Professional Development

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, [...]

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 hosted a webinar with guest speaker Dr. Howie Outerbridge on How to Terminate Employees: The Do’s and Don’ts. He brought excellent insight on this topic, discussing how to plan a termination meeting, including concrete suggestions on timing, messaging and logistical do’s and don’ts. He also shares some termination scenarios to illustrate the [...]

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

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: [...]

Managers Can Now Access Google’s HR Practices

Managers Can Now Access Google’s HR Practices Google has a reputation for having immaculately brilliant human resource strategies. The search giant has made headlines over the years for bold policies on matters such as parental leave and environmentally-friendly commuter initiatives for its staff. Even with Senior VP, Laszlo Bock admitting last year that “Google is not [...]

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 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 [...]

Want To Be A Better Conversationalist?

  In the digital age people's ability to connect with others and strike up meaningful conversations is weakening. In fact, many employers have to search harder these days to secure employees who possess strong interpersonal skills. Whether you are looking to get hired or get more connected in your current role, accentuating your conversational skills will no [...]

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile [INFOGRAPHIC]

LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful resource for your job search; it enables you to promote your professional profile, network and get involved in industry discussions. If your profile is lackluster it may be detrimental your professional image and job search efforts. Most employers will review a potential candidate's LinkedIn profile during the hiring process. The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Puzzle of Motivation

With the announcement this week that the hugely popular TED Conference will be moving to Vancouver, we decided to revisit one of our favourite TED talks. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we [...]

Must-Follow HR Blogs

Staying on top of industry news and trends can be a time-consuming task. Subscribing to some trustworthy blogs which continually post interesting and relevant content  can be a great time-saver. Spark Hire recently posted their Top 25 Must Read Blogs for Employers, and it's a pretty noteworthy list! In no particular order, here are the blogs [...]