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…)
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…)
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.
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.
Small businesses offer big benefits. Offering a competitive compensation package is critical to successfully hiring and retaining top talent. You may think that as a small business, you can’t compete with the big businesses. It’s time to shift that perception!
While you maybe can’t compete with large employers on salary or extravagant benefits, a creative total rewards package can be just as enticing. Small businesses can turn a lot of their unique features into a competitive edge that big companies can’t easily replicate. (more…)
Happy Small Business Week Canada! This week, be sure to celebrate your story. With over 300 events across the country, Small Business Week has been celebrating entrepreneurship across Canada for almost 40 years. This week is about recognizing the significant impact your team makes on your business, and your business makes on the economy.
With the legalization of recreational cannabis just around the corner, cannabis recruitment in Canada is exploding! Currently, there are over 700 postings for job opportunities in the cannabis industry. With a variety of positions in high demand (pun intended), cannabis employers face tough competition for top talent. How will your company stand out amongst the weeds to attract and engage top talent in the competitive cannabis market?