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How to Recover from a Bad Interview

No matter how qualified you are for a job or how much you truly think you'd be a good fit for the position, sometimes the interview just doesn't go your way. For bad interviews, quickly correcting the mistakes can wash that bad taste out of your interviewer's mouth and allow you to be re-considered [...]

Caring for Your Employees

Valentine's Day is a time to talk about showing love and appreciation for those around us. Typically we focus on our personal relationships, but what are you doing as an employer to show your staff that they are valued and that the company cares? Wellness Does your organization have a formal wellness program? If so, [...]

On the Hunt: Why Companies Hire Recruiters

Danielle Bragge, our Vice President and Co-Founder, was recently included in an article in Business in Edmonton about head hunting, along with Lori Schmidt and Tom Lieu from GO Productivity, one of our close partners. "Head hunting" is the practice of professionally recruiting an employee. Recruitment agencies like The Headhunters specialize in connecting employers and employees [...]

5 Ways to Build Leadership Presence

The Headhunters hosted a webinar with guest speaker Lisa Martin on the topic of building leadership presence. Lisa discussed five ways to unleash your leadership confidence, influence and performance. WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING We learned a lot from Lisa during this webinar! Here are some of the key take-aways: People who possess leadership presence [...]

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Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

The Headhunters hosted a webinar with guest speaker Nicole McCabe on the topic of diversity and inclusion. Nicole brought excellent insight on this topic, drawing on her successes in her recent role as SAP’s Global Head of Gender Equality and her leadership of the largest EDGE certification project. VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING & SLIDES We [...]

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Using LinkedIn to Stay Connected to the Job Market

Whether you’re seeking your next great employment adventure or happily employed but keeping an eye on the market for future opportunities, we cannot stress enough how important your LinkedIn profile is! LinkedIn is the largest professional network on the internet, with over 500 million members globally1 and over 12 million in Canada.2 While it might seem [...]

Avoiding Unconscious Bias When Hiring

Danielle Bragge, our Vice President and Co-Founder, was recently included in an article by TalentClick about unconscious bias—specifically, how it impacts the recruitment process and how to avoid it. Unconscious bias is our deep-seated prejudice about others. It can be positive or negative, influencing our everyday decisions, usually without us realizing it. As Danielle [...]

How to Invest in Your People to Drive Productivity

Join us for our next free webinar for employers!  May 24: How to Invest in Your People to Drive Productivity Please join us as we learn from Lori Schmidt, CEO of GO Productivity, as she discusses how to grow and optimize your business through better utilization of people and resources, including: What is productivity? How does investing [...]

How to Terminate Employees: The Do’s and Don’ts

The Headhunters is pleased to announce the fourth webinar in our Employer Webinar Series! April 26: How to Terminate Employees: The Do’s and Don’ts Please join us as we learn from Dr. Howie Outerbridge, Vice President Client Solutions of Logan HR, as he discusses how to plan a termination meeting, including concrete suggestions on timing, messaging and logistical do’s [...]

How to Tap Into Free Money with Business Grants

The Headhunters is pleased to announce the third webinar in our Employer Webinar Series! March 29: How to Tap Into Free Money with Business Grants Please join us as we learn from Stephanie Sang, CEO of Granted Consulting, as she discusses how to develop an effective grant strategy for your business and how to be successful in applying for [...]

Reduce Stress & Improve Employee Wellness with Mindfulness

The Headhunters is excited to introduce the second webinar in our new Employer Webinar Series! February 15: How to Reduce Stress & Improve Employee Wellness with Mindfulness Please join us as we learn from MindWell-U’s Co-Founder & Chief Training Officer, Dr. Geoff Soloway, as he explains what mindfulness is, the impact it has on employee stress, resilience, health and performance [...]

Webinars for a Safe & Happy Workplace in 2017

TempsAhead & The Headhunters are excited to introduce a new webinar series starting this year. We've partnered up with organizations who are experts in their fields to bring you top-notch, free advice! If you are an HR professional, hiring manager or just interested in great tips for your workplace, please join us for one of our free [...]

Webinars for a Safe & Happy Workplace in 2017

The Headhunters is excited to introduce a new webinar series starting this year. We've partnered up with organizations who are experts in their fields to bring you top-notch, free advice! If you are an HR professional, hiring manager or just interested in great tips for your workplace, please join us for one of our free upcoming webinars: [...]

