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…)
Organizations are looking for people who are dedicated, committed, trustworthy and loyal. Look no further than our nation’s veterans!
A recent report from the Veterans Transition Advisory Council found that earnings for former military personnel declined by 42%. Former soldiers are frustrated that they aren’t able to find work that utilizes their skills.
The cannabis industry is a hot topic in business right now. In Canada, nearly 700 job openings need to be filled in the cannabis sector alone. From agronomists to data collection to manufacturing, employers in the cannabis sector need to find talent for unprecedented positions in a candidate-driven market – and it won’t be easy. In order to be more effective in these hiring processes, it’s helpful to consider exactly what’s attracting people to careers in cannabis, and what’s scaring them away.
Trick or treat! In honour of Halloween, we’re sharing 6 common things we hear from companies about why they dislike contingent recruiting agencies. From a flood of unqualified resumes to intense pressure to hire near the end of the month or quarter, you’ve probably felt these pains. You’re not alone.