Workplace Trends

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 [...]

Get Happy, Be Productive [TED TALK]

How to be more productive is one of the most discussed topics of today. Authors, psychologists, business professionals and I'm sure even your fellow colleagues, are forever offering up their strategies to help you become more productive. Write 'to do' lists, don't write 'to do' lists, do your planning at the end of the day, set [...]

By |Workplace Trends|

Ask A Recruiter: Succession Planning

Ask A Recruiter: Succession Planning An Owner/Manager of an Edmonton based company recently asked us about succession planning: "I have owned and managed my own company for the last 15 years, we have a team of 60 and some senior people have been with the organization since the beginning. How urgent is the need for [...]

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 [...]

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.

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… [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Asking Your Company to Pay for Training

For most people, asking your company to pay for training and development falls under the “awkward conversations I wish I could avoid” umbrella. But asking for training shouldn’t be as scary as you think. For starters, most employers expect  these conversations and a reasonable manager isn’t going to penalize an employee for simply bringing up [...]

The Happy Secret to Better Work [Infographic]

It's like the chicken and the egg. When it comes to work, does success lead to happiness or is it happy workers who breed success?   This infographic by MyCareertopia.com is based on the work of Shawn Achor in his book, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. It takes [...]

By |The Headhunters Blog, Workplace Trends|

Brighten Your Summer Work Wardrobe

Your clothing isn’t just a reflection of your personality, but also a reflection of your values and goals. Someone who has taken the time and effort to dress professionally instantly shows a higher level of commitment and focus, simply by caring about their appearance and desire to make a good impression. But during the Summer [...]