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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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., […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]