Wine and cheese parties aren’t usually part of the recruitment process when companies hire, but how great would it be if they were?
That was the thinking of Mandy Gilbert, EO Toronto membr and chief executive officer of Toronto-based staffing firm Creative Niche, when she needed to hire a client services manager. The new staffer would need the right skills but, just as important, would have to fit in with the corporate culture. That was crucial for Ms. Gilbert to get right, because early on in her business she rushed the hiring process and made some poor decisions. She didn’t want to make the same mistakes. (more…)