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Insights about the Extended Workforce

The world of work is constantly changing and we try our best to keep you informed about those changes. 

Procom Insights

What is a Vendor Management System?

What is a Vendor Management System? A Vendor Management System (VMS) is a software application, typically cloud-based, that helps to facilitate the process of contingent worker procurement and conting...

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Contingent Workforce

Choosing a Managed Services Program

When an employer is considering partnering with a Managed Services Provider (MSP), it's important to consider whether the MSP has the required processes, personal expertise and technology stack to man...

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Job Seeker

How to tell your interview isn't going well (and what to do about it)

There’s no doubt about it – the pandemic has dramatically changed the interviewing landscape.   In the not too distant past, candidates prepared for in-person, on-site meetings to pitch their skills; ...

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Contingent Workforce

What are the advantages of a Managed Services Program?

A Managed Services Provider  will help employers gain visibility into their contingent workforce program, mitigate compliance risks associated with engaging contingent workers, while also providing gr...

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Contingent Workforce

Is Direct Sourcing right for you?

Direct sourcing programs don’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach when looking to bring talent into your workforce. They do, however, require employers to take five big decisions into consideration...

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Contingent Workforce

What are the benefits of Direct Sourcing?

Direct Sourcing  occurs when an organization engages contingent workers using their own internal resources rather than engaging a third party vendor like a staffing agency to perform the recruitment f...

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Contingent Workforce

What is Direct Sourcing

Direct sourcing happens when an organizations recruits it own workforce directly rather than engaging the services of a third party vendor like a Managed Services Provider (MSP) or a staffing agency. ...

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Talent Acquisition

Candidate Reference Checks: How to verify a reference

Performing a candidate reference check before extending a job offer requires a company to gather qualitative information about a candidate's skill set, strengths and weaknesses, character traits and o...

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Talent Acquisition

Candidate Reference Checks: Preparing for a reference call

Properly done, reference checks are an excellent opportunity to verify all the key issues in your hiring decision for the candidate - ranging from qualitative information about a candidate's skill set...

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Job Seeker

Reasons why your resume isn't reaching HR

Navigating change during uncertain times can feel challenging enough and searching for a job may seem especially daunting. Yet job seekers can still succeed in finding work despite the current and unp...

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Talent Acquisition

Candidate Reference Checks: Types of reference checks

Once a company has identified qualified candidates for a job, it's important to complete the final due diligence by performing a candidate reference check. The two most common types of reference check...

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Talent Acquisition

Types of common interview questions

When Hiring Managers are screening candidates for a job or contract, asking the right interview questions is essential to finding the right fit for the company. Common interview questions will include...

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Talent Acquisition

How to choose an effective interview structure

When it comes to interview structure, there are three types: Unstructured, Semi-structured and Structured. Each type has its own set of processes and interview questions to screen candidates.  

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Talent Acquisition

Types of job interviews

When an organization identifies the need to bring talent quickly and cost effectively into its workforce, employers have several common types of job interviews they can choose from to screen candidate...

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Talent Acquisition

How to interview candidates

A successful interview for any organization includes a set of interview questions based on the job description, an organized interview script and the use of a candidate evaluation form with ranking cr...

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Talent Acquisition

A guide to an effective recruitment process

The recruitment process, to some employers, may sound simple - yet recruitment leaders recognize the process as a series of strategic and critical steps hiring teams must take in order to achieve over...

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Job Seeker

How to use LinkedIn to find a job

LinkedIn offers many free and paid tools to help job seekers in their search for full-time or contingent opportunities.  

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Talent Acquisition

Recruitment Process Outsourcing: FAQs and Benefits

Recruitment Process Outsourcing definition Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a business strategy whereby an organization transfers all or part of its recruitment efforts to an external vendor. ...

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Talent Acquisition

Who's involved in the recruitment process and why?

The recruitment process, to some employers, may sound simple - yet recruitment leaders recognize the process as a series of strategic and critical steps hiring teams must take in order to achieve over...

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Contingent Workforce

What is a Managed Service Provider and do I need one?

