Developing Advanced Screening Skills

Leaders can optimize their success by applying advanced screening and interviewing skills to avoid costly hiring mistakes. JW Associates provides practical, time-saving expertise on the key skills needed to build great teams, including:

  • Precise pre-screening to increase hiring efficiency
  • Structuring an interview effectively
  • Asking questions that reveal fit
  • Interpreting "red flags" in context
  • Making confident hiring decisions

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Keeping Your Top Performers

Your strongest performers always have options. Losing and replacing them is costly and time consuming. From our insight into retention from the both employees' and employers' perspectives, we have developed key insights to protect your investment, including:

  • Establishing effective feedback and mentoring
  • Maintaining and enhancing employee fit over the long-term
  • Building an evolving long-term development plan
  • Implementing customized professional development
  • Maintaining employee engagement if there are no promotion possibilities

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Hiring for Succession Planning

Replacing a key executive at short notice can be both difficult and disruptive, so it pays to plan for succession well in advance. We work with our clients to safeguard their bottom line by bringing a comprehensive, fit-based approach to succession planning, including:

  • Planning considerations for orderly succession planning
  • Anticipating important timelines
  • Applying our proprietary Trait Alignment Protocol to succession challenges
  • Promoting internally versus hiring externally
  • Ensuring long-term fit for succession

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Hiring Successfully by Measuring Fit

Many organizations strive to improve their hiring success to reduce underperformance and high turnover. We can provide the key – the expertise needed to establish, maintain and enhance fit, including:

  • Identifying the elements of fit for hiring success
  • Distinguishing fit requirements of different roles
  • Using our proprietary TRAIT ALIGNMENT PROTOCOL for assessing fit
  • Avoiding an over-reliance on instinct in screening for fit
  • Understanding, assessing and fostering the traits needed for senior roles

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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