Managing Your Online Presence to Attract Candidates

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In this technology-driven world, nearly everything we do begins online, and this is especially true when it comes to job hunting. Employers who successfully recruit qualified candidates understand the importance of the online space – both for improving the company’s reputation and for finding the right candidates.  Not only do candidates search for jobs and employer profiles online, but employers also seek to target the right people for open positions. Websites like Indeed combine employers’ reviews with available job postings, … Read More

You’ve Recruited the Right Employee – Now What?

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by William (Bill) Eade, Director Human Resources What I have learned over many years in HR is that employee retention is a huge concern for companies, no matter what size they are.  “Retention”, in fact, has become everyone’s favourite new buzzword.  Now, we HR folks know that retention isn’t simple.  It is a “package” process, made up of everything from total rewards to company culture, from onboarding to succession planning.  Some companies have Mission Statements, Vision Statements, and Company Value … Read More

Durham’s Most Wanted!

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Who remembers the old days when all you had to do to be flooded with skilled trades job applicants was put a want ad in the local paper?  You could say a few words like “Millwright wanted, $25/hr”, list some contact info and pretty soon, qualified millwrights would be banging on your door. That just does not happen any more. The Globe and Mail recently published an article confirming what we already knew:  “The shortage of skilled workers in Canada’s … Read More

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