9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Hiring a Contractor

May 27, 2015

In today’s unpredictable business world, permanent roles are not always suitable for the needs of an organization.  Increasingly, companies are relying on contract or interim employees to augment their teams during periods of organizational change. Sometimes there is foresight to these changes such as busy season or project implementation, but there are also situations where…

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Lessons From The Edge

March 26, 2015

At Conroy Ross Partners, we’re focused on leadership, and recognize that the right person in the right role can make all the difference for an organization. After 20 years in the business, we’ve helped a lot of companies solve their leadership challenges, and have met some incredible people along the way. This year, to celebrate…

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Merger Announcement

September 9, 2014

Conroy Ross Partners is pleased to announce that it has merged with eastern-based firm, Optimum Talent Executive Search. The merger brings together two established executive search organizations and positions the combined company to better serve clients and candidates from offices across Canada. The Conroy Ross Partners team will now include over 80 connected professionals operating…

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“Terrifying Oil Skills Shortage Delays Projects and Raises Risks”

July 25, 2014

Jane Christopherson of The Curzon Partnership Featured in Financial Times article: “Terrifying Oil Skills Shortage Delays Projects and Raises Risks” When Jane Christopherson tries to recruit experienced oil workers, she almost always receives the same reaction. “They say: “I’m getting a bit tired of this. You’re the fourth person I’ve heard from this week,” she…

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Need help?

June 26, 2013

“Need help?” The man standing in front of me was clean, his most notable feature. Everyone else was caked in mud. Stunned, I said “Pardon me?” He said it again, “Do you need help? I have a really large dolly in my truck too.” It sunk in. He was a perfect stranger, offering to help….

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Why you should trust that stranger in finance

March 4, 2013

“Some may think one of the strangest things to do is believe in a stranger, but if not one stranger believed in us, once upon a time, where would we all be today?… someone did it for you.”  – Anne Kreamer Kind of makes you think, right? This statement is borrowed from a great blog…

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The Art of Conversation

February 14, 2013

In all facets of business, success stems from one fluid idea. This idea is lost unless the creator articulates it; and ultimately an idea is useless until it’s shared. As a result, I think conversation is arguably the most important aspect of creating influence in the professional world. Borrowing a phrase from Milton Wright; “To…

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Take What You Need

January 18, 2013

The other night, I read a great book on leadership titled “Turn The Ship Around” by L. David Marquet. Captain Marquet commanded a nuclear-powered submarine called the USS Santa Fe. The crew went from being “worst to first.” The Santa Fe earned awards for being the most improved ship in the Pacific, and most combat-effective…

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ALL ABOARD! Steering the New Employee in the Right Direction

December 13, 2012

I used to wonder what “Onboarding and Orientation” was all about.  What do you mean I need to board a company ship and orient myself into unchartered waters?  I am sure this is exactly how a lot of new employees feel when they first start their new job and are introduced to the Onboarding and…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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