Happy Holidays from TempsAhead & The Headhunters

As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to wish all of our clients, candidates and partners warmth and happiness this holiday season. From all of us at TempsAhead and The Headhunters, thank you for your support and collaboration and we hope your new year is filled with success! Our offices will be closed [...]

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Happy Holidays from The Headhunters & TempsAhead

As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to wish all of our clients, candidates and partners warmth and happiness this holiday season. From all of us at The Headhunters and TempsAhead, thank you for your support and collaboration and we hope your new year is filled with success! Our offices will be closed [...]

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Alleviate Holiday & Year-End Stress with Temporary Staff

It's no secret that business gets busy during the holiday season, and that year end can be a stressful time! Temporary staffing is a great option when your team needs a little extra support for certain pockets of the year. 1) Free up your permanent staff to focus on core business activities A temporary staff member will [...]

The Headhunters Vancouver Staff Volunteer at Covenant House

On November 29, Dave, Allison, Jen, Jonathan, Ann and Laurel from The Headhunters & TempsAhead office in Vancouver got into the holiday spirit and gave back to their community! The group spent the evening at Covenant House sorting donations to help young people in need. 'Giving' is a core value at The Headhunters and TempsAhead. We [...]

Winter Interviews

It won’t be much longer before autumn in the Canadian prairies will come to an inevitable blizzardy close, and we will don our down-filled parkas and woolly accessories. While we love a cozy mitten/toque/scarf set as much as the next person, continental climates pose unique challenges when it comes to job interviews in the winter months. Here [...]

BCBusiness Interview: Why Fit Matters When Hiring—And How to Spot It

Cam Macmillan, our President and Co-Founder, was recently interviewed by BCBusiness about the importance of fit between an employer and employee. Cam's advice includes: Understand what traits you are seeking and use a robust tool like our Workstyle and Performance Profile (WPP) to assess work style and increase the likelihood of hiring high performers who can help [...]

Hope For Canada’s Economy In 2016-2017

Hope For Canada’s Economy In 2016-2017 Week by week, Canadian business owners have had a tumultuous 2015. Between the federal election, oil price roller-coasters, and foreign economies impacting our own, Canada's performance can seem to get lost in these ‘big picture’ narratives. Thankfully, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a report recently that breaks [...]

New Year, New Ideas For Onboarding + FREE Onboarding Guide

Research suggests that within six months, four-fifths of new hires will decide whether or not they will stick with an employer. By implementing some new onboarding techniques, you can make significant gains on these unwanted statistics [...]

Happy Holidays From The Headhunters & TempsAhead

As 2015 draws to a close, we would like to thank you all for being part of a very memorable year. We are so thankful for the support of all of our partners and feel very fortunate to work with so many exceptional candidates and clients.

Etiquette Tips For Foreign Workers In Canada

Etiquette Tips For Foreign Workers In Canada Canadians are famously polite. For a new citizen, permanent resident, or skilled foreign worker in Canada, this is not always a good thing.  You see, some Canadians are too polite to tell a foreign worker that they have made a misstep in the workplace. That’s why we are happy [...]

Body Language To Improve Your Interviews

Body Language To Improve Your Interviews Award-winning author, James Borg, maintains that the most accurate way to gauge feelings, attitudes and emotions is through analysis of body language. So, to convince people—especially people we are meeting for the first time—that what we are saying is really true, we cannot allow our body language to devalue [...]

Three Ways To Enhance Your Job Search Ettiquette

Three Ways To Enhance Your Job Search Ettiquette While setbacks in the final round of interviews are gut-wrenching, the recruiter or hiring manager, when asked, will likely tell you where you could improve in the future. Such feedback, however, is a benefit of making it to the interview stage. But what about improving the earlier stages of your [...]

Fit Employees: A Perfect Fit For Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fit Employees: A Perfect Fit For Productivity It is a generally accepted truth that employees who look after themselves are good for business. People who eat sensibly, don’t smoke, and exercise regularly are less likely to miss work due to health problems. In fact, employees who engage in regular exercise at work may actually [...]

Trick or Treat? Employees’ Halloween Celebrations Gone Wrong

Halloween has the potential to be the perfect bridge between summer and Christmas workplace festivities. Candy, decorations and silly costumes! What more could you ask for to lighten the mood around the office? Well, for a few misguided individuals, the traditional approach wasn’t enough and they found themselves in serious trouble in the workplace… [...]

