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Although the thought of a new career opportunity is exciting, searching for a job can be truly frustrating. Browsing online vacancy databases, drafting applications, sending resumes and often, not hearing back from many of them is obviously not good for a job seeker´s spirit.  Finding the right job is just not an easy task and… Read more »

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When you finally get that interview planned, it´s time to get prepared. And getting ready for your interview is not just about preparing answers to possible questions, researching the company and practising your elevator speech. You should also think about what you are going to wear. And, although you may think this is straightforward, you… Read more »

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When you need some help with the recruiting process or with finding very specific profiles, a staffing agency can be a great way to get access to the best talent. However, when you are looking for a staffing agency to work with, what kind of questions should you ask them to see if you want… Read more »

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When you finally find your perfect candidate, it is time to start the preparations for their onboarding. There are quite a lot of smaller and bigger tasks that need to be arranged before the candidate actually joins the company and it can be easy to forget about a few things in the rush to get… Read more »

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If you want to attract the best talent, you are not the only one. All of your competitors are looking for those candidates as well and are doing everything they can to convince job applicants to come and work for them. So, if you want to have a chance to attract the best candidates, you… Read more »

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As a recruiter or hiring manager, you have probably seen it all. Although most people know they should put a decent and representative email on their resume, you would be surprised about how many people don´t. Innocent high school Hotmail email directions are just the light version, lovelylinda@xxx.com is probably not the greatest email account… Read more »

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When it comes to hiring employees, it is important to know the specifics of different types of employees because it impacts taxes and other legal topics. It is your responsibility to report what kind of employees you have working for you, common-law employees, statutory employees or statutory non-employees. Therefore, it´s important you know the differences… Read more »

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Hiring quality casual labor can be a big challenge for many companies and especially small businesses may struggle because they don´t have a dedicated recruitment team and therefore “recruiter” may just be one of the many hats someone wears. This makes it difficult to dedicate the proper time and energy to hiring casual labor and… Read more »

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One of the areas of HR that most people don´t like that much is all the administrative tasks and paperwork that comes with the job. Because let´s face it, there is so much paperwork. And although a lot of the paperwork actually happens online these days, there is still a lot of record keeping involved… Read more »

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First of all, if it´s time to start hiring your first employee, congrats! That means business is going good and you are ready to expand beyond just the founder(s) of your company. However, hiring your first employee might be a daunting task, especially if you don´t have any experience with selection and recruitment. Here are… Read more »