Hiring for Fit: A Key Leadership Skill

By Janet Webb hiring for fit

Janet Webb, President of JW Associates, has studied the personality traits and attributes of successful hires and has developed a system to hire the right fit for any role. The entire process is outlined in her new book Hiring for Fit, published by Business Expert Press, 2020.

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Consulting on Hiring for Fit

When you want to hire the right fit... 

Janet provides consulting expertise to Senior Leaders, Management Teams and HR professionals on the complex topic of “fit”.   
Her knowledge in hiring for Leadership Fit is outlined in "HIRING FOR KEEPS: How to Hire Outstanding Employees Who Fit, Stay and Add to the Bottom Line", selected by Globe & Mail as one of the top 10 Leadership and Management books of 2015.

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Outplacement Programs

When you want transition support... 

We provide a full breadth of support from
on-site termination assistance to an extensive range of outplacement services for individuals in all sectors and at all levels. Our Executive Level outplacement assists Senior Leaders with Market Insight expertise.  

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Management Consulting

When you want best practices...

We provide expertise on a wide range of hiring topics, including Onboarding, Succession Planning, advanced Interviewing Skills, writing compelling Job Postings, preparing comprehensive Job Descriptions and delivering effective Feedback.

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Career Coaching

When you want success...

Our personalized services support every stage of your career including clarifying your goals, finding the right role, maximizing career compensation, planning for your future success and managing transitions. From New Grads to Senior Executives, we can help you reach your goal.

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Business Coaching & CPD

When you want professional development...

Learn new skills to enhance your performance in demanding environments, such as rapid change, growth and transition. Increase your ability to collaborate with leaders who have different personality types and navigate complex organizational structures.

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Our Publications

INTERVIEW TO OFFER – E-BOOK - The Definitive Guide to Establishing Fit and Landing the Job.

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“Thanks so much for all of your effort in finding us the right candidate. It has been a real pleasure working with your company - you certainly know your stuff!"
~ Director HR, Rapidly Growing Retailer

“Working with JW Associates has provided me with the ability to critically assess candidates' resumes. I am able to discern their experience and the representational faithfulness of their resumes. In turn, we are able to conduct a more effective search allowing us to find candidates most suited for the position.”
~ President, Large Investment Company

"In the past we had found it difficult to determine which people would really fit with our company. JW Associates provided us with a practical yet measurable way to select the best people for us."
~ Senior Director, Mining Company

"Thank you for helping us set up our succession planning framework. We now feel confident that we have a great plan in place to keep the company knowledge intact."
~ Director HR, Well-Established Company

“Your Outplacement program helped me to build my confidence and find a new job. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the process.”
~ Senior Manager, Real Estate

"JW Associates helped me identify my most marketable assets, and present them in a way that gave me an edge over other candidates. They provided gentle, tactful and extremely useful one-on-one feedback for interviewing. I felt much more confident and calm during the interviewing process and found a position which is the perfect fit."
~ 2009 Outplacement Client

“Dealing with JW Associates has been a very positive experience. Thank you very much for coaching and preparation work you provided – I found it very helpful in preparing me for the CFO interview.”
~ CFO, Mid-sized Manufacturing Company

“Networking was difficult for me so my career coach and I worked out an approach that I could handle. This revamped approach coupled with my new focused resume presented so well that I got six calls and a job offer!”
~ JB,Toronto

“I had never done Onboarding before... what a difference it has made in my new job! I feel much more comfortable about working with my new boss and am confident that I can continue to make a great impression”
~ 2009 Onboarding Client

“I’ve never seen myself as a natural leader, but now I know that I can aim higher. You really showed me the importance of improving my communication style."
~ Director, Turnaround Manufacturing Company

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