How to Close the Skills Gap with Employee Cross-Training

How to Close the Skills Gap with Employee Cross-Training If you are a business owner who struggles to replace outgoing employees because your candidate pool falls short of the required skills, you have a very Canadian problem. In recent years, this “skills gap” has been a hot topic, not least during the federal election. Among [...]

From Our President: A Shout Out To My Business Partner

I'm so proud of my business partner, Danielle Bragge, that I wanted to share the news about the incredible work she is doing in Nicaragua. Currently Danielle is leading a group of fifteen ladies to work with an orphanage in one of the poorest places within the country. Danielle and her team, including Recruitment [...]

Canada’s Human Resources Innovators

Canada’s Human Resources Innovators At The HeadHunters we dedicate ourselves to finding candidates that fit our clients’ culture as well as the job descriptions they are hiring for. While our specialty is recruitment, we are often impressed when other Canadian companies think outside of the box to innovate their HR processes. Inspired by Great Place [...]

As Canadians We Have Plenty To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

"In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity and mutual respect." - Bill ClintonWhat a wonderful quote to usher in Canadian Thanksgiving, encapsulating a self-image that many Canadians embrace. These words are Bill [...]

Top Stories of the Week

Top Stories of the Week Here is what happened in the world of hiring and business this week: Sweden has revealed it is pushing forward with plans to implement a standard 6-hour work day. Some companies across the country have already started the practice & say it works. The  Friday beer fridge is about much more [...]

The 10 Job Skills You Will Need In 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The job market is evolving at a rapid pace. Literally overnight some jobs are becoming redundant, while new industries are being born. Across the world technology, globalization and shifting demographics are having a profound impact on the kinds of jobs available. Consequently new skills are required for the emerging vocations.   The below infographic from [...]

How To Ensure Remote Workers Are Valued and Connected

Research published in a 2012 MIT Sloan Management Review article indicates that companies with remote workers usually benefit from the set-up, while the actual telecommuters often draw the proverbial short straw. Indeed, companies reduce real estate costs significantly by allowing staff to telecommute; and the diminished headcount in-house allows managers to focus on those employees [...]

How to Manage Career Development Action Plans

Work-life balance, salary, and culture all contribute to the retention of your top employees. But at some point, as many careerists will tell you, ambition may tempt your most talented assets to search elsewhere when internal opportunities run dry. At such times, career development action plans (CDAPs) are a useful way to channel employees’ ambitions [...]

Techniques To Help You Manage Workplace Stress

    Stress affects job performance. The odd stockbroker or Formula One driver might say that they thrive on it, but for most people stress is exhausting. Typically when people get stressed they find less pleasure in their work. Furthermore, Sun Life Insurance reports that stress is a major contributor to employee absenteeism. Clearly, no-one benefits when [...]

Company Values In Action

As a values based organized we are incredibly passionate about running our business by them, using them as a compass to make decisions and infusing them in our everyday actions to create our culture. We love to hear stories about other companies operating with this same ethos as they inspire us and remind us of the [...]

A 3-Step Process To Keep Your Technological Skills Up To Date

  Technology, especially business software, evolves quickly and dramatically. In just a few years we have seen applications such as Dropbox, Google Docs and Skype for Business become essential to many industries. What is more, in 2013 some of the world’s most familiar software programs such as the Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative suites, implemented cloud-based systems [...]

How To Gather Feedback From An Exiting Employee

Traditionally known as an exit interview, the process of gathering feedback from a departing employee has evolved to also include written surveys and unstructured conversations. Regardless of the format you choose, the knowledge you acquire from the process can be used to improve your business and ultimately increase employee retention. Furthermore, by tracking the data over time you [...]

A step-by-step roadmap to create an employee wellness plan

A recent report on the health of Canadian employees confirmed that workplace wellness programs are associated with significant bottom line benefits: 11% higher revenue per employee 1.8 fewer days absent per employee per year For every $1.00 spent on wellness programs, medical costs fall by about $3.27 and absenteeism costs fall about $2.73 With statistics such as these, and the [...]

10 Ways to Improve Your Employee Experience [INFOGRAPHIC]

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” - Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup Most leaders agree that investing in your employees is key to achieving long-term success. We often talk about employee engagement and employee experience, but what does that mean in practical terms? This infographic from BrilliantInk walks through 10 ways you [...]

