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Posts Tagged ‘hiring’

May 27th, 2020

What Are Career Fairs: Are They Worth It?

What Are Career Fairs Are They Worth It

In the realm of professional respect, career fairs are an underdog. Often portrayed as annoying obligations, career fairs may in fact be just what you need to boost your career opportunities, or hire a new star employee, or be yet another disappointment. Read on to find out how career fairs can help or harm you. […]

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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 13th, 2014

How to Succeed with Strategic Recruitment? Never Stop.

How to Succeed with Strategic Recruitment? Never Stop.

Whether it’s getting beyond the silos or just thinking outside the box, we all benefit from stretching our boundaries—both figuratively and sometimes literally speaking. Case in point, I just came back from the Yukon. As an HR consultant and immigration specialist, I travel fairly frequently to present on various business-related topics and, in turn, to […]

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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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August 14th, 2014

How Millennials Work: Why the Key to Managing Millennials is Flexibility

How Millennials Work

Millennials currently make up over one third of the North American workforce. By 2025, 75% of the global labor market will be millennials. This new generation of workers brings with it a shift in the nature of the workplace and in particular, how the workplace is managed. Millennial employees are not all that different from […]

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April 10th, 2014

Are you creating your own skills gap?

Are you creating your own skills gap?

An increasing skill gap in the work force is, of course, mostly due to a greater demand for certain skill sets than the labor market can match. Career Builder’s comprehensive survey of over 2 000 hiring managers suggests another, less obvious, reason. It proposes that many companies are actually adding to this problem with flawed […]

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March 27th, 2014

Recruiters, Sourcers… Headhunters? Oh My!

Recruiters, Sourcers... Headhunters? Oh My!

HR is a profession of many hats. How many hats any individual HR person has to wear is dependent upon the size, structure, and whims of the organization that employs them. This is not so unique to human resources, and can be both a blessing and a curse. What is a little more unique to […]

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March 19th, 2014

Boost Your Hiring Success with this Effective Combination

Boost Your Hiring Success

Referrals bring in the best employees. They have higher retention rates, perform better, and are more likely to fit with your company culture. This is old news… But did you know that all of this can also be said about social recruiting? Recruiters are now reporting that social media comes in just below referrals as […]

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February 20th, 2014

3 Effective Ways to Recruit Millennials

3 Effective Ways to Recruit Millennials

Millennials currently make up around 36% of the workforce, and as the baby boomer population retires in greater numbers, that percentage will just keep getting higher. The shift towards a labor market comprised of younger candidates requires a shift in recruiting strategy. This generation of candidate has very different expectations of their potential employer than […]

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