Entries by Tim Masson

Redeeming “The Resume Black Hole”

The number one complaint from job seekers is that after they click “apply”, they feel like their application falls into the “resume black hole”.  Last year, 75% of workers who applied to jobs didn’t hear back from employers. Truthfully, at Ian Martin our performance is consistent with those statistics…  It’s a tough problem to solve: of the 10,000 applications […]

4 Great Recruiting Best Practices from Canada’s Best Workplaces

Hiring the best talent is as tough as it’s ever been, with projections indicating that for the first time in history, the number of younger workers entering the labor market won’t be enough to replace those who are leaving. However, even though talent is scarce, applications seem plentiful once you post a job online. Thanks […]

Measuring How We’re Doing

  NPS – Measuring how we’re doing with our largest group of stakeholders In December 2011 the Ian Martin Group became a certified B Corporation. What’s a B Corporation again? You can read Tim’s post on the topic, but to sum it up, B(enefit) corporations operate the same as traditional corporations but with higher standards […]

Renewing the Foundations

  “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill I love old bricks… My wife, Kate, and I once rented an apartment in Ottawa sight-unseen simply because the landlord professed, “the living room features a beautiful three-story 19th century stonemasonry wall … and […]