86% of workers say this is most important factor when considering a job

If you’re having trouble finding people who want to work for you, one of the things you might consider is offering flexible work arrangements if you don’t already. And if you’re not bringing you’re A Game to create a great candidate experience during the hiring process, you will probably miss out. A recent survey, the…

Avoid these 10 hiring mistakes

Hiring is hard. And sometimes you make the wrong decision, which is terrible because acquisition costs you more than retention. The cost of hiring, training, and onboarding a new hire only to have them not turn out to be what you’re looking for can be more than significant. Mistakes happen. But they can be avoided….

3 reasons why nobody wants to work for you

If you’re having trouble finding and recruiting talent, the problem might be you (or your company). But sometimes it’s difficult to spot something right under our noses, which is why some of the company behaviours that turn off potential candidates can often go unnoticed for long periods of time. Fortunately, once you know what the…

The high cost of a bad hire

Adding a poor-performing member to your team could be costing your company time, money, and morale. Those are the findings of a new report released this morning from the recruitment experts at Robert Half. Their survey of Canadian Chief Financial Officers found that managers in this country spend an average of one full day every…

Employers need to stop ghosting candidates after the interview

Do you call job candidates back after every interview to let them know whether they got the job or not? If not, you might want to start. You are not only causing a lot of anguish, but you are hurting your employer brand. It’s a scenario that plays out everywhere, all the time: at the…

Do resume typos and grammar mistakes really matter that much?

Do resume grammar mistakes and typos still matter, and should they? A recent article on Fast Company asked something like this, and I thought it was an important enough topic to weigh in over here. The answer to the first part of the question is: Yes. They matter. Research suggests that somewhere between 61%-76% of…

Can’t find qualified candidates? Maybe this is your problem

It’s so hard to find good help these days? Or is it? We hear a lot about a skills gap or skills shortage, which is basically companies saying that there just aren’t enough qualified candidates to fill their available roles. Is it real? Like everything else, it depends on who you ask. An author in…