Five Phone Interview Tips for Employers

When first starting the hiring process, employers typically review resumes, create a shortlist and contact applicants for interviews. It seems like an extra step, but a valuable method for expediting the process is through initial phone interviews with promising applicants. This preliminary screen by phone gives employers the opportunity to distinguish better qualified candidates and save time later on [...]

9 Resolutions for 9 of 2015’s Biggest Workplace Trends

As an HR professional, 2015 is going to be a continually evolving landscape. To help you succeed in the year ahead, CareerBuilder have released their 9 Resolutions for 9 of 2015's Biggest Workplace Trends (full report below). Among the top trends, technology and employer brand feature heavily in the changing landscape. Below is a quick snapshot at [...]

Ask A Recruiter: How to Get Promoted

An eager employee asks how to get promoted - I have been at my job for 18 months and have always been a hard-working team member and received good performance reviews. I work for a fairly large organization and it's not uncommon to receive promotions after only a year or so but my manager hasn't mentioned anything to me [...]

Millennials at Work: What They Really Think

With millennials soon poised to make up the majority of the workforce, Bentley University conducted a study into how millennials approach work. They polled more than 1,000 U.S. individuals aged 18 to 34 and their findings both reinforced and challenged some of the popular stereotypes associated with this generation.  Key Highlights from Study Findings Below are some of [...]

Why it’s Essential for Companies to Embrace Mobile Recruiting

With more and more individuals incorporating mobile technology into their day-to-day lives, there has become a constant need for online services to adapt to mobile consumption trends. Aside from entertainment, and social media sites, there has been a slower adoption rate among businesses to understand the importance of mobile recruiting.   The State of Mobile Recruiting [...]

Join Us at the 2014 Productivity Summit

The Headhunters and TempsAhead are proud to be sponsors for the upcoming 2014 Productivity Summit by Productivity Alberta. The Productivity Summit is the first in what will be an annual event by Productivity Alberta, providing industry and organizations from across Alberta and Western Canada the information and inspiration they need to continue building on their productivity improvement performance. [...]

Danielle Bragge: EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Finalist

We are so excited to be cheering on our very own Danielle Bragge, Co-Founder of The Headhunters and TempsAhead, as she joins 33 fellow entrepreneurs at tomorrow nights' EY Entrepreneur of the YearTM 2014 Prairies Award. Danielle has long been a very active business and community leader; previously being named one of the Top 100 Women in Business in Edmonton and nominated [...]

11 Incredible Reasons Why Having Friends At Work Is Important (INFOGRAPHIC)

Having office buddies not only makes work more fun but it affects your bottom line as well! When coworkers get along not only is morale boosted, but engagement increases and retention is higher. This fun infographic from Officevibe shares 11 incredible stats that prove that having friends at work is great for business! KEY TAKEAWAYS: 70% of employees [...]

How to Look Past a Candidate’s Interview Skills to Find the Best Fit

Over the last two years, the global economy has started to bounce back from a recessive period. While the Canadian employment rate hasn't hit pre-recession rates yet, things are headed in a decidedly upward direction. That being said, the realities of a down-on-your-luck job market have left behind some lingering side effects, most notably, a [...]

Ask A Recruiter: How to hold onto top candidates in a “hot” market

Over the past few months the TempsAhead team have been seeing a big shift in the market. With the unemployment rate decreasing, more and more quality candidates are being snapped up at a much quicker speed. In temporary recruitment, mere minutes of delay can mean losing your top choices to competitors. But it’s not just temporary [...]

The Math of Sales Recruiting

Do recruiting services seem too expensive for your budgets? My first question to you would be: What is the average length of time that it takes you to fill your vacancies? I do work with a few accountants who have lead multi-national corporations to unprecedented growth and shareholder value.  They will attest to the fact [...]

Why You Need a Razor Sharp Talent Acquisition Strategy

Talent acquisition is a complex process; it’s never just about filling open positions. Organizations that employ it as a strategic endeavor scrutinize every element of talent at their disposal and are better placed to identify and address skill shortages enabling them to meet growth objectives. They integrate the pre-hire stages of an employee life-cycle, right [...]

Screen for Employee Retention Potential During a Candidate Interview

Employee retention isn’t just about incentives and benefits; reducing turnover goes way back to the hiring stage.  Hiring the wrong employee is costly.  The expenses involved in replacing a new employee are, on average, approximately one-third of their yearly salary.  Replacing senior level employees increases the costs significantly, while replacing a CEO could cost millions.  [...]

