’t. That’s impossible”, he said. “You’re a [...]

Why Fit Matters – And what you can do about it

By |2021-04-17T04:04:44-06:00August 22nd, 2016|Executive Search|

We just picked up a new executive search for an exploitation engineer. Not because they are hard to find – with all the layoffs in the city I know there are lots of outstanding exploitation engineers out there looking for work. I suspect if you placed an online ad you would get hundreds of applicants. [...]

Executive Search: Our Global Connections

By |2021-04-17T04:04:44-06:00July 7th, 2016|Executive Search, Global Partners|

Cornerstone Group International – Annual Conference – Lima, Peru As many of you know, Cenera is a member of the Cornerstone International Group (CIG), a network of independently owned and operated Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firms just like ours that operate in 66 different locations all over the world. We have over [...]

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Why Consider Volunteering as a Job Search Strategy

By |2021-04-17T04:04:44-06:00December 7th, 2015|Career Transition, Executive Search|

I am guessing that you are reading this post because you are considering what you can do to make your resume, your Linked-In profile and your network move into top gear and give you that competitive edge in a tight job market. So why would you possibly want to take time “away” from job seeking [...]

Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

By |2021-04-17T04:04:45-06:00November 30th, 2015|Career Transition, Executive Search|

Times are tough, no question about it. There are a lot of people looking for work at the moment. And surprisingly a lot of people are finding work. These aren’t the stories you hear on the radio or in the newspaper. I guess nothing sells like doom and gloom. We know from our work with [...]

Minimizing Risk When Hiring For Fit

By |2021-04-17T04:04:47-06:00August 6th, 2013|Executive Search|

With today’s renewed supply of possible candidates, employers are cautious not to make the hiring errors of the past couple of years. Contrary to popular assumptions, many companies are continuing their search for new faces with diverse skill sets and innovative approaches to improve the bottom line. These are companies and industries that are not [...]

Turn, Turn, Turn…

By |2021-04-17T04:04:48-06:00May 21st, 2013|Career Transition, Executive Search|

Blog from our global partner: by Jim Davidson Why do interviews intimidate people so much? The worst that can happen is that the company you are interviewing with will not hire you! If that is the worst that can happen, then how do you make an impression, say the right things and win the job? [...]

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