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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 value […]

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 you […]

CBC Interview: Preparing Young Graduates For Work

Barry Milne, VP of our MB/SK branch, was recently interviewed by the CBC about young graduates and how they can better prepare themselves for the job market. Barry’s advice includes: 

Seek out opportunities to gain real world experience
Sharpen your communication skills
Dress appropriately for work
Learn what language is suitable for emails

 

Listen to the full segment here >
 

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The Headhunters Launches Partnership With Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon helped Melia’s wish to be a mermaid in Hawaii come true

 

We are very excited to announce the launch of our innovative partnership with Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon. The initiative will see us donate $500 to Make-A-Wish each time we make a permanent placement in a company referred to us by Make-A-Wish BC & […]

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Fresh From Our Desk: What’s Hot In IT

Fresh From Our Desk: What’s Hot In IT
Across Western Canada, the tech boom has given IT professionals a lot of choice in where they can work. The industry is rapidly evolving, with business needs changing, new technology launching, and start-ups taking off. IT job seekers often come to us curious about the hiring trends we […]

15 Ways To Say ‘Thank You’ This Admin Professionals’ Day

Today, April 27th, is Administrative Professionals’ Day. Say thank you to all the people that keep your organization running smoothly, support your team in achieving their goals and improve your business operations.

Here’s 15 ways to say thank you and show your appreciation:

Just say “thank you!” – words are incredibly powerful.
Hand write a short thank you note and […]

The Importance Of Labour Stats To Hiring Managers

For professionals involved in the hiring process, now is the time to pay attention to all that is going on in global economics [...]

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 down […]

Top Stories of the Week

Your weekly roundup of the what happened in the world of hiring and job searches this week […]

Focus On Winnipeg: Manitoba’s Growing Job Market

Focus On Winnipeg: Manitoba’s Growing Job Market
Let’s head east in our three-part series addressing the recruitment challenges of The HeadHunters and TempsAhead’s respective branches. It is a testament to Canada’s diversity that while our Vancouver team is spearheading the recruitment of high-tech jobs, our Winnipeg office is meeting a classic challenge: sourcing skilled labour for […]

Focus on Edmonton: A “Lower For Longer” Economy

Focus on Edmonton: A “Lower For Longer” Economy
Last week we took a look at the recruitment challenges that Vancouver companies face when it comes to securing tech talent. Let’s move east, to The HeadHunters and TempsAhead office in Edmonton, where many talented individuals have been laid off in the oil patch.
“Lower for longer”
If you worked […]

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 [...]

Focus On Vancouver: Recruiting For The Tech Boom

Focus On Vancouver: Recruiting For The Tech Boom
With offices in Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg, The HeadHunters and TempsAhead enjoy working with a range of companies in numerous industries. The recruiting trends that occur in each city and province are remarkable at times. That’s why we are embarking on a series of focused reports on the […]

Happy Holidays From TempsAhead & The Headhunters

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.

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.

Canadians: Happy At Work, Happy To Leave [Infographic]

Canadians: Happy At Work, Happy To Leave
A new Mercer survey of Canadian workers goes a long way to cementing the idea that modern employees are a fickle bunch. It turns out that up to 59 percent of Canadians who enjoy their current job have one eye on the door. Mercer calls this an “engagement paradox” […]

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 Consultant Azelda […]

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 than beers, it is […]

Top Stories Of The Week

Here’s what happened in the world of employment and business this week:

Journal of Commerce predicts growth for Manitoba in 2016.
Glassdoor launched job and company trend reports – revealing what’s popular among job seekers.
LinkedIn published a video capturing top recruiters’ wildest interview stories.
Report revealed 50% of Canadian employers are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers.
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ […]

Join The TempsAhead Team

TempsAhead and The Headhunters are looking to grow our Vancouver team. If you are a high performer who is looking for a company that will take your career to the next level, we’d love to hear from you. We have a number of exciting opportunities, see below for more details or email careers@theheadhunters.ca for more information.

