Operating since December 2015 and officially launching in August 2017, Lakeshore Human Capital Inc. (“LHCI”) has quickly built a reputation among executive search providers for superior client service, comprehensive sector and functional knowledge, and senior partner involvement on every assignment. With tenures at global and boutique firms, LHCI founder and managing partner Mandeep Grewal brings over 17 years of experience in the retained executive search industry.

My Parents Wanted Me to Be a Recruiter…

My parents (mostly my mom) put a huge emphasis on school.  Although neither of them graduated from post-secondary, they both regarded school as the ticket to a better life.  Instead of going out with friends or participating in extracurricular activities, they wanted me (and my siblings) to study, study and then study some more.  They…

The Importance of Networking

As a recruiter, I meet a lot of people.  I meet with clients, potential clients, candidates and those looking for advice on their career.  Other than the last group, it is typically me who is reaching out to these different individuals asking for their time.  Many times, my call or email is ignored – not…

Why Have I Remained in Search?

When I got into recruiting in 2000, I thought I would do it for a couple years and then get a real job. I went to school for business and always aspired to do something in finance. Although I don’t use much of what I learned from all the finance and accounting courses I took in school,…

The Worst Part of My Job As a Recruiter

As an executive recruiter, there are many reasons why I have remained in the business for over 17 years. I have enjoyed the variety and senior level contact that my job provides, the work I have done across Canada and internationally, and the satisfaction I have received from placing executives with clients who have progressed on…

Working With An Executive Recruiter

Throughout my 17-year career as an executive recruiter, I have been asked by clients and candidates how does the process actually work? I’m sure the process differs between recruiters who work on a contingency versus a retained basis. The following is my advice on how to work with a recruiter that is retained (by the hiring company).…