Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Get help to find the best staff

Posted on May 9th, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Recruitment. Comments Off on Get help to find the best staff

Stuart Foxman / May 01, 2012

It’s time to fill a position. Contracting out the placement can be one of your smartest hires.

What it is

Recruiters, search firms, staffing agencies, headhunters—by any name, they help you find the right fit for a job opening.

Why you need it

Representatives from these firms can source and screen candidates, check references, … Read More »

Outlook for Specialists in Human Resources

Posted on May 4th, by Lougie in HR Management, Job Search. Comments Off on Outlook for Specialists in Human Resources

Excerpts from Service Canada Repo2012-01-05


Type of work

Specialists in human resources develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers on personnel matters.

For the full and official description of this occupation according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC), visit the NOC site.

Examples of Occupational Titles

Business agent, labour … Read More »

Women: More Honest and Hardworking?

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Women: More Honest and Hardworking?

What’s the workplace really like? A new survey claims women are working their tails off… and men are more likely to play hooky.
According to a survey of 5,000 U.S. employees performed by theFIt.com, 54% of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41% of men.
And, at least in one aspect, women … Read More »

Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

Posted on April 30th, by Lougie in Leadership. Comments Off on Stop Working More Than 40 Hours a Week

You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong.

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There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids.  Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only recently “came … Read More »

Is Your High-Profile Job Worth The Price?

Posted on April 24th, by Lougie in Leadership. 1 Comment

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Certain careers such as those in the medical and legal  professions are generally considered to be prestigious and lucrative.

But there are costs – both tangible and intangible – involved in pursuing careers in these and other well-paying professions.

Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Read on to find out.

Dream Jobs Vs. Lucrative Professions

Let’s … Read More »