Recruitment

With 51 percent of employers rejecting candidates based on social media, here’s how to avoid liability from discrimination claims

The majority of employers research prospective employee profiles on social media and online. According to a survey by Sterling: 90 percent of employers include some form of social media screening. 56 percent of employers found their best candidates via social media 51 percent of employers reject candidates based on what …

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How to take hire top talent in a tight job market: 3 corporate tips and how to hire the “passive” candidates

Although most of the jobs added appear to be in the construction industry, the Canadian economy broke records, adding 106,500 jobs in April 2019, according to Statscan. This trend is expected to continue, as long as interest rates remain stable. This contributed to an unemployment rate of 5.7 percent, the …

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17 most in-demand job positions in Canada from 2019 to 2024— emerging trends and most-competitive careers

What are the top careers in demand for 2019 and 2020, and beyond to 2024? According to our research of the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) and two recent studies, healthcare professions are in the highest demand. Less than half of the careers which were in demand in 2018 [you’ll …

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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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