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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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

Go Green & Get Productive: The Power of Plants in the Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Want to improve your employees’ levels of engagement and productivity? Take a look around and assess your office space - perhaps it needs a refresh. It has been well documented that an employee’s environment can have a significant impact on their concentration and motivation levels. One simple way to improve your décor is by adding [...]

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To Be A Successful Sales Professional In 2016 & Beyond You Need To Do These 3 Things

Technology has impacted just about every aspect of our lives and the sales profession is not immune. In fact, in my role as a specialized Recruitment Consultant, I have been witness to a remarkable evolution. Across the world, progressive organizations and innovative sales professionals are using technology to re-engineer the sales process. So, what does [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]

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.

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 [...]

Five Lessons From The Recent Federal Election

Five Lessons From The Recent Federal Election Oh, Canada! On October 19th the nation spoke and there were winners and losers from coast to coast. Job seeking is often as gruelling as the election campaigns of our dear leaders. But there are many lessons job hunters can learn from the recent election: 1) Accentuate the [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Lesser-Known Benefits of Outsourcing Temporary Hiring

Outsourcing temporary hiring gives you access to the best candidates, plain and simple. Often businesses find and hire the “right” candidates only to discover quickly they weren’t right for the company. This costs your company temporary hiring time and money. Outsourcing temporary hiring staff allows you to hire the right candidate at a reduced cost. [...]

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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Job Jumps and Career Changes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Millions of Millennials leave their college nests behind and venture into the workforce each year, but they aren’t sticking to their jobs the way previous generations did. This infographic from Notre Dame College Online shows how due to contrasting values and needs from their predecessors, employers must understand what this new generation is looking for in [...]

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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

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 [...]

TempsAhead Turns 1

We're turning 1 today! One year ago the TempsAhead teams in Edmonton and Vancouver were born and we're thrilled to have helped so many people in the past 12 months. TempsAhead was created as a temporary and contract recruitment division of The Headhunters. It was a deliberate separation to ensure that we had a dedicated [...]

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9 Weird (and Wonderful) Employee Benefits [INFOGRAPHIC]

"Botox Leave"? Eternity Leave? Just two of the unusual employee benefits found worldwide according to Mercer's 2012 Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines. These unusual workplace benefits come from all corners of the globe, our favourites include: Portugal: Employees are entitled to 15 days leave to get married. France: Employees who are with a company for [...]

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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 [...]