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a critical component to managing contingent or Statement of Work workers. An MSP is an outsourced contingent workforce management solution that will manage the enti...

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Talent Acquisition

What are Job Descriptions and why are they important?

Organizations seeking to hire a traditional employee or engage a contingent worker must first develop an internal job description detailing the duties and responsibilities of the job or work being com...

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News

Procom wins Top Supplier by KellyOCG® for Superior Workforce Solutions

Procom Honored as Top Supplier by KellyOCG® for Superior Workforce Solutions 2nd year in a row 

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Talent Acquisition

How to write job postings that stand out & drive engagement

Organizations seeking to engage a traditional employee or contingent worker must first develop an internal job description detailing the requirements of the job. Talent acquisition teams will use this...

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Talent Acquisition

How to write job descriptions by job type

Job descriptions are internal documents that clearly outline the essential duties, responsibilities, qualifications and skills required for a project or job. Job descriptions should also define import...

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Contingent Workforce

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using contingent workers?

Contingent workers are outsourced, non-permanent workers who are commonly referred to as Independent Contractors, contract workers, freelancers, gig workers, consultants, temporary talent or remote wo...

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Talent Acquisition

Job descriptions vs. job postings: What's the difference?

Job descriptions and job postings are two separate documents. A job description is an internal private guide to be utilized when searching for the ideal fit. Job postings are public advertisements of ...

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Job Seeker

Soft skills employers want in the new work world

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world - and the world of work – indefinitely. The future of business as usual is an uncertainty that carries the only certainty of unavoidable change. As indus...

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Contingent Workforce

Overview of Independent Contractor payroll models and services

Payroll refers to the tasks an employer must perform in order to pay traditional employees. An Independent Contractor is not an employee, and therefore, must be paid  through a separate payroll model....

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Contingent Workforce

Best practices for how to manage a contingent workforce

Contingent workforce management is a complex employer responsibility that requires organizations to design, plan and implement a program that aligns their contingent workforce strategy with their over...

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Contingent Workforce

Why you need a contingent workforce strategy

The contingent workforce continues to grow, with 40 per cent of the U.S. workforce already consisting of highly skilled, non-permanent workers who are engaged on a contract or project basis. A conting...

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News

Procom's Director of Recruiting set to speak at Bullhorn’s Engage X

Procom Group of Companies Proudly announces its Director of Recruiting, Wendy Kennah is set to speak at Bullhorn’s Engage X – The online experience June 18-19 

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Job Seeker

How to job search during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus has had a significant impact on the global economy and job market, and in order to stand out during a job search, new graduates looking to enter the market or workers looking to reasse...

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Contingent Workforce

What is total workforce management?

Total Workforce Management or Total Talent Management, is an emerging workforce strategy that gives employers the ability to make better data-driven decisions about which type of resource is most appr...

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Contingent Workforce

Benefits of contingent labor

Contingent workers are outsourced, non-permanent workers that are commonly referred to as Independent Contractors, contract workers, freelancers, gig workers, consultants, temporary talent or remote w...

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Talent Acquisition

Why you should find talent right now

Organizations that are experiencing a surge in demand for services, have experienced slight or no disruptions in services or that are taking a proactive approach to preparing for recovery post COVID-1...

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Contingent Workforce

What is a Vendor Management System?

A Vendor Management System (VMS) is a software application, typically cloud-based, that helps to facilitate the process of contingent worker procurement and contingent workforce management. A VMS will...

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Contingent Workforce

How to choose a contractor payroll model

Independent Contractor Payroll refers to the tasks an organization must execute to ensure Independent Contractors are paid correctly and on time in accordance with their contract or Statement of Work ...

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Contingent Workforce

Independent Contractor Payroll: How to pay contingent workers

Independent Contractor Payroll refers to the tasks an organization must execute to ensure Independent Contractors are paid correctly and on time in accordance with their contract or Statement of Work ...

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News

Procom NCR awarded IT services contract with the Canadian DFATD

PROCOM Group of Companies NCR awarded IT services contract with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)

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Talent Acquisition

How to find talent right now

Organizations experiencing a surge in demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic can find talent by engaging staffing agencies, leveraging referrals from internal staff, building direct sourcing...