What […]

Join The Headhunters Team

The Headhunters and TempsAhead are looking to grow our Vancouver team. If you are a high performer who is looking for a company that will take your career to the next level, we’d love to hear from you. We have a number of exciting opportunities, see below for more details or email careers@theheadhunters.ca for more information.
What […]

How To Deal With Absenteeism This Summer

With summer coming up shortly, it’s perhaps time to address a HR problem that often arises during warmer weather: Absenteeism.

Data from Statistics Canada shows that the average Canadian worker is away from work 9.3 days in a year. The estimated direct cost of absenteeism to the Canadian economy was $16.6 billion in 2012.

Most businesses have trouble […]

Top Blog Posts of 2014

Another year comes to a close and we’re wrapping it up with our annual list of our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014. It’s been a fun year on the blog, we’ve done some back-to-basics stories, as well as broken new ground on upcoming trends.

For job seekers, interview tips continue to be our most-read articles. […]

Happy Holidays

As 2014 draws to a close, we would like to thank you all for being part of a very memorable year. We are so thankful for all the wonderful experiences this past year and feel very fortunate to work with so many exceptional candidates and clients.

In keeping with one of our core values of Charity, […]

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.

 

The […]

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 […]

Top 10 Jobs of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what career should I pursue in the Fall?  For students contemplating their career prospects, Collegeatlas.org have released an infographic on the top 10 jobs of 2022. While many jobs listed are already experiencing hot growth, others may surprise you (Veterinarians?!).

When it comes to picking what career path you should head down, the […]

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 impressive entrepreneurs […]

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 of […]

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.

Here […]

Canadian Hiring Trends for 2014

As a Canadian employer, you are faced with many challenges when it comes to attracting top talent. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Every challenge is also an opportunity to shape a better workplace for the future. Let’s take a look at some of the top hiring trends you should keep an eye on […]

Top 10 Most-Read Employer Blog Posts for 2013

Absenteeism, recruitment metrics, tattoos and piercings – you read about them all and more right here on our TempsAhead Employer Blog. But what topics really turned your heads? It’s time for our annual roundup of our most-read blog posts for the year!

 

Here’s your top 10 list of most-read employer blog posts for 2013:

5 Canadian Employers […]

Top 10 Most-Read Job Seeker Blog Posts for 2013

It was a fun year for us here on the TempsAhead Job Seeker Blog. We talked about everything from job hunting, to networking, and even some healthy snack tips for the office!

But what grabbed your attention the most?

 

Here’s your top 10 list of most-read job seeker blog posts: 

Bad Resume Advice You Should Ignore
Resume Writing: Old […]

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 worldwide. […]

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 interesting look into […]

Top Stories of the Week

Here’s what happened in the world of hiring and employment this week:

Seems like we’ve got a lot to smile about! Canadians are the happiest employees in the world according to a new global report.
Canadians have no qualms with packing up and moving inland. The latest figures from BMO show that the number of Canadians migrating […]

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 drew in […]

The Headhunters Ran for the Cure

The numbers are in and a big thank you to all our Run for the Cure teams who helped raise over $8,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!

Each of our three offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver, registered a team to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure.  In total, 49 staff members and their friends and family joined […]

Top Stories of the Week

Here’s what happened in the world of hiring and employment this week:

In the continuing Skills Training Program saga, the provinces are threatening to boycott the training program unless the federal government overhauls it.
Gen Y are even harder to retain than we thought, 60% of Millennials leave their dream job (or what they thought was their […]

Run for the Cure Fundraising

We’re so proud of our Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver teams who are all working hard to raise funds for the CIBC Run for the Cure!

It’s been all about BBQs and Bake Sales in the name of breast cancer research!

