While most search firms use only one set of diagnostic tools with candidates and clients, we access up to three sets of best-in-class tools. Our toolkit is designed to diagnose and meet the unique needs of each and every client and situation. This includes an intense focus on understanding temperament, defining leadership behaviours, and assessing how candidates behave under pressure. That’s because we agree with psychologist Abraham Maslow when he said...“If the only tool you have is a hammer, one begins to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

If your needs change, so will our tools. Currently we draw diagnostic and psychometric tools from these industry leading, globally validated organizations:

  1. McQuaig Psychometric System

  2. Hogan Development Survey (HDS)

  3. Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (MRG)


We believe so fiercely in our work, that we guarantee it.

If at the end of the search, we have not met or surpassed all of our commitments to you, we will credit back up to 66% of your fee* (conditions apply). That’s our unique Secure Hire™ Guarantee.

In addition, if you engage one of our certified coaches during the first 90 days of on-boarding, we’ll double your placement guarantee from one to two years. Again – an unrivalled benefit that our clients deserve.

How’s that for certainty and true partnering?


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In 2014, we launched the Sharpen Your Axe™ series as a place to explore “hot topics”– and a forum to host and stimulate important conversations in the business community.

These intimate and informal sessions have been curated yearly since our founding, bringing together leaders and entrepreneurs from the likes of Google Canada, PayPal, Tangerine Bank, TELUS, Samsung Canada, League, Indigo, Canadian Tire, and Coca-Cola.

Since that launch, our leadership events have been widely covered by the media, such as Fast Company, Reuters and The Globe and Mail.

Check out our news page for updates on up coming events!