Author - Ian Cameron

Calling All Talent Management Thought Leaders!

How does your organization approach talent acquisition and management? Do you standardize your interview questions? Does your company use an ATS? What’s your turnover rate? How do your hiring and...

Happy Holidays From The McQuaig Institute!

As the year winds down, I’d like to take a moment and wish everyone a very happy holiday. Whether you’re a long-time McQuaig client, or you’re just here for the blog posts, we appreciate the time...

How To Implement A 360 Review In 10 Steps

So - you've got yourself a 360 degree feedback tool, and you're ready to start turning your leaders into super-leaders. 360s are the real deal when it comes to leadership development, but just like...

Self-Assess for Success – Because “Strength is Weakness”

When I was an Organizational Development Consultant working with one of Canada’s major banks I came across a senior executive who had an aspect to his personality that I just knew was going to make...

What Michael Phelps Can Teach Us About Hiring

Michael Phelps is in the news again, winning more medals and announcing his retirement (again). He’s now the most decorated Olympian of all time. What an inspiration. And he also has something to...

Would You Hire an Olympic Athlete?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an Olympian? With the Rio Olympics upon us, we decided it might be fun to explore the profile of an Olympic athlete using The McQuaig System and look at...

How to Succeed in HR

We spend a lot of time talking about how to make the right hiring and development decisions for your company, but every now and then you have to stop and ask “what about me?” As a young HR...

How to Build a Strong Executive Search Firm Brand Using Assessments

This post originally appeared on AESC Insights blog The executive search industry generated $11.7 billion in revenue globally in 2014. In the US market alone there are more than 6,000 companies vying...

Survey Says ... The State of Global Recruitment

For the third year in a row we're going out and surveying HR professionals from across the globe about the state to talent recruitment. If you work in HR or recruiting, I really hope you'll add your...

5 Things You Need If You Want to Lead

Two thirds of employees leave their jobs because of their relationship with their manager. Meaning they quit their boss, not their job. On the other hand, effective leadership can create a positive...

How to develop leaders within your company

One major job for HR is to make sure your company is developing the next generation of leaders. Why groom these future leaders? Retaining and developing top talent in-house is less expensive than...

5 Questions to Consider When Coaching (Or Not Coaching) an Employee

As your company develops and evolves, your employees need to as well. That being said, you don’t always have time to develop everyone. And, as you’ve probably figured out, not every employee responds...

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