Hiring Smarter: What Not To Do & How To Improve Your Odds

Friday January 8, 2016, 12noon - 1pm | Milton Education Village Innovation Centre | Partner Lunch & Learn

An interactive presentation + Q&A where you will learn what not to do & how to improve your odds in hiring.

The first part by Rick Stomphorst will touch upon some of the key steps within the hiring process including Hiring Process itself, Job Descriptions, Attracting Candidates, Sourcing, Screening Interviewing, Hiring, and Onboarding.

The second part by Jan G. van der Hoop will cover how to improve your odds at hiring the right candidate. Most of us have been taught to pay really close attention to the information in the résumé when we are screening candidates and trying to decide who to interview (and who to pass on) – where the person went to school, the degrees and certificates they earned along the way, where they’ve worked before and what they did while they are there… heck, we’ve even been conditioned to check spelling and grammar. Yet, nearly 90% of the time, when people don’t work out, the reason for failure has absolutely nothing to do with what they know, where they worked or how well they can spell – it has to do with who they are, deep down inside, and whether they really ‘fit’ here.

Jan will share with you some very practical tips that will help you get behind the résumé and the ‘interview mask’, and give you a real sense of whether you’ll click together. Productively.


Stomphorst Avatar 2014Rick Stomphorst. President of SearchVelocity.ca, providing recruitment services to technology companies, start-ups and recruitment firms to identify and acquire high-value tech staff for their complex staffing requirements. Rick is also a Co-Founder of Silicon Halton. @StompR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jan G. van der Hoop, President of Fit First Technologies Incjan, an on-line, resume-free hiring process company. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Every month the Innovation Centre hosts informal, and free, presentation on a topic of interest to the residents, members and friends of the Centre and the Milton business community. It is being held at the same time as the monthly Silicon Halton Day where Silicon Halton members come to cowork as our guests for the day.  It’s an open-drop in session, and all Milton entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. You bring your lunch, we’ll bring dessert.

Date: Friday January 8, 2016

Time: 12noon - 1 pm

Location: Milton Education Village Innovation Centre. 555 Industrial Drive, Milton. L9T 5E1 [Google Map

Cost: N/A - BYOLunch, desert provided

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