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It’s time to reframe (dis)ability

By Jan van der Hoop Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege to work in a couple of organizations who had the courage and good sense to employ people with disabilities. My first such experience dates back


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Your people – and not you or your product – will ultimately determine the fate of your business.

By Jan van der Hoop My wife and I had the great good fortune recently to join some friends on a trip to France and Spain. It had been a while since we were last in France and we were


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How the Shift to Mobile is Impacting Recruiting Needs

By Marc Belaiche and Nicole Paloucci The number of job seekers using their mobile device to search for jobs has risen significantly over the last few years. By converting your job postings to a mobile-friendly version, you can increase the


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Employer’s benefits of Onboarding for new hires and student placements

By Rosa Lokaisingh Why would an employer spend a considerable amount of money to hire the right candidate, and then leave him/her to sink or swim within the organization? This does not make good business sense and can have a


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How things change when you start with Fit

By Jan van der Hoop When it comes to hiring, we’ve all heard the old adage, ‘Hire for attitude, and train whatever’. It’s certainly not a new concept, but it’s one that’s been notoriously hard to do consistently well. We’ve


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Hiring More Experienced Employees

By Marc Belaiche Some estimates indicate that Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) currently account for as much as 46 percent of the Canadian workforce. In addition, according to Statistics Canada, it is likely that one out of every


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A Win-Win-Win Proposal for Employers, Students, & Institutions

 By Devin Kreuger The GTA is home to world-class post-secondary educational institutions, so local businesses have numerous low-risk options for recruiting top-notch personnel. No doubt you already know about campus-based Career Centres, but have you considered taking on an internship


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9 Essential Skills Employers expect to see in a Graduate Student

 By Rosa Lokaisingh Few students have it – the 9 essential skills that an employer expects to find when hiring a graduate student. Those who took on leadership roles in their academic institutions, like President or Director of the Student


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Ever wondered what it REALLY takes to be successful at your company?

By Jan van der Hoop We have all developed our own tricks for dealing with a stack of résumés. I’ve seen my share over the years, from the fanciful (Google-like screening questions along the lines of ‘How many golf balls


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Effective techniques for filling open positions

By Marc Belaiche A major challenge for many companies is trying to find suitable candidates to fill open positions. There are many options available and there is no right or wrong answer as to which technique is best. Depending on


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