How to Make the Most of Social Recruiting

Undoubtedly, social media has become one of the most fascinating phenomena of the century. Social media has touched practically all facets of life from marketing down to employment. According to a 2013 Jobville Social Recruiting survey, an astounding 94% of recruiters already use or plan to use social media in their marketing efforts. Even more impressive, [...]

Different Types of Recruiters in Vancouver You’re Likely to Encounter

One morning your phone rings and the caller says they are a recruiter with an exciting job opportunity that you might be interested in. Fantastic! But did they just mention that they are a certain type of recruiter? Perhaps you’ve never considered that they can be different? Well, there are about five types of recruiters [...]

Why Talent Assessment is a Crucial Part of the Hiring Process

The hiring process involves a series of steps designed to screen out unsuitable applicants and choose the best candidate for the job. A growing number of companies are utilizing talent assessment, also called pre-employment assessment, to determine whether or not an applicant is a good fit for the job. These assessments help predict a candidate's [...]

The Headhunters Co-Founder Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

We’re proud to announce that Danielle Bragge, Co-Founder of The Headhunters Recruitment Inc, has been selected as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the YearTM 2014 Prairies Award.   Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 21st year of honouring the country's most [...]

How Your Social Media Profile Can Impact Your Job Search

When you are looking for a job, you make sure everything is perfect to impress future employers. For example, your resume is perfect, your references are on speed dial and you've even picked the outfit. Unfortunately, what you may not realize is that the personal things you enjoy doing may have unintended consequences. One Facebook post, a [...]

5 Organizational Change Management Tips

Change is a fact of life and an essential part of doing business. In today's fast moving and highly competitive environment, the only way businesses can remain profitable is by changing to adapt to emerging realities. Organizational change management involves careful planning and implementation after thorough consultation with, and involvement of, the people directly or [...]

How to Find the Right Fit for Your Corporate Culture

What are the qualities that you want in a candidate when looking to fill a position in your organization? Normally educational qualifications and work experience rank top of the list. And then you want someone who is willing, committed, honest and passionate about their work. During the interview, every candidate tries to project the message that [...]

What You Need to Know About Recruitment Agencies in Canada

Recruitment agencies can have different roles in different countries. In this post, we’ll be breaking down what you need to know about working with recruitment agencies in Canada – from what fees apply, to what service they provide.   Employment agencies exist for three main purposes: Assist employers with recruiting fitting employees. Match job seekers [...]

Ask A Recruiter: Are you neglecting your brand when dealing with temporary and contract employees?

In this week’s Ask A Recruiter, we tackle a hidden brand killer that most companies overlook: how you train and treat your temporary and contract employees.   We asked TempsAhead Manager, Ioana Bucsa, to explain why failing to explain your brand to temporary employees and treat them like your regular permanent team, can hurt your business [...]

Your Guide to the Selection Process for Recruitment

Welcome to your back-to-basics guide to the recruitment selection process! In recruitment, selection is the process of identifying the right applicant to fill an open position. It involves filtering though candidates who are a good fit and rejecting those who aren’t. During the process, useful information about the applicant is collected (usually in a series [...]

Key Takeaways from the Winnipeg Leadership Panel

Yesterday, we hosted our Leaders Breakfast Panel: Leadership for the Future in Winnipeg. It was a inspiring way to kick off the day with a full crowd in attendance. Our speakers – Mariette Mulaire, Marc Albert, Michelle Manary and Stephen Race – all participated in a thoughtful discussion about leadership with some very valuable insights. [...]

No Degree? Some Jobs to Consider..

The Headhunters President, Cam Macmillan, was quoted in today's Financial Post article discussing job prospects for people without degrees.   EXCERPT BELOW -    Getting a university education usually translates into a higher paying job. But if you don’t have a degree, don’t despair. According to a recent study by Adzuna.ca, a job search engine, a [...]

Top 10 Overused LinkedIn Profile Buzzwords of 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Creative has been overthrown, there's a new king buzzword in town! After two years at the top, LinkedIn users are still using "creative" a lot on their profiles but not nearly as much as they are using the word "responsible". LinkedIn's annual buzzword study looks at the profiles of some of their 259 million members [...]

