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Category: Human Resources

What standard questions should employers ask prospective employees?

Posted on August 20th, by Karen Epp in Human Resources, In The Media, Interviewing Advice, Karen Epp. 1 Comment

Don’t forget to assess drive and motivation when hiring an employee

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Camila Louzada: Global recruitment manager, Vision Critical

Interviewing can be an overwhelming experience; trying to assess a candidate’s entire history, skills and fit in an hour is quite the task. As a consequence, important questions not directly related to skills often fall through the … Read More »


What a Background Check Covers (And What it Doesn’t)

Posted on August 13th, by Lougie in Human Resources, Recruitment. 1 Comment

The background check. It sounds intimidating, all-encompassing, legally binding and almost invasive in scope. Many people — employers or employees — never deal with them directly, and have only the vaguest ideas of what they really are or what they might reveal. In the childcare industry, though, background checks can be life-changing documents, for both nannies and … Read More »


Rigidity Does Not Equal High Standards

Posted on July 22nd, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Human Resources, Recruitment. Comments Off on Rigidity Does Not Equal High Standards

As professional recruiters we come across every kind of hiring process imaginable from one interview and hire to 15 interviews and counting as well as a multitude of candidate criteria including “must have industry experience” , “must have post secondary education” to “we prefer to hire outside the industry” and education is not as important … Read More »


2 in 5 Canadians Have Witnessed Some Kind of Misconduct in Their Workplace

Posted on July 9th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career Development, HR Management, Human Resources. Comments Off on 2 in 5 Canadians Have Witnessed Some Kind of Misconduct in Their Workplace

A survey recently conducted by Ipsos Reid revealed that 2 in 5 Canadians have seen some kind of misconduct in their workplace. Of those who witnessed wrongdoings, 48% did not report it.

What was more staggering, is that only 31% feel confident that your report would be properly investigated. Your warning bells should be ringing.

Types of … Read More »


Wanted: People who understand numbers and business

Posted on June 12th, by Lougie in Career, HR Management, Human Resources, Recruitment. Comments Off on Wanted: People who understand numbers and business

Evan Garmaise describes himself as a bit of a gearhead and a numbers guy who’s interested in management. He says it was hard to find a role that combines his talents, despite his computer science degree and MBA. So the 32-year-old analyst was excited to spot an ad for a program that provides training in … Read More »