Recruitment

Employers could be Liable for Negative References

Employers could be Liable for Negative References   Nobody knows exactly when checking references became a staple crop on the human resource landscape. Perhaps a time machine would reveal that our prehistoric cave-dwelling ancestors did some background work to ensure that the Columbian Mammoth hunter they were recruiting ticked all …

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How a Bad Hire Can Trigger Constructive Dismissal

How a Bad Hire Can Trigger Constructive Dismissal   Organizations that hire a new employee who has a negative history with a current employee, may find themselves on the wrong end of a constructive dismissal lawsuit and forced to deal with lasting reputation damage. Just ask Thunder Bay-based Tbaytel.   …

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5 Best Practices for On-boarding Seasonal Workers

Whether they need to increase capacity in their retail or online store, help tax filers submit returns on time, ensure that landscape crews are properly staffed — and the list of examples goes on — businesses of all sizes rely on seasonal workers to increase capacity, meet customer expectations and …

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Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires?

Is Your Applicant Screening Process Closing the Door on Great New Hires? When it comes to recruiting, the purpose of screening applicants is to identify the most suitable candidates – and separate them from those that don’t make the cut. Surprisingly however, many organizations — and especially smaller and mid-sized …

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Why "We Don’t Have any Real HR Problems" Means you need an HR Strategy ASAP

Why “We Don’t Have any Real HR Problems” Means You Need an HR Strategy ASAP If you can claim that your business “doesn’t have any real HR problems,” then instead of calculating how much money you’re saving on staff and technology, it’s in your best interest to heed this advice: …

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External vs. Internal Recruiting – Who Does It Better?

  by Laura Randell Jun 13, 2007 It has been debated many times, but the question of whether recruitment is best done with internal or external resources can only be answered at an organizational level, based upon a cost-benefit analysis. When doing this analysis, consider which method of recruitment scores higher on …

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Are Strategic Staffing Solutions the Key to Your Hiring Crisis?

Next to the product or service your company offers, your employees are the most important factor in your business’s success. If finding high quality, reliable employees is difficult, as 41% of Canadian business executives say it is, then that can represent a real problem for any business owner/manager looking to …

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The Unseen Costs of Employee Overtime

Too much work for your existing full-time employees? The first, most natural decision to this problem is to ask your workers to spend a little more time at their jobs in an employee overtime situation. Because your employees will be earning higher wages for this extra work, it’s easy to …

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Employee Incentives Can Be More Than Just Money

What is in it for me? As humans we have the tendency to ask that question. Especially when our time, skills and expertise is demanded of us.  That is why offering employee incentives are so important if you want to attract and keep top talent. An employee incentive can include …

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