Canada Hiring

Your Poorly-Written Job Descriptions Are Driving Away Talent

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

If you have undertaken the delicate task of attracting talent and recruiting that talent, you will have been faced with the challenge of producing descriptive and enticing job descriptions. A well-written and accurate job description will attract the right level of talent that your organization deserves. At the same time, a poorly-written description will send out the wrong signals and bring in the wrong people. Avoid these mistakes at all costs.

Yes, You Can Now Get Hired To Play Pokemon Go

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada Business

A bright career beckons in the field of Pokemon.

Ways New Entrepreneurs Can Get Hiring Right Every Time

Brian Scudamore | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

n the early days of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? my hiring decisions were based on convenience: Are you my friend? Do you have a pulse? Can you drive a truck? I was desperate for bodies and hired almost anyone who came along. Hiring this way worked in the short term, but ended up being a disaster.

Want To Hire And Keep Millennials? Do Less

Brian Scudamore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Everyone is talking about millennials: How do they work? What do they want? How do we hire them? How do we keep them happy? All these questions are for good reason: in a decade they will make up three quarters of our workforce.

Helicopter Parenting Leads To Serious Workplace Setbacks

Jessica Glazer | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Jessica Glazer

"Careful" is a helicopter parent's mantra. These kids have grown up in the shadows of fear, always too afraid to take risks, too cautious to make sound decisions alone and too callous to stand up for themselves as they have never had to. In their childhood their parents made all their decisions and as young adults they have no clue how to fend for themselves.

It's Not All Doom And Gloom In Canada's Job Market

Tom Turpin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

Randstad compiled and crunched data on nine of the hottest job sectors in Canada, surveying employers, candidates, and industry experts from coast-to-coast, and collecting feedback on what's driving job growth and talent across the country.

Why Women Should Consider A Career In Tech

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

The technology industry is a diverse field that offers those working within it opportunities to be creative, to be innovative and to do some truly unique work. But there's one well-documented issue -- technology remains a male-dominated field. This isn't just an issue south of the border.

Find Your Next Hire Over Beers And Barbecue

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

We made the mistake of overlooking the "fit factor" before, and morale and productivity plunged. It was difficult to turn it all around. Now we prioritize compatibility during the hiring process -- we want people who work hard and play hard together. Attention to culture fit has not only made our company a better place to work, it's boosted our ROI.

4 Myths Stopping You From Hiring An Assistant

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

I confess I stalled on hiring an assistant and there were four main reasons. They have turned out to be completely unfounded, and I share them with you here so that you can bust these myths and hire the help you so badly need to help grow your business.

The Hidden Meanings Behind Common Job Interview Questions

Peter Harris | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

It's not the actual interview questions that cause difficulties for candidates. It's understanding why the interviewer is asking them in the first place. What is it that they really want to know? The information that employers are after is often quite different from the literal answer to the question asked.

February Is One Of The Hottest Months For Finding A New Job

Peter Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

When looking for a new job, timing can be everything. February has more job openings becoming available and fewer applications for them than January. From now through the spring could be the right time to make your move.

Employer Branding: Is Your Workplace Doing It Right?

Virginia Brailey | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business
Virginia Brailey

A strong employer brand supports the bottom line by turning employees into brand ambassadors. When they're proud of what they do and where they work, employees can help attract more talent and more customers to your organization.

The Skills Most Likely To Land You A Job In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Digital literacy is becoming essential for most jobs. Keeping up with the trends and technologies of how people communicate and share information is also essential for career success. Once upon a time, reading and writing were considered the basic skills for most jobs. Digital literacy has become the new literacy.

Hiring A Veteran Will Be The Best Business Decision You Make

Jessica Glazer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

Some military vets have seen more in their lifetime then we ever will. To the university grad, the buzzwords teamwork, leadership, loyalty and attention to detail are just that -- buzz words. To the military vet, it's what defines them.

A Head Hunter Shares 8 Blunt Reasons Why No One Is Hiring You

Jessica Glazer | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

As a headhunter, I call people who are sitting at their desk already working, and as a recruiter, I get resumes and emails from people seeking employment. The difference between the two is extraordinary. If you are looking for work and wondering why no one is calling or emailing you back, here are the real reasons you aren't getting a job.

Nine Career Lessons I Learned Before 30

Erin Bury | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Erin Bury

Naturally as I approached 30 I reflected on my career thus far, and the path that led me here. Here are the things I've learned over eight years of building a career -- hopefully some of them resonate and help you as you're building you own.

These Are The Skills Canadian Employers Are Looking For

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business

Got a knack for developing mobile apps? There’s almost certainly a job somewhere in Canada with your name on it. LinkedIn, the social site for ne...

The One Thing I Did To Hire The Best Employee Ever

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

It took me staying up all night and reaching near exhaustion to get fed up enough to seek a new solution to hiring. I hope you find you sleep easier knowing what I know now. You have to balance the great parts of the job you are offering with the truthful parts of both the job you are offering and what working for you can be like in order to find the right fit for a long term hire.

Companies, Take a Chance on New Grads...Please?

Sarah Robertson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Robertson

How many times have you heard the fact that many young people can't find work in their field after graduation? Can someone please tell me why, three years later, I have yet to land my first "adult" job in my field? I can only imagine the responses I will get to that question. So before the comments come pouring in, let me just explore some situations with you.

7 Business Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Jeff Quipp | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

In honour of Small Business Week, I've decided to organize my reflections on it now, and would like to share with you the top 7 things I would tell my former self about growing a small business. I hope my hindsight may help those who are just now embarking down this path.

Sink or Swim: How to Hire From a Deep Pool of Candidates

Jeff Quipp | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Any way you cut it, the process of hiring employees that are the best fit for your company can be arduous and stressful. And with so many people looking for employment, we can expect that identifying the right candidate for the job will only get more difficult. Here are a few strategies we've been using.

Will Unemployment Lead to a Productivity Pop?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Employment is always a lagging indicator of the economic cycle, but today's lags are fast becoming legend. In some cases, unemployment is still rising almost five years after the onset of crisis. Will employment ever turn around, and if so, when?

How Your Digital Footprint Can Hurt You

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

I've seen business owners and personal contacts tarnish their reputations with a few words or a few clicks, not fully realizing the power of the digital world we now live in. Every picture you post, every status or page you like, and every update you share is essentially announcing to the world who you are, permanently.

The Job Market is Turning -- Are You Ready?

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

If the labour market does indeed turn, and it becomes a buyers' market, are you ready to attract the best talent? This change could be big. Is your company positioned well enough in the market to keep your current high potentials and simultaneously attract new A-players?

Less Hiring As Canadian Firms Sour On Economy: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian firms appear to be preparing for hard and uncertain economic times, the Bank of Canada says in a business outlook survey released Mo...