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…)
A shared concern in the back of the mind of many small to medium business owners is – Who is going to take over when I retire?
According to a 2013 Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses survey, 75% of Canadian business owners will exit their business by 2022. That’s only 3 more years. Let that sink in. For business owners who haven’t put much thought into succession planning, the continuity of their hard built business is at stake.
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?
What are you doing to stand out in a sea of black and white, Times New Roman job ads?
Ten days. On average, top candidates are only “on the market” for ten days. It’s more critical than ever to stand out and attract people early in their job search. Your job ad is your first chance to paint a clear picture about an opportunity with your organization. Make a great impression and engage job seekers by getting creative and telling a story.
My internship has flown by. Seriously, it’s been a wild ride. We often talk about how fast things move here at Envol but it’s hard to encapsulate that without living it. Starting my internship working at Envol was pedal to the metal, immediately. Within the first day, I was involved in an Envol workshop for recruiting and employer branding. Within my first week, I was actively working on talent acquisition. As you can imagine, after only three short months here at Envol, it’s a bittersweet goodbye. Picking my top 3 takeaways will be hard but as always, your girl is up for the challenge!
For as long as we can remember, designated groups have been disadvantaged economically by the wage gap. Women make on average 70 cents per dollar made by men – for the same work. The deficit only increases for women from different ethnic backgrounds. (more…)
The simplest concepts are often the hardest to define. HR definitions can mean many different things to different people. Interpreting how to build a culture of belonging in the workplace is difficult. Where does this sense of ‘belonging’ begin in the employee experience, and where does it end? Is there a way to define belonging so that it’s inclusive to all employees, given that everyone has a different idea of what belonging means?
Receiving hundreds of applications for your job doesn’t mean you will be successful in attracting top talent for your position. You know this. In fact, you’re probably living this.
How can you find the balance between the right quantity and the right quality of candidates? Hiring is time consuming and expensive – especially if you hire the wrong people. Especially in today’s market, with fierce competition for top talent. With Canada’s unemployment rate at 5.8%, it’s more difficult than ever for employers to attract and retain talent for their companies – much less top talent.
How are you positioning yourself as a competitor in the talent market?
With British Columbia’s unemployment rate currently at the lowest in recent history, finding top talent has become increasingly challenging. During hiring, the interview process can be a daunting task – especially with talent at a premium. How long is too long? How many stages are really necessary?