How to interview and onboard new hires remotely in midst of COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian economy was performing solidly, with near record-low unemployment. Many companies were experiencing labour shortages, fiercely competing for skilled talent. With 2020 budgets already approved and plans for the year well underway, not all hiring can grind to a halt in the face of concerns about the virus. So, how…

Coronavirus trend: Big companies shifting to video interviews exclusively

The spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, is not only impacting the way people travel and work, it’s changing the ways we find work as well. In order to reduce the number of people physically interacting with employees, an increasing number of big firms are cancelling face-to-face job interviews. Google was among the first to shift…

Questions to be ready for in a teaching job interview

So you want to be a teacher? Good call. You have the chance to work with children and young people, share your passion for learning, and help shape the minds and habits of the next generation. Plus of course you also get iron-clad job security, a great pension, and summers off. But in many jurisdictions…

Insider tips on the hiring process (that can give you an edge)

I’ve had to the opportunity to hire people for many teams over the years, and I’ve learned a few things that I didn’t know when I was a job seeker looking for work. Here are some recruiting realities that many candidates don’t know. I hope these can help you out with your job search! There’s…

Win the job interview in under 10 minutes

Most employers make up their minds about candidates within the first few minutes of the interview. So, starting off strong and making the right first impression are crucial for landing the job. You are under scrutiny from the moment you arrive for an interview. From your casual small talk and handshake, to body language and…

New study determines the precise length of the perfect handshake

You have to get this right. Your handshake with a potential employer at the outset of a job interview really matters. A new study from the University of Dundee’s School of Social Sciences found that the length of time you spend shaking hands can set the tone for the rest of your interaction. Research has…

Study: The best (and worst) colours to wear to a job interview

Research collected from surveys of roughly 2,000 job applicants, some who were successfully hired – and many more who were rejected – sheds some light on what makes for a successful job interview. The participants who were successfully hired reported having some surprising things in common. One of these was the colour of the clothes…