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The Art of Asking Questions at Interviews Picture this: you've reached the end of an interview, and the interviewer asks if you have any questions. Instead of being tongue-tied or panicking, imagine confidently asking insightful, intelligent questions that leave a lasting impression. That's the magic of preparing for this moment in advance. Not only will it help you shine, but it also saves you from the regret of realizing what you should have asked once the chance has passed. Jotting..Read More
In today's fast-paced, interconnected world, remote job interviews are becoming the norm due to factors like geographic constraints and time efficiency. Many employers now opt for initial video or phone interviews before inviting candidates for an on-site interview. This approach is cost-effective and helps determine if the position is the right fit, while also giving you a great opportunity to showcase your skills and abilities. It's crucial not to underestimate the importance of remote interviews, whether conducted over video or..Read More
Choosing the right reference is crucial to moving forward in your career. Here are some people to consider: Current Supervisors or Managers: Can speak to your experience, work ethic, and character Have worked with you and know your capabilities Former Employers: Know your work well and can recommend you for a job Glowing references can hold as much weight as any other references Valued Coworkers: Can provide insight into what you’re like day-to-day Should be familiar with your work duties..Read More
Candidate experience is how job searchers perceive and respond to an organization's recruitment including attracting, sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and finally onboarding. But, how do you know if you are giving your candidates a positive experience? Testing is one great way. Your organization can put this in place itself. Our first article on drilled down on word of mouth and gives some easy implementation steps. A positive candidate experience rests on reducing the job seekers' perception that their time has been..Read More
Long before social media and viral videos, businesses relied on print, Television advertising, and word of mouth to help sell their products. Usually, word of mouth was a happy by-product of satisfied customers, who then became repeat users and shared their discoveries. To the generation who grew up in the seventies and eighties, no one did a more memorable job of demonstrating the idea of word of mouth than Faberge Organics who created the oft-quoted and sometimes spoofed “and they..Read More
According to the largest human resources membership organization,), “the tide is about to turn.” SHRM refers to a study indicating that “more than half of employees surveyed in North America plan to look for a new job in 2021.” The war for talent has been ongoing since the dawn of hiring. Companies have been competing to attract the top candidates for decades and one of the best ways to maintain a competitive advantage going into the new wave of post covid..Read More
Canada’s labour shortage has been brewing for more than a decade, predating the start of the pandemic. While COVID is having a pent up (and somewhat explosive) effect on the labour market, hiring challenges already existed and are forecasted to continue until at least 2030. To successfully recruit candidates in this recovering economy, employers will want to look beyond the pandemic to the broader forces driving the current and continuing labour crisis. Canada’s labour crisis continues 2022 While some sectors..Read More