Attracting and hiring the right people to join your team is challenging, but finding that star candidate is such a relief! The hard work is over now, right?
Unfortunately not. Proper training and support during a new employee’s transition into your organization is critical to their success – and it takes work. Despite our best efforts, if an onboarding program lacks structure and consistency the ball can be dropped without us even knowing it. (more…)
Last year, the need for new business was top priority for professional service firms. This year, a shortage of top talent to service that business is the main concern. From small businesses to global companies, leaders at professional services firms are facing real challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best the market has to offer. (more…)
Have you ever typed a candidate’s name into Facebook, LinkedIn or another social media platform to learn who they are behind the resume?
We’ve all been there. While our intention is innocent enough, there are risks associated with using information from social media in your hiring decision making process. As an employer, it is important to be aware of them. (more…)
Businesses previously measured success through production or output. Deliverables, impact, and clients used to attract the best talent. The days of recruiting candidates by offering one definition of success – climbing the corporate ladder with a singular focus – are gone. Today, your employer brand is your most effective recruitment and growth strategy yet.
Inclusion and diversity are highly systemic problems that plague organizations. These problems marginalize authentic talent, contribute to group think, and encourage hiring decisions that prefer a homogenous applicant pool.
Creating a diverse and unstoppable team starts with inclusive hiring practices. Great candidates can get skipped over during the application process if you are not acknowledging and protecting against biases at every stage. Fortunately there are a few easy ways to start bias-proofing your hiring process and get the best candidates in the door. (more…)
It’s hard to believe that we are already mid-way through the first month of 2019! 2018 was a big year for our team – both personally and professionally. We celebrated graduations, engagements, new homes, big moves, birthdays, anniversaries, awards and more! 2018 was a year of immense growth.
We’re excited to share a small snapshot of our year with you! (more…)
In this crazy hiring market, you may feel lucky just to have roles filled. Your turnover rate is relatively low and absenteeism rates are below average. So your people issues are sorted, right? Wrong. Turnover and absenteeism may be your company’s go-to HR metrics for success, but it turns out that there is a hidden problem impacting your business even more – presenteeism.
The holiday season is upon us, filling our calendars with holiday parties and festive celebrations. In addition to the fun, the holidays often bring heightened risk for employers. This year, there’s a new risk in town – cannabis. Here is your Employer Guide to Holiday Parties, with minimized risks.
If you haven’t heard by now, cultural diversity in the workplace isn’t just a nice to have, it’s essential. The importance of diversity and inclusion has been highlighted significantly in recent times by high-profile initiatives such as the Pay Transparency Act, which will be implemented by the province of Ontario in January 2019. Having a diverse workforce has many benefits, but implementing recruitment practices which bring it to life comes with it’s challenges. (more…)