Quick and Crucial Health Tips for the Office [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here in our office, healthy living is a big part of our culture. So much so that it's actually one of the four core pillars of our company - Business, Charity, Family, Health. Giving priority to employee's overall health and well-being not only provides great social benefits, it affects your bottom line too. Healthy employees [...]

Top Stories of the Week

Here's what happened in the world of hiring and employment this week: Planning on a long-term career in social media? Doubtful. A study by Workopolis shows social media jobs will become obsolete in 10 years. New research suggests that posting your religion online could cost you that job. INSEAD’s new Global Talent Competitiveness Index provides an [...]

4 Holiday Hiring Secrets

I want to share a secret with you: the holiday period is the perfect time to poach talent from your competitors. Perhaps that’s not really keeping with the festive spirit of this time of year, but it makes great business sense. Let me share why…   1. Top performers are more open to headhunting calls  We’ve [...]

Recommended Reads for Leadership

In our recent Leadership for the Future breakfast panel in Edmonton, our audience were keen to know what leadership books our panelists recommend.   So, without further ado, here is the leadership reading list recommended by our panel of experts – Monica Norminton, Lori Schmidt, Robert Huizinga, Chris Hayman and Stephen Race. Please share any [...]

Top Stories of the Week

Here's what happened in the world of hiring and employment this week: It was a rough week for Blackberry who announced on Tuesday they were laying off staff in Waterloo, and then on Thursday announced it was closing it's Bedford, N.S. office and cutting 350 jobs. Sticking with the tech market, Vancouver-based Hootsuite held a hiring open-house which [...]

What Recruiters Look for on Your LinkedIn Profile

All our consultants use LinkedIn to source and research potential candidates. And it’s not just us; a survey by Jobvite found that over 93 per cent of respondent companies use LinkedIn for recruiting.   Unlike most other social media, the majority of LinkedIn users don’t use and update their profile regularly. Our recruitment consultants are [...]

How to Optimize Recruitment for Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's been forecast that by the end of the year there will be more mobile devices than people worldwide. And with the improvements in smartphone technology, people are doing more and more from their mobile phones.. including job hunting! The below infographic from Zao suggests why and how to optimize your recruitment for mobile. SOME HIGLIGHTS INCLUDE: [...]

LinkedIn Etiquette: 20 Do’s and Don’ts [INFOGRAPHIC]

LinkedIn is an essential job search tool for today's job seeker. It's ideal for personal brand building and nurturing your professional relationships.   But just like all social networks, LinkedIn has it's own unwritten rules of etiquette that users tend to follow. The below infographic from Top Dog Social Media lists 20 of their top Do's [...]

Top Stories of the Week

Stay in the know with what happened in the world of hiring and employment this week: The Premiers joined forces yesterday to oppose the proposed Canada Jobs Grant. It turns out there were big discrepancies in the May job figures. The previous record 95,000 new jobs could really be as low as 8,500. Following several high-profile lawsuits [...]

Top Stories of the Week

Your weekly roundup of the what happened in the world hiring and job search this week: Canadian employment was little changed in June according to the latest government figures. Some good news for foreign workers in Ontario - the Ontario Human Rights Commission's (OHRC)  announced the requirement for “Canadian experience” in the hiring process is [...]

The Glowing Introduction Technique for Networking

Guest post by Gayle Hallgren-Rezac A Glowing Introduction™ is a technique that all good networkers and connectors use.  Most people take the easy way out and say things like: “This is Jasmine, we work together.” or “This is my better half.” (Seriously, do people still say this?  Yes, they do, and it’s cringe-worthy.)  Instead of these lacklustre ways [...]

What Employees Want

It’s not money. Well, it’s not JUST money. Beyond satisfying a basic level of financial comfort, money becomes a decreasingly important factor when choosing an employer.   As the economy pulls out of the downturn, many companies are boosting their hiring efforts in 2013. In Canada, there are large parts of the country that are [...]

Ask A Recruiter: Chronological vs Functional Resume Formats

A job seeker wrote in asking about chronological vs functional resume formats:  As I've been looking for work for just over 6 months now, I am at the point where I'm considering changing the format of my resume from the traditional chronological format to a functional format. I'd like to highlight my experience and accomplishments first [...]

Stories of the Week

Happy Friday! Time to get your weekly roundup of what happened in hiring and job search this week: Newly appointed Pope Francis is probably the most notable 'hiring' announcement this week. Our own Stephen Race was asked what businesses might learn from the Vatican method for electing new CEOs. With many parts of Canada in [...]