 

 

If you’d like to donate to any of our teams, just click the link below:

Headhunters Edmonton
Headhunters Winnipeg
Headhunters […]

Top Stories of the Week

Here’s what happened in the world of hiring and employment this week:

According to a new BMO poll, nearly half of Canadians are in their ‘dream job’.
But are we turning up to these ‘dream jobs’? Studies show that absenteeism is on the rise. And women have higher absentee rates than men.
You may have noticed in this […]

Top Stories of the Week

Here’s what happened in the world of hiring and employment this week:

A new report from CIBC World Markets confirms what we all thought: too few students are choosing to study high-demand fields.
But for those already employed, the workforce is increasingly optimistic according to a survey released by BMO.
Folks in Alberta have more to smile about […]

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 in the U.S., […]

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 discriminatory in […]

Top Stories of the Week

Your weekly roundup of the what happened in the world hiring and job search this week:

The latest chapter of the National Household Survey is out; an interesting snapshot of Canada at work. Most people are moving north and west for jobs!
 Another SCC decision was released in regards to random alcohol testing. An important read for those […]

Top Stories of the Week

Here’s the Friday roundup of the what happened in the world hiring and job search this week:

Do you use your third eye to channel innovation? Well you may have been a good fit for Lululemon’s joke job posting for a new CEO.
Looking for a new job? Try Saskatoon! A new survey revealed the best and worst […]

Top Stories of the Week

Your weekly roundup of the what happened in the world hiring and job search this week:

Forbes has just released it’s annual Top 100 World’s Most Powerful Women. Can you guess who’s #1?
Who would have thought shipping your pants to an ad agency would get you an internship? Well it certainly worked for one lucky student!
It’s […]

Top Stories of the Week

Your weekly roundup of the what happened in the world hiring and job search this week:

The April employment numbers are out; Canada added 12,500 jobs last month, with gains in the manufacturing sector.
A timely reminder for job seekers to beware of online employment scams.
CareerBuilder have released a study showing the true cost of a bad hire […]

Top Stories of the Week

Get your weekly roundup of the what happened in the world hiring and job search this week:

CareerBuilder and EMSI released a list of the 10 Fastest-Growing Temporary Jobs in Canada.
New research shows that it only takes job seekers 50 seconds to evaluate a job posting.
Did you know there are only four jobs in the whole […]

Happy Administrative Professionals Day

From all of us at TempsAhead, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the administrative professionals who help businesses run smoothly.

We are so fortunate to work with so many admin and office personnel who truly are the foundation blocks for successful companies across the country. We know how hard you work and […]

Earth Day 2013: Going Green at the Office

April 22 is Earth Day; a global day addressing environmental challenges worldwide. While environmental issues aren’t solved in a day, use today as motivation to finally kickstart any of those ‘green’ initiatives you’ve had on the backburner.

Even right now, at work, there’s lots you can do to make your office space a green space. The […]

Top Stories of the Week

Get your weekly roundup of the what happened in the world hiring and job search this week:

The Canadian job market has taken an unexpected tumble, losing 54,500 jobs in March, the worst loss in more than four years.
News doesn’t seem to be much better in States. Even MacDonald’s is requiring a bachelor’s degree and two years’ […]

April Fools’ in the Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Victim of a prank or jokester mastermind? Today’s the day where wisecracks in the office have a laugh with some April foolery.

Did you pull a prank today? If your answer is no, that may have been the smart move – more than half of bosses don’t think they’re appropriate for the workplace according to the […]

Top Stories of the Week

Happy Friday! Time to get your weekly roundup of what happened in hiring and job search this week:

If you’re a young job seeker looking for career advice, there’s lots of voices out there. The folks at YouTern made it easy with their Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists list.
Australia has opened up international applications for 6 […]

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 a candidate […]

International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day and today we’re celebrating women in the workforce. We love this video made for International Women’s Day – Celebrating Working Women. It highlights some of the interesting inventions by women, as well as just how far we’ve come in the fight for equality in the workforce worldwide.

