Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Workplace Teamwork: Why, How and its Role in Retention

Posted on December 27th, by Jessica Miles in HR Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on Workplace Teamwork: Why, How and its Role in Retention

Just ask any sweaty, champagne-soaked athlete who is lifting a major trophy: teamwork is critical to success. Regardless of whether you’re part of a Superbowl-questing football team or you work in more modest surroundings, achieving this elusive teamwork goal is worth striving for. But why? And how? And what is the role of teamwork in … Read More »

Hazy Understanding: HR Implications of Legalized Cannabis in Canada

Posted on November 21st, by Jessica Miles in Recruitment. Comments Off on Hazy Understanding: HR Implications of Legalized Cannabis in Canada

Cannabis and its related products have been banned substances in Canada since 1923, but after medicinal use was legalized in 2001, the country moved this year to also legalize (and tax) its recreational use. On October 17, Canada became the first G7 and G20 country to legalize cannabis [1]. While other countries such as the … Read More »

As Canadian and Global Mining Indices Plummet, the Reaction from the Job Market

Posted on October 11th, by Jessica Miles in In The Media, Industry Resources, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on As Canadian and Global Mining Indices Plummet, the Reaction from the Job Market

Recent data from mainstream mining indices are showing a rapid decline in value, in some cases not seen since early 2016. The S&P TSX Metals & Mining Index has plummeted almost 19% from July this year, and the Global Index dropping almost 12% in the same period (July to October 2018).

As a reference, these indices … Read More »

Video interviews in the recruiting process: benefits or biases?

Posted on August 24th, by Jessica Miles in Recruitment. Comments Off on Video interviews in the recruiting process: benefits or biases?

Video interviewing has become an increasingly popular tool in the recruitment process. When the video recruiting trend in HR began to take hold from 2011 to 2013, its popularity grew 49% to the point where six out of ten HR managers were using video to interview candidates [2]. While this level of adoption has held … Read More »

What To Know About Background Checks

Posted on May 24th, by Jessica Miles in Job Search. Comments Off on What To Know About Background Checks

If a potential employer requests a background check, the candidate who they are considering hiring must provide written authorization.  It is very important for candidates to provide authorization to the background-check company directly for privacy reasons.

Since it is the employer who is requesting and paying for the background check the information will not be shared … Read More »