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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Business Coaching for High-Potential Leaders

Established leaders face ongoing challenges, especially in an environment of rapid change. To meet these challenges, high-potential leaders need to continually enhance their leadership skills. Through the coaching process they can maximize their potential and pave the way for increased responsibilities and future promotions by:

  • Enhancing awareness of leadership strengths and development opportunities
  • Partnering with the boss in developing the coaching program and obtaining feedback
  • Increasing self-awareness to achieve results in a shifting environment
  • Enhancing the ability to delegate and motivate effectively in a change culture
  • Enhancing the ability to develop fresh approaches to challenging situations

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Use proven coaching techniques to enhance your managerial skills.

The Coach Manager Workshop will provide you with practical coaching applications to enhance your skills as a mentor. The session will be presented by a leading Certified Professional Coach.

  • Learn how great managers are using this approach to raise the productivity of their team.
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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