While we still have a […]

The Headhunters on CTV: Hovering helicopter parents just can’t let go

We were asked by CTV News to weigh in on the topic of ‘Helicopter parenting’. Headhunters Managing Partner, Greg Ford, was featured in the news segment which aired on Friday, March 1. He spoke about overzealous parents who are intervening in their child’s job search and careers, even to the point of waiting outside the […]

Stories of the Week

From everyone throwing Marissa Mayer under the bus to the best office Harlem Shakes, it’s a rollercoaster ride this Friday with our top stories of the week:

New trend shows older Canadian workers are finding success in second careers.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock it was hard to avoid the working world backlash to Yahoo’s […]

Stories of the Week

Happy Friday! For your reading pleasure, here are our hand-picked top articles from around the web this week –

 

Congratulations to all the companies that made the list of Canada’s best diversity employers for 2013 – Globe and Mail
A recent study showed women are more willing than men to learn new skills outside of their current […]

Stories of the Week

Here are  some of our top picks from this week’s stories in the world of hiring and job search –

The hot topic of random Drug and Alcohol Testing, especially in Alberta and New Brunswick is coming under judicial scrutiny – Mondaq
An upcoming Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn film looks like it a 2 hour recruitment […]

Stories of the Week

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories in the world of hiring and job search –

Canadian employment fell for the first time in six months in January. – Bloomberg
Fancy a career change? Here’s 10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay At Least $100,000 you may want to consider – Business Insider
Embrace failure […]

Stories of the Week

It was a bit of a bizarre week in the world of hiring this week! Here are some of our top picks –

The most surprising new hire this week has to go to Blackberry, who named Alicia Keys it’s Global Creative Director – CBC
HMV staff live tweeted their mass firing from the company account in […]

Stories of the Week

Friday’s arrived and just in case you missed them, here’s our top stories of the week from the world of hiring and job search!

Employee poaching: Steve Jobs was not a fan! – Mashable
House cleaning? Gym memberships? What’s workers’ most wanted perk? –  CareerBuilder
Feeling lonely? Research suggests loneliness is bad for your health and your job […]

Stories of the Week

Happy Friday! Lance Armstrong and #Teoing aside, here are our top stories of the week in the world of hiring and job search.

Wall Street was swept up in the purported ‘best cover letter ever’ by finance student Matthew Ross – Business Insider
Do you know the difference between the best talent in-the-market and the best talent […]

Top 10 Most-Read Employer Blog Posts of 2012

We’ve already taken a look at what job seekers read on the blog, now it’s time to see what employers found most interesting. It was a pretty tight race for the top spot, but beating out Top 3 Resume Lies by a whisker was Holiday Bonus: Do’s and Don’ts.

Here’s the full Top 10 list of […]

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Recent Placements

The TempsAhead team have been busy, busy, busy!

Here are just some of the many and varied roles we’ve been filling lately:

HR Generalist, Maritime Shipping
Payroll Coordinator, Architcture
Controller and Acting CFO, Oil & Gas
Executive Assistant, Construction
Receptionist, Financial Services
Accounts Payable Specialist, Asset Management
Junior Coordinator, Children’s Foundation
Intermediate Accountant, Mining
Inside Sales, Tourism
Payroll Manager, Food Prducts
Assistant, Legal Department
Reception, Education
Assistant Controller, Financial […]

The Headhunters on CTV: Become virtually indispensible to potential employers

Our very own Dave Banns was featured in a Steele On Your Side segment about how to get noticed by employers.

 

The segment which aired on Tuesday, September 4 on CTV featured resume advice for job seekers and tips to differentiate yourself from the rest.

 

View the CTV segment: Become virtually indispensible to potential employers

 

Excerpt from CTV’s website:

Video […]

We Came. We Rode. We Conquered.

It was windy, it was rainy, it was muddy, but most importantly.. it was for a good cause. Over two weekends, June 16-17 & 23-24, our Vancouver and Edmonton teams each participated in the Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer.

 

It all began when Sam and Dave from the Vancouver branch started talking about participating in the […]

Now Recruiting in Winnipeg

With an ever expanding tribe, we are excited to introduce our latest addition to the team – Headhunters Winnipeg! We welcome our new Headhunters – Barry, Mike and Amy. Coming from various industry backgrounds they have an impressive collective resume spanning a range of industries.

 
So here’s the skinny on our new recruiting recruits:
 

Name: Barry Milne

Specialty: Senior Accounting […]