World at Work

World at Work

World at Work is a podcast that caters to professionals on both sides of the table, the job seeker and the employer hoping to find the best candidate for a role. Tim Dyck is sharing insights he’s picked up during over a decade of work in the hiring industry. Now, through his firm Best Culture Solutions, he coaches executives through leading teams and recruiting, while teaching job seekers how to interview well and land roles that they love. Creating a winning work culture is at the heart of everything Tim and his team are doing. You’ll learn how to do the same in your organization.


December 5, 2023 18 mins

“I think the world rewards risk takers. Just make sure you're smart about it, and you're mitigating it properly."

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01:04 Entrepreneurship should add value to your passions and professional career.

04:42 Financial preparation is necessary when taking smart risks.

10:15 Mental fitness is important. Surround yours...

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“Just be honest. Explain that this is the right role at this time, and tell them why. If you are interested in being considered for roles in the future, then say that. Say, “this isn't me saying never.”

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02:30 Deciding against promotion when it doesn’t align with personal life.

05:02 Right fit is crucial for success.

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November 21, 2023 15 mins

“People actually appreciate standards if they're there for the right reasons or if it makes you unique or stand out."

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02:59 Including specific questions in job descriptions to weed out applicants

05:08 Filtering job applicants based on qualifications and eligibility.

08:51 Effort can indicate motivation for a ...

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“It’s not that you're doing something wrong. It just may not be the right fit there at that moment."

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[00:05:18] There's nothing wrong with making money, but genuine motivation is important for job satisfaction and self-worth.

[00:09:49] Importance of genuine reasons for pursuing a role and the need to consider whether certain orga...

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"Different ideas are not a bad thing. Where they become a bad thing is when people either avoid them or they deal with them in a way that is not very constructive."

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[00:02:52] Focusing on the mission while respecting others’ opinions.

[00:06:11] Hire motivated leaders that address conflicts constructively and embrace diversity tra...

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October 24, 2023 20 mins

 “This is a great exercise for many reasons, not the least of which is that, people get to learn.  Actually, it has also made me, better at what I do."

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[00:02:49] Time goes quickly when focused on creating.

[00:05:10] Not rehearsing forces me to improve and stay adaptable.

[00:09:02] Remote became prevalent during pandemic, now sh...

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October 17, 2023 22 mins

“Once I knew what the mission and vision were, and how to execute the work, it became a little bit easier to figure out how to welcome people in as employees.”

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[00:01:06] Building a strong culture, customer experience, and leadership vision in business.

[00:06:01] Consolidating tasks and outsourcing work


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October 10, 2023 17 mins

"You should never blindly put out the same post that you had last time. Because when you do that, all you're gonna do is you're gonna be hiring for yesterday, not hiring for tomorrow."

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[00:04:05] Ensure job postings reflect future changes. Include mission/values statement.

[00:08:16] Te...

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October 3, 2023 33 mins

"If you look around your organization and you all look the same, you're missing out. You are missing out a whole bunch of other tools and talents and skills." – Valerie Cockerell

It is not often you hear people talk about the similarites between eadership and motherhood. Until now. Valerie Cockerell brings her wealth of experience as a leader, mother, and author of "Manage Like a Mother." S...

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"If you never feel enough without something, you will never feel enough with it."

At some point we have all heard the age-old question, “is the grass really greener on the other side?” It is often brought up when someone mentions the idea of making a career change. During this episode, Katie and I talk about how to determine if that big change will truly bring fulfillment and happiness.


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"You're better off being decisive and making it happen than you are prolonging things even further."

Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads in your career, knowing deep down that it's time for a change? Recently Katie and I have a conversation diving into our experiences with career shifts, knowing many are held back from change due to fear. Despite our unique career moves, there are three similar and val...

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September 12, 2023 20 mins

When the applicant tracking system chooses a person for you, it's almost like a suggestion. You still have to be the one that makes the conscious decision to choose who you interview. - Tim Dyck

The first time I had to sift through a pile of resumes without the aid of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), I was overwhelmed. Looking at the array of qualifications and experiences was like stari...

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September 5, 2023 16 mins

Don't let a career break define you. Highlight the incredible work you did as a stay at home parent or caregiver, because that's just as important and valuable. - Tim Dyck

Employment gaps happen and they are nothing to be ashamed of. There is no reason to hide your employment gap on your resume. Embrace it and showcase the valuable skills and experiences you gained during that time. It is i...

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August 29, 2023 14 mins

Your colors and graphic design mean that three to five seconds are spent admiring your colors and graphic design, instead of focusing on how you can help the employer. Spend those precious seconds sharing with people how you can help them. - Tim Dyck

Many creatives feel a need to inject creati...

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"Attitude trumps experience every time. Someone who is eager to learn and willing to do what it takes will always outperform someone who relies solely on their past experience." - Tim Dyck

When I think back to the time I first started hiring, I was overwhelmed with the number of applications I'd collect. I definitely didn't have a structured approach to sift through them. By establishing a clear and objective hiring process I drast...

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August 15, 2023 18 mins

Have standards of leadership because people are going to refer your team or refer working for you to other people based on how they feel like they're treated, are they valued, are they equipped. - Tim Dyck

A great f...

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August 8, 2023 15 mins

"Retired people do not have to be there. They want to be there. And they typically apply because they love the product in some way. And so you're going to get that passion to come out every time."

There is not enough conversation about the power of hiring retired employees. Bringing retir...

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August 1, 2023 21 mins

"Treat teens as members of your own family or someone else's family. Remember that you're talking to somebody's son or daughter, regardless of their age." - Tim Dyck

Hiring teenagers for entry-level positions is a great way to bring fresh perspectives to an organization. When handled with care and given the right guidance, their raw energy can be harnessed into a powerful force for a business. Their self-motivation and eagerness to...

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I want to hear your voice and amplify what you're doing. We have the opportunity to shift the narrative internally and create a culture of trust, where everyone's opinions are valued and heard. - Tim Dyck

There is so much to celebrate when you get a promotion that it is easy to overlook one bi...

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"Your career is not over. It will be true if you want it to be true, if you let yourself keep thinking that. But it's not true."

It can be challenging navigating how to address being let go from a job. While there may be new opportunities or the chance to explore an entirely new industry, many people find themselves hesitating to take action on them out of fear of what people will ask them about their previous role.  During this ep...

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