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Archive for the ‘Recruiting Advice’ Category

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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October 21st, 2014

5 Tips to Make Your Orientations Successful!

5 Tips to Make Your Orientations Successful!

I have worked for companies large and small that seem to struggle with how to effectively provide their new employees with orientations to the company. Here are a few tips that might help toward making the process more successful.

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October 16th, 2014

The Best of Canadian HR and Recruitment Blogs

The Best of Canadian HR and Recruitment Blogs

Canada is pretty great. We have a beautiful landscape, incredible talent, and awesome employers. Unfortunately, when it comes to the internet, Canadians are often overlooked. Googling “best HR blogs”, or “best recruiting advice websites” brings up page after page of top 10’s and curated lists… All of them featuring predominantly American or UK based blogs. Unfortunately, there […]

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October 9th, 2014

5 Tips for Recruiting Canadian Tech Talent

How to recruit Canadian tech talent

The struggle for recruiting top tech talent in Canada is real. And things are about to get even realer. Canada has no shortage of incredible tech startups and companies. Canada based companies like Shopify, Hootsuite, and Wave are a testament to Canadian innovation, yet they face a growing challenge when it comes to hiring. There […]

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September 11th, 2014

Why an Honest Culture is Essential for Growth

Why an Honest Culture is Essential for Growth

Honesty is not always the best policy. This is something that I have learned from spending the last decade with a man who is terrible at little white lies. Having your husband gaze into your eyes and tell you, “That haircut is weird!” or “You look kind of puffy, are you tired?” is no fun. […]

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September 4th, 2014

How to Bring Your Recruiting into the Future

Bring your recruiting into the future

New technologies are changing the rules of the war for talent. Competitors are targeting your candidate pool. On a global scale, with multiple networks, and innovative tactics based on big data. Resistance to adopting these technologies is futile. But, why resist? The future of recruiting is both social and automated, and these two trends will make […]

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