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Rural Recruiting

Danielle Bragge, our Vice President and Co-Founder, was recently interviewed for a Workopolis article on how to recruit in rural areas. The Headhunters has extensive experience in rural recruitment, helping companies source top candidates in communities where the talent pool is smaller. In this article, Danielle discusses six ways to successfully recruit in rural areas: Look [...]

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On the Hunt: Why Companies Hire Recruiters

Danielle Bragge, our Vice President and Co-Founder, was recently included in an article in Business in Edmonton about head hunting, along with Lori Schmidt and Tom Lieu from GO Productivity, one of our close partners. "Head hunting" is the practice of professionally recruiting an employee. Recruitment agencies like The Headhunters specialize in connecting employers and employees [...]

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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 [...]

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Happy Holidays from The Headhunters & TempsAhead

As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to wish all of our clients, candidates and partners warmth and happiness this holiday season. From all of us at The Headhunters and TempsAhead, thank you for your support and collaboration and we hope your new year is filled with success! Our offices will be closed [...]

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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 [...]

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BCBusiness Interview: Why Fit Matters When Hiring—And How to Spot It

Cam Macmillan, our President and Co-Founder, was recently interviewed by BCBusiness about the importance of fit between an employer and employee. Cam's advice includes: Understand what traits you are seeking and use a robust tool like our Workstyle and Performance Profile (WPP) to assess work style and increase the likelihood of hiring high performers who can help [...]

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CBC Interview: Preparing Young Graduates For Work

Barry Milne, VP of our MB/SK branch, was recently interviewed by the CBC about young graduates and how they can better prepare themselves for the job market. Barry's advice includes:  Seek out opportunities to gain real world experience Sharpen your communication skills Dress appropriately for work Learn what language is suitable for emails   Listen [...]

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The Headhunters Launches Partnership With Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon helped Melia's wish to be a mermaid in Hawaii come true   We are very excited to announce the launch of our innovative partnership with Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon. The initiative will see us donate $500 to Make-A-Wish each time we make a permanent placement in a company referred to us by Make-A-Wish [...]

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Alberta Fires Appeal: How You Can Help

Alberta Fires Appeal: How You Can Help Our hearts go out to our friends, family, clients and candidates being hit by the terrible fires throughout the Fort McMurray area.  The Red Cross advised that what it needs most is cash donations. To make a donation please visit Canadian Red Cross or call 1-800-418-1111. Please help, this is a [...]

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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 [...]

Top Blog Posts of 2014

Another year comes to a close and we’re wrapping it up with our annual list of our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014. It’s been a fun year on the blog, we’ve done some back-to-basics stories, as well as broken new ground on upcoming trends.For job seekers, interview tips continue to be our most-read articles. [...]

Happy Holidays

As 2014 draws to a close, we would like to thank you all for being part of a very memorable year. We are so thankful for all the wonderful experiences this past year and feel very fortunate to work with so many exceptional candidates and clients. In keeping with one of our core values of [...]

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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. [...]

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Danielle Bragge: EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Finalist

We are so excited to be cheering on our very own Danielle Bragge, Co-Founder of The Headhunters and TempsAhead, as she joins 33 fellow entrepreneurs at tomorrow nights' EY Entrepreneur of the YearTM 2014 Prairies Award. Danielle has long been a very active business and community leader; previously being named one of the Top 100 Women in Business in Edmonton and nominated [...]

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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 [...]

Canadian Hiring Trends for 2014

As a Canadian employer, you are faced with many challenges when it comes to attracting top talent. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Every challenge is also an opportunity to shape a better workplace for the future. Let’s take a look at some of the top hiring trends you should keep an eye on [...]

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Top 10 Most-Read Employer Blog Posts for 2013

Absenteeism, recruitment metrics, tattoos and piercings - you read about them all and more right here on our TempsAhead Employer Blog. But what topics really turned your heads? It's time for our annual roundup of our most-read blog posts for the year!   Here’s your top 10 list of most-read employer blog posts for 2013: [...]

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The Headhunters Ran for the Cure

The numbers are in and a big thank you to all our Run for the Cure teams who helped raise over $8,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! Each of our three offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver, registered a team to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure.  In total, 49 staff members and their friends and family [...]

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Run for the Cure Fundraising

We're so proud of our Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver teams who are all working hard to raise funds for the CIBC Run for the Cure! It's been all about BBQs and Bake Sales in the name of breast cancer research!     If you'd like to donate to any of our teams, just click the [...]

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Earth Day 2013: Going Green at the Office

April 22 is Earth Day; a global day addressing environmental challenges worldwide. While environmental issues aren't solved in a day, use today as motivation to finally kickstart any of those 'green' initiatives you've had on the backburner. Even right now, at work, there's lots you can do to make your office space a green space. [...]

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International Women’s Day

It's International Women's Day and today we're celebrating women in the workforce. We love this video made for International Women's Day - Celebrating Working Women. It highlights some of the interesting inventions by women, as well as just how far we've come in the fight for equality in the workforce worldwide. While we still [...]

We Came. We Rode. We Conquered.

It was windy, it was rainy, it was muddy, but most importantly.. it was for a good cause. Over two weekends, June 16-17 & 23-24, our Vancouver and Edmonton teams each participated in the Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer. It all began when Sam and Dave from the Vancouver branch started talking about participating in [...]

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