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Archive for the ‘Recruiting Advice’ Category

October 24th, 2016

How Pets Improve the Office Environment

How Pets Improve the Office Environment

Taking a moment to de-stress while on the job is sometimes an incredibly important thing to do. More and more companies doing everything they can to squeeze out productivity from their employees. This prevalent culture of pedal to the metal productivity is creating a stressed workforce. Many companies however, are beginning to understand that helping […]

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October 14th, 2016

Types of Content that Can Enhance Your Social Media Efforts

Types of Content that Can Enhance Your Social Media Efforts

The most efficient way to enhance social media efforts is to develop a solid social media strategy. Every serious content marketer has a social media strategy template he or she can refer to in order to keep their goals in check. Finding your content niche that forms the best connection with your audience should be […]

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August 25th, 2016

The Ultimate Linkedin Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Ultimate Linkedin Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock it’s quite obvious that Linkedin is the number one place to be seen online if you are looking for a new career or job opportunities. For example, did you know that a fully optimised Linkedin account is 40 times more likely to get job offers?! With this in […]

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July 28th, 2016

3 Surprising Reasons Why Big Companies Move Towards Blind Recruiting (and Why You Should Too)

3 Surprising Reasons Why Big Companies Move Towards Blind Recruiting (and Why You Should Too)

At first, you may dismiss blind recruiting as a gimmick. It sounds a lot like the process used to select candidates on reality TV shows. However – you shouldn’t be so quick to write off blind recruiting – you may just be blind to its advantages. The hiring process is, by and large, affected by […]

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July 21st, 2016

Increase in Mobile Job Seeking and Hiring Trends

Increase in Mobile Job Seeking and Hiring Trends

It is a well-known fact that mobile usage has been increasing year after year. ComScore reports that mobile now represents more than 65% of digital media time, and people are moving away from traditional desktops. Some industries though, like the hospitality industry, have been slow to make the change. Restaurant employers historically found talent either through word-of- mouth […]

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October 6th, 2015

Short Staffed? There’s an App for That

Short Staffed? There's an App for That

Whether you are managing employees, looking to hire or still trying to get your head around complex employment laws, as an HR manager, the hiring process can overwhelm even the most organized of us… Short staffed? There’s an app for that Here we review 10 HR apps for transforming stressed managers into weapon-savvy productivity ninjas […]

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December 4th, 2014

Focus on Employer Brand to Reach BC Talent

Focus on Employer Brand to Reach BC Talent

Focus on Employer Brand to Reach BC Talent Companies are upping their investment in employer branding for 2015. This surge is influenced by an increasingly competitive labour market and growing evidence for the effectiveness of branding to hire. Evidence such as that found by the Talent Trends 2014 report, that asked 18,000 fully-employed professionals across […]

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November 27th, 2014

The True Cost of Employee Turnover Depends on Who You Lose

The True Cost of Employee Turnover Depends on Who You Lose

Retention is often discussed in sweeping terms. We all know that high turnover is costly to an organization’s productivity, morale, and bottom line. In fact, I could easily fill an entire book with stats about the average cost of replacing an employee! but as retention costs vary significantly from industry to industry and business to business averages […]

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November 20th, 2014

Writing Interview Invitations & Templates

Writing Interview Invitations

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the candidates applying for your job postings, well… They are also applying for jobs at other organizations! Okay, so you probably know that already. Just because a job seeker applies for a position with your company, doesn’t mean that you’ve got dibs on them, it […]

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November 6th, 2014

Survey Says Recruit: Job Seeker Data and What it Means for You

Survey Says Recruit: Job Seeker Data and What it Means for You

With the ever growing wealth of data available to us, it is no surprise that the future of hiring is data driven. Data driven hiring is a powerful concept, but it can be extremely difficult to actualize. Having access to massive amounts of data can work against employers and recruiters by making it increasingly difficult […]

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