4 Recruitment Mistakes to Avoid

Hiring employees who aren’t a good fit is a costly mistake committed for any organization. It greatly affects the operation and productivity of the business. To avoid this mistake, it's important to have a robust recruitment process. There are many guides and tips for job applicants that tell them on how to ace an interview. But, there are only a handful of articles on guiding interviewers on how to ensure an effective recruitment process. Today’s post discusses the 4 recruitment mistakes Read more [...]

How to Boost Your Confidence in a New Job

New co-workers, an unknown work environment and the hesitation of not being 100% of what you should be doing. Sounds familiar? It’s the scenario every new employee goes through during his/her first day on the job. Regardless of how many years of experience you have in an industry, starting a new job is always a bit scary. You don’t know anything about the new work culture, you don’t know whom to talk to and you don’t even know where to go for coffee. Miserable! This out-of- place feeling Read more [...]

Workplace Stress: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

Two things are true about workplace stress; it’s common and it’s drains you both physically and emotionally. It can occur for many reasons and affect anyone in an organization, be it managers or frontline employees. Some workplace stress is normal, but excessive and ongoing stress is harmful as it starts affecting your productivity and performance. Most employees in North America are suffering from this issue nowadays. According to a survey conducted by The Globe and Mail on 2,700 readers Read more [...]

How to Spot a Bad Staffing Agency

Recruitment agencies play a vital role in helping people find jobs that match their skills. But, not all agencies are same. While there are many legitimate staffing agencies that can benefit your job hunt, some aren’t so ethical. Unfortunately, some less than scrupulous staffing agencies offer fake HR and consultation services to job seekers, and promise things that they never plan to provide. Many candidates fall into the trap of tempting job offers and an easy career by these unrecognized Read more [...]

5 Body Language Mistakes and How to Avoid Them during an Interview

Having the required qualifications and experience is not enough to get your dream job. Body language plays an important role in cracking the job interview as well. Many eligible candidates fail to qualify the first-round to a bad impression they portray through their body language. Negative gestures and bad posture are very distracting for interviewers and display a bad image of the candidate. Over-exaggerated nodding and other involuntary habitual movements are also considered as body language Read more [...]

5 Tips to Work from Home Efficiently

Working from home can seem like a dream come true. Customized office space, comfortable workstation and answering conference calls in your jammies, all these are the perks of working from home that most of us dream about. However, what’s sometimes forgotten about is the lack of a daily schedule and the number of possible distractions. The perks of working from home won’t mean much if your productivity drops to zero. With an increase in the number of employers offering work from home opportunities, Read more [...]

How to Write an Effective Job Advertisement

Not all job advertisements are attractive to eligible candidates. In fact, a bad job advertisement can hurt a company’s brand. It’s important to draft the ad so that it creates interest and motivates the job seeker to apply for the job. That said, the ad should have the potential to convince the candidate that it is the perfect job for him/her. There are a few basic techniques of writing an effective job advertisement. Let’s have a look. 1) Attractive Job Title The first thing that Read more [...]

6 Signs That Show You’ve Cracked the Job Interview

Job interviews can feel unpredictable. Some interviews turn out to be great even if you were not at your best and some interviews go haywire even if you feel you answered all the questions correctly. However, there are some signs to look for that show that your chances are promising. If you’ve recently attended a job interview and you’re early anticipating a call back, then think back and remember if you saw these 6 green lights. 1) The Interview Gets Extended If the interview is Read more [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Writing

A great resume is the first step towards getting a job. It plays a vital role in deciding whether you’ll be invited for the interview or not. Your CV offers a quick overview of your education, experience, skills, accomplishments and career objectives to the recruiter. However, during the screening process, many resumes are sent to the trash bin because they fail to stand out. According to a study conducted by The Ladders, recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume. Therefore, Read more [...]

6 Important Benefits of Hiring a Staffing Agency

Recruiting competent employees is essential for any business. Generally, large companies have entire departments dedicated to recruiting the perfect candidates. However, small businesses usually lack these resources. This is where outsourcing hiring to a professional employment agency comes in. Outsourcing talent acquisition is beneficial for any business size for six reasons. 1) Time Saving - Hiring the right candidate is time consuming. Seeding the job notice on employment sites, writing Read more [...]