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Contingent Workforce

What is a contingent worker?

Contingent workers are outsourced, non-permanent workers that are commonly referred to as Independent Contractors, contract workers, freelancers, gig workers, consultants, temporary talent or remote w...

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Job Seeker

How to update your resume

As the workforce continues to evolve, and the workplace along with it, a resume's formatting, content expectations and standard practices have shifted.  The COVID-19 pandemic has swiftly changed the w...

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Contingent Workforce

Impact of COVID19 on the workforce and contingent workforce staffing

Over 80 per cent of executives surveyed by Oxford Economics say they're increasingly using contingent workers. As of 2020, it's estimated that 40 per cent of the entire United States workforce and 45 ...

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Talent Acquisition

Keys to conducting a successful video interview

A successful video interview will require the right technology, strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills and a solid cultural pitch to engage candidates and uncover who has the personality, c...

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Talent Acquisition

Remote team management: Keeping teams motivated when working from home

To keep remote workers motivated in the current business environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, managers will have to utilize a variety of technology tools and communication methods in their re...

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Talent Acquisition

Effective tips for how to manage remote workers

Managing remote workers successfully means managers must have the support of their organization’s IT and Human Resources Department in order to provide flexible work options and communication tools th...

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Job Seeker

Tips for working from home during COVID-19 outbreak

Working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak involves a combination of technologies, time management, communication and finding the best work/life balance that realistically works for you.   The glo...

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Contingent Workforce

Managed Services Program: Is MSP right for me?

The world of work continues to evolve – quicker than it ever has before – and competitive organizations are increasingly investing in the power of a contingent workforce to become more agile in these ...

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Talent Acquisition

Writing job postings that work

The recruitment landscape is constantly changing. A demand for critical skills, the rise of young talent and a shift in hiring attitudes towards employment have forced organizations to update their ta...

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Job Seeker

How to prepare for a video interview

One of the benefits of a digital job search is the ability to utilize tech to connect-- anytime, anywhere. And when when apps like Facetime can replace face-to-face time, video interviewing is rapidly...

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Contingent Workforce

Which is the best payrolling option for pre-identified contractors?

In today’s competitive business climate, organizations need an agile workforce that can execute strategies and achieve corporate goals quickly and efficiently. Yet, employers must also be responsible ...

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Talent Acquisition

Contractor onboarding checklist: Required documents

Entering the gig economy can be a highly rewarding business strategy -- yet, organizations that do so without the proper governance measures in place or fail to collect the necessary onboarding docume...

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Contingent Workforce

How contractor status impacts hiring costs in Canada

As organizations around the world struggle to overcome workforce challenges created by emerging technologies and shifting demographics, employers doing business in Canada are also re-examining the tra...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Answering analytical questions

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to answer analytical questions in your next job interview. Are you working with someone like Andrea to find your next great opportunity?

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Job Seeker

Extend your contract with these tips

Once you've beaten the bots and impressed during your in-person interview, it's time to tackle the performance part of employment. Because what you do will definitely come under review. For some indep...

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Contingent Workforce

Understanding contractor classification types in Canada

The digital transformation is not only changing the way companies do business, it’s also changing the way they use talent to get it done.

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Setting Google Alerts

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how setting Google Alerts can help get you ahead in your job search. Are you working with someone like Afshan to find your next great opportunity?

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Job Seeker

Your resume: What should remain, be removed or replaced 

As the workforce continues to evolve, and the workplace along with it, it only makes sense that the way in which candidates search for  - and apply to - jobs has also seen a shift in employer expectat...

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Talent Acquisition

Reference checks: How to verify a candidate's reference

Today’s workforce is a wild world. Organizations operating on both sides of the border are experiencing record low employment rates, and it's been decades since there's been an economy where the numbe...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Knowing your numbers

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn what types of numbers will show impact on your resume. Are you working with someone like Maria to find your next great opportunity?

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News

Procom wins 2020 BEST OF STAFFING® CLIENT AND TALENT AWARDS

Procom Group of Companies 

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Talent Acquisition

How to improve your contractor onboarding experience

It’s no secret, worker satisfaction, engagement and retention are critical to your organization’s success. Your ability to effectively manage these vital HR components can have a lasting impact on you...

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Job Seeker

Tech talk: Programming languages to know right now

Thanksgiving. It’s a time honored tradition of gratitude.  And when you’re on a job search, there’s a lot to be thankful for when those in-the-know share hiring insights that can help you get a head s...

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Talent Acquisition

How to keep contingent workers from jumping ship

Hiring was hard in 2019. As organizations grapple to win the war for talent, Canada's labour shortage intensifies, with almost 400,000 positions left vacant. The workforce ecosystem has dramatically c...

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Job Seeker

How to effectively reach out to a recruiter on LinkedIn

There's something to be said about the art of the professional schmooze. Because if perfected, the professional schmooze will captivate the attention, and then hold the interest. One of the first step...

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Talent Acquisition

Recruiting Gen Z: How to engage younger talent

A younger wave of talent is crashing the workforce. For the past decade, millennials (born between 1981-1996) have transformed the way organizations engage the modern-minded worker. They currently com...

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VIDEO | Identifying skill sets

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn about an uncommon but very effective way to search for a job! Are you working with someone like Afshan to find your next great opportunity?

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Talent Acquisition

How to onboard better to increase talent acquisition and retention

Competitive organizations are redesigning their acquisition strategies to capture the attention of today’s younger generation of talent. However, investing in recruiting the new wave worker is of litt...

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Job Seeker

How to write a killer resume headline

Your resume is your professional first impression, and just like in-person encounters, you rarely get a second chance at making it count.  And recruiters are counting. Because it only takes them five ...

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Talent Acquisition

Candidates are ghosting: Are you doing enough to keep them engaged?

Ghosting is a thing. And employers are experiencing what it’s like being broken up with via radio silence. The millennial coined phrase, the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by ...

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Talent Acquisition

Top traits employers need in a 2020 candidate

The future of work isn't so far away anymore - in fact, we're already working in it.  Disruptive changes to business have created a profound impact on the employment landscape. While organizations on ...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Identifying skill sets

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to use your skill sets to search for a job you're qualified for.

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Talent Acquisition

Exploring traditional interview models in the modern work world

As the employment market continues to improve and candidates have more options in choosing how and where they want to work, engaging top talent has become increasingly difficult for employers -- so mu...

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Job Seeker

Top in-demand tech skills of 2020

The Kardashians have nothing on technology – because keeping up with its rapid advancements is infinitely more interesting if you want to stay ahead in the workforce. According to research from McKins...

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Job Seeker

Time management tips: How to juggle your job search over the holidays

The holiday season is known for melting away the winter blues – with people from all over the world using the month of December to re-energize and spend time with family and friends. But what isn’t al...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Knowing Yourself

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn about the motivating factors that you should consider before applying to a job. Are you working with someone like Hamza to find your next great oppo...

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Job Seeker

Competitive advantages of job searching over the holidays

If all you want for Christmas is a contract in the new year, that's a gift you can give yourself this holiday season.

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Talent Acquisition

The real reasons candidates reject job offers

It’s a tight labour market, and both Canadian and U.S. organizations are grappling with the challenges presented by a candidate controlled workforce.  When there was once very little perceived pressur...

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Job Seeker

Resume mistakes that get yours lost in the application black hole

Everyone knows pencils come with erasers because people make mistakes, but resumes aren’t written with pencils. And when recruiters receive an average of 250 resumes per corporate job post, yours can'...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct Sourcing: 5 big decisions to make when designing your program

They go by many different titles: contingent workers, gig employees, freelancers, contractors, but regardless of naming, they all serve the same purpose: providing organizations with flexible, skilled...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Getting organized

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday to learn how you can keep organized during your job search. Are you working with someone like Andrea to find your next great opportunity?

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Talent Acquisition

Talent shortage strategies: How to bridge the skills gap

It doesn’t matter how talented your workers are or what tech training they’ve taken - because obsolescence is overtaking the workforce. 

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Contingent Workforce

What is Contractor Tenure?

Leveraging a contingent workforce in today’s business landscape is a risky but rewarding strategy. With the velocity of emerging technologies, skills gaps in the workforce, shifts in employment attitu...

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Talent Acquisition

Artificial Intelligence and talent management: Is AI friend or foe?

Thirty-five years ago, the possibility of Artificial Intelligence gave rise to the worst type of science fiction fear: An independently thinking machine created to dominate and destroy human kind.  

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Contingent Workforce

What is contractor payrolling?

Amid the rise of the gig economy, more and more organizations are turning to non-traditional workers to quickly and efficiently reach their corporate goals -- so much so that 40 per cent of the U.S. w...

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Contingent Workforce

What is contractor classification?

When onboarding an independent contractor, organizations must classify aspects of the contingent worker relationship to ensure compliance with the correct tax and employment laws. Misclassification of...

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Job Seeker

6 Interview mistakes that will kill your candidacy

Treats for tricks are never a guarantee, and tasteless tricks can be downright poisonous—especially when it comes to your job search.

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Talent Acquisition

Where there could be holes in your hiring program

It's a candidate's market. And they're being selective in their search.  With unemployment rates at the lowest organizations on both sides of the border have seen in decades, the number of open jobs i...

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Job Seeker

How to answer the toughest interview questions

When sitting down for a job interview, even the most qualified of candidates can feel the pressure of a hiring manager's questions when sitting in the hot seat. And before you get to ask some of your ...

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News

Procom ranked 5th largest staffing firm in Canada

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Negotiation expectations

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn all about setting negotiation expectations. Are you working with someone like Milos to find your next great opportunity?

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Talent Acquisition

Recruitment red flags: Spotting the signs of a bad hire

Recruiting, hiring and training new employees is arguably one of the most critical aspects to an organization’s success, and the cost of onboarding the wrong fit is an expensive one -- about 30 per ce...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Fidgeting during your interview

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how fidgeting during your job interview will affect your candidacy. Are you working with someone like Fionne to find your next great opportunity? 

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News

Procom partners with ChangeDriver™ in change management course

Procom partners with ChangeDriver™ to bring master practitioner certification courses in change management nation-wide. Four-day change management courses launch in Ottawa, Canada November, 2019.

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Job Seeker

How to answer the "Why do you want to work here?" question

The interview stage of any job search is probably the most nerve racking of the entire process-- even for the most experienced or qualified of candidates. And although it's true that job interviews ar...

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Job Seeker

How to show impact on your resume

When you’re throwing your candidacy into the employment ring, you can expect to go round for round with the best of the best, and your resume is what’s going to be fighting the first round one. Potent...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Boasting about job offers on social media

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday to learn about why you should probably pause before you boast about a job on social media. Are you working with someone like Daria to find your next great opportun...

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Job Seeker

Didn't get the gig? Here's what to do!

Regardless of how it's sugar coated, job search rejection has a tendency to leave a lingering taste of defeat. And that isn't conducive to confidence. And when 38 per cent of hiring managers agree to ...

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Contingent Workforce

The current state of change management

There’s an increasing velocity of change happening all around us. As emerging technologies and customer expectations force organizations to face faster, more complex and cross functional change than e...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Your personal brand and your job search

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to hone your personal brand during your job search. Are you working with someone like Hamza to find your next great opportunity?

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Job Seeker

Here's why you're not hearing back on your job search

Waves of hiring surges have brought fierce competition back to the job market – for employers. Candidates now have the upper hand in choosing how and where they want to work, a stark contrast to the p...

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Talent Acquisition

Exploring data integrity and reliability in talent acquisition

Measurement is what makes marketing a science, rather than a superstition. We live in an ever-evolving world, and the fast-paced staffing industry is no different. Advances in technology have made har...

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Job Seeker

What to bring to a job interview

Preparation is critical in the approach to employment - yet being prepared doesn't end with conducting pre-interview research or penning informed questions to ask the hiring manager.  After you've app...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Telephone interviews

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn what to have handy during a telephone interview. Are you working with someone like Afshan to find your next great opportunity?

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Job Seeker

How to explain & overcome gaps in your resume

It's a candidate controlled market, and skilled workers can afford to be choosy in deciding how and where they want to work. However, even the most talented of professionals will find it difficult to ...

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Talent Acquisition

Habits of high-performing recruitment teams

In today’s business climate, where supply is down and demand is up, it’s a fierce struggle for organizations competing to engage skilled talent. And strategies that worked years ago won’t be as succes...

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Contingent Workforce

Are you paying too much for directly sourced contingent workers?

Engaging temporary talent can be a risky but rewarding business for companies who operate a contingent worker program. Organizations that are tapping into the temporary talent pool have unprecedented ...

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5 Tips to turn a contract into a permanent consideration

So, you’ve beaten the bots and impressed during your in-person interview, but once you’ve successfully taken on the hiring battle, you still have to win the performance war. Your previous experience m...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Interview fashion for millennials

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to dress for success when heading into a job interview! Are you working with someone like Kristina to find your next great opportunity? 

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | What's your biggest weakness?

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to answer the, "What's your greatest weakness" question. Are you working with someone like Fionne to find your next great opportunity?

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Contingent Workforce

Identifying areas of risk in a contingent workforce program - Canada

The Canadian gig economy is growing at an extraordinary rate and shows no signs of slowing down. Yet, engaging contingent talent is risky business. As an organization’s use of contingent workers incre...

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Job Seeker

How to SEO your resume like a pro

It can be hard out there for a resume.  Because when yours enters the digital race to reach human hands, it must first beat the bots—which can prove tricky for even the most qualified of candidates if...

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News

Procom hosts ChangeDriver™ Master Practitioner courses across Canada

What’s everybody getting wrong about Change Management? The new consultant trendsetters

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Not burning bridges

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn the importance of not burning bridges if you don't get the gig. Are you working with someone like Milos to find your next great opportunity? 

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Talent Acquisition

How to engage and qualify passive talent

If you were to discover that traditional job boards are visited by active job seekers who account for only 30 per cent of the entire global workforce, would that change your recruitment strategy? Beca...

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Contingent Workforce

Modernization and the gig economy: Impact of rolling back reverse onus

A promise to scrap many workplace reforms has been kept to business owners employing full-time and contingent workers in Ontario. The Government of Ontario passed a sweeping labour reform legislation ...

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Talent Acquisition

Negotiation strategies that win over contingent workers

The contingent workforce continues to challenge talent markets on both sides of the border, yet the many advantages that come with contingent workers makes temporary talent critical in order for an or...

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Job Seeker

How to quantify your value on a resume

Recruiters admit they only need seven seconds to qualify a resume. And when the average corporate job opening attracts around 250 applications, it's imperative to immediately impress. And numbers get ...

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Talent Acquisition

Guide to designing a high impact talent acquisition strategy

For over two decades, the ‘war for talent’ is still making headlines—ever since Steve Hankin coined the term in 1997 and McKinsey wrote the book by the same name. Yet, more than 20 years later, the fi...

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Job Seeker

How to dress for a job interview

Thirty three per cent of hiring managers admit to mentally dismissing candidates within the first 90 seconds of meeting them, and their decision isn't dependent on experience or qualifications.  A res...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct sourcing: Designing a program that works for you

They go by many different titles: contingent workers, gig employees, freelancers, consultants and contractors, but regardless of naming, they all serve the same purpose in providing organizations with...

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Contingent Workforce

Identifying areas of risk in a contingent workforce program - U.S.

The U.S. gig economy isn't going anywhere, and to remain competitive, employers are increasingly turning to non-traditional workers to fill open positions created by educational gaps, global competiti...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct sourcing: 3 Steps to designing your program for contract talent

Even the best talent organizations can struggle when it comes to launching an enterprise-wide direct sourcing program. Although most efforts are well founded, some businesses may struggle with the ass...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Interview timing

Watch this week's Career tip Tuesday video and learn all about how timing can be everything! When arriving to your job interview, here's when you should plan on arriving.  Are you working with someone...

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Contingent Workforce

Are you using the best direct sourcing payrolling model?

Every organization is responsible for managing the payroll of its employees and contract workers: tracking and reporting each employee’s wages, bonuses, and all deductions, as well as active support f...

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Contingent Workforce

Direct sourcing: Steps to launching an effective program

It’s a new era of talent acquisition. As candidates continue to drive the current workforce environment, organizations are turning to a more agile approach when competing to engage contingent workers....

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Job Seeker

How to negotiate an employment contract

 The final stage in cementing any business relationship is contract negotiation. Whether you're entering the contingent workforce, becoming a full-time employee or re-negotiating a pre-existing agreem...

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Job Seeker

VIDEO | Multiple applications

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn how to resist sending multiple applications for the same job. Are you working with someone like Courtney to find your next great opportunity? 

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Job Seeker

INFOGRAPHIC | How to SEO your resume like a pro

Are you working with a staffing agency to find your next great opportunity?

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Talent Acquisition

How to attract (and retain) creative workers to your organization

You know who they are. They’re the odd ones. They’re the envelope-pushing thinkers who refuse to accept money, position or stability as their status quo. They create, innovate and push forward on path...

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Talent Acquisition

Chasing Candidates: How to know when to let go

It's a candidate's market. And they're being selective in their search. 

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Talent Acquisition

Is 7 seconds really all it takes to screen a resume?

Hiring can be hard right now. In the current candidate driven market—where niche talent is only available for an average of 10 days—acquiring qualified contingent workers is tougher than ever. And man...

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Talent Acquisition

INFOGRAPHIC | How to keep candidates from going ghost

Ghosting is a thing. And employers are experiencing what it’s like being broken up with via radio silence. 

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Talent Acquisition

INFOGRAPHIC | The key to better job descriptions

Unless your organization is a household name like Pepsi or Apple, chances are that when a job seeker clicks on your job posting, it’s their first time engaging with your brand. Here's how to write job...

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INFOGRAPHIC | How to engage Gen Z - talent acquisition strategies

A demand for critical skills, the rise of young talent and a shift in attitudes towards employment have forced organizations to update their recruitment strategies to reflect this environment in order...

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INFOGRAPHIC | An end to end talent acquisition guide

With current low employment rates, supply is down and demand is up, driving both enterprise-level organizations and small businesses to compete for workers qualified to fill skill gaps created by emer...

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VIDEO | .PDF vs. Word docs and your resume

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn the importance of saving your resume as a word document rather than a .PDF.

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VIDEO | Work history descriptions

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday to learn how to craft a resume that works! Are you working with someone like Afshan to find your next great opportunity? 

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Body language to lose in an interview

Non-verbal communication is a social language understood on a global scale, and it talks a lot louder than words. Because body language shows what we don’t tell, and an observant interviewer will reco...

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Costly hiring mistakes you don't want to make

Hiring is one of the most crucial steps an organization faces when building for success, and  hiring the wrong people can have a detrimental effect on any business - wasting time, money and resources.

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VIDEO | Job search momentum

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video to learn about how to avoid application fatigue during your job search. Are you working with someone like Courtney to find your next great opportunity?

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Interview screening: Questions to ask every tech candidate

The cost of a bad hire is more than an inconvenience to employers and their hiring teams; the true cost is a risk to an entire organization. The U.S. Department of Labor finds the cost of a bad hire i...

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Contingent Workforce

Common misconceptions about contractor payrolling

In today’s highly competitive business climate, strategic organizations must harness resources that can quickly and cost effectively bring on-demand talent into their workforce. Similarly, when peak w...

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Social cues and job interviews: mistakes you don't want not to make

Sometimes on a job search, even the most qualified of candidates can be oblivious to the obvious when it comes to socially acceptable behaviours. A resume acts as a candidate's professional first impr...

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Is recruitment ready for AI? Maybe not yet! Identifying areas of risk

While AI applications and recruiting seem like a natural fit, real world experience is proving the combination might not be quite ready for prime time. Reuters news service reported last week that  sh...

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Artificial Intelligence and talent acