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…

What Canadian workers really want in a job opportunity

Human Resources professionals say they hear the same thing from applicants at job interviews as from departing employees in exit interviews. When asked why they want the job, or why they’re leaving the job, people tell them, “opportunity for advancement…” They took the job because it was a chance to grow in their career. They…

What to do when an employee insults you on social media

Last month, it was reported that Canadian Pacific Railway conductor Stephanie Katelnikoff had been fired for a second time, this time over her social media posts. According to the CBC, Katelnikoff was previously fired after a Banff derailment, but was later reinstated after she was cleared of fault and filed a wrongful dismissal suit. This…