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The Biggest Mistakes Recruiters Make

Posted: July 28, 2014

Once again we stumbled on a valuable lesson over at Workopolis. They say that 66% of employers struggle with finding new people to join their teams. Committing any of the 5 recruiting sins listed below could have something to do with it. Read them, memorize them, and never do them again. 1. Poorly Formatted Job Postings 2. Poorly Written Job Postings 3. Asking for the Impossible 4. Being Unprepared at the Interview 5. Not Replying after Interviews.   To get the full details on these bad behaviours, head to the article here.

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Being busy does NOT mean being productive.

Posted: July 23, 2014

Do you know someone who is constantly complaining about how busy they are? How there isn’t enough hours in a day? Or how they are just so stressed? Maybe you are this person. It seems like so many people are spinning their wheels trying to balance work and life. But how productive are you, when so much time is devoted to this balancing act? How much are you accomplishing? Marc and Angel, a motivation blog, had something to say about it and we couldn’t agree more. Try and live a more meaningful life instead of filling your calendar with commitments....

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6 Qualities of a Great Employee

Posted: July 21, 2014

We’ve all seen the job postings and ads that call for potential employees to be hardworking, dependable and flexible. In HR, we can practically rattle off these qualities in our sleep. Every employer is looking for the same things, but what makes an employee truly remarkable? Our friends at Workopolis have the answer. Below are 6 qualities you might not advertise for, but should definitely keep in the back of your mind. 1) Unexpected skills for the job title. I’m a writer. So the expectations for my communication skills are pretty high. But that’s not necessarily the case for every...

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The Cost of a Bad Hire

Posted: July 14, 2014

  We don’t mean to alarm you first thing on a Monday morning, but we couldn’t help sharing this article about the cost of a bad hire. Workopolis shows us the costs can be in the tens of thousands for a senior executive. Now that’s alarming. Take a look at the article, and then use the Bad Hire Calculator to see for yourself.     When it comes to hiring, you’re better off to get it right the first time around. Because, as we all know, a bad hire can be very costly to your company. How costly? That depends...

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Coming Out of Your Closet

Posted: July 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this video awhile back and loved it. We found ourselves thinking back to it often, and even quoting it to clients and colleagues. Ash Beckham spoke at a TEDx Talks event and shared her views on facing challenging personal situations, specifically coming out of the closest to her friends and family. We found ourselves thinking about this speech because the ideas Ash Beckham describes fit in so many scenarios – both in business and in private. It’s not just about being gay and coming out of the closet. It applies to facing hard conversations, being true to ourselves, and  remembering everyone is going...

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7 Acquisition Mistakes to Avoid

Posted: July 2, 2014

PI Worldwide is not only a favourite website and newsletter of ours, it’s also a resource we use when hiring employees. Both for us as a company, and for our clients’ organizations. Their hiring principles guide us in many of the things we do and believe in. We received their July newsletter (via email) and were happy to read the following article. We thought we’d share it with you: 7 Talent Acquisition Mistakes to Avoid A bad hire is not just bad for business—it can be very costly as well. International talent management experts estimate the average cost of a poor...

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