Workplace Trends

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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

Coffee: An Employee’s Best Friend [INFOGRAPHIC]

Coffee: An Employee’s Best Friend  Humorist Dave Barry once quipped, “It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” Talk to your java-inclined coworkers at 8:31 am and Barry’s opinion might [...]

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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 [...]

7 Signs it’s Time for a New Job

  Struggling with the daily grind? Or maybe you're stuck in a rut and you don't even know it. Below are seven signs you might need to start looking for a new job, and it's not just about lack of motivation. 1. You struggle with your workload If you’re struggling to keep up with your work, [...]

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How to be Happier at Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Don't let the Monday blues get the better of you, even the smallest changes can help brighten your mood at work! The folks over at Happify have shared some practical steps to being happier at work in the infographic below. Little things like adding greenery to your workspace and turning off your cellphone before bedtime can perk you [...]

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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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

6 Tips for Improving Workplace Culture

Poor workplace culture leads to low morale among employees, loss of productive employees and high turnover. All these things ultimately lead to low profits. If your company isn’t experiencing the right level of workplace culture, you’re not alone. Every Canadian company experiences poor workplace culture at one time or another. The key is doing what [...]

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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Brain Boosting Work Snacks

Not all snacks are created equal. There are snacks that slim you down, snacks that wake you up, and then there are some snacks that will keep your brain fighting fit!   Here are six healthy brain boosting snacks to keep around the office when your stomach starts growling -   Blueberries   Evidence accumulated [...]

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5 Movies Lessons About Teamwork

Hollywood loves a good teamwork flick, and so do we! Here are five of our favourite team-based movies and the valuable lessons they teach us about teamwork: The Avengers Trying to bring together competing egos is tough enough in a regular team environment; imagine trying to battle the egos of six A-type Superheroes! In The [...]

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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 [...]

Oh How You’ve Changed

  Managing change in 2013 is a different ball game from ten years ago. Failing to carefully communicate and manage change in your workforce can mean facing a PR nightmare. This year we’ve seen HMV have their twitter hijacked by disgruntled employees during a mass firing, and an internal Yahoo! memo leaked the unwelcome abolishment of working-from-home benefits. The [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Stop and Smell the Successes

  Our President, Cam Macmillan, recently shared a poignant message with the team to stop and take stock of our year: One really useful activity I have done over the past years is to take an in-depth review of the past twelve months.  Doing this in December really gets me to understand just how much [...]

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Top 10 Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn

As 2012 counts down we start to see some interesting and entertaining 'year in review'-type lists. One of our favourites is LinkedIn's Buzzwords list! Scouring the 187 million profiles of its members, LinkedIn compiles this annual list of the most (over)used professional buzzwords. View last year's list here. For the second year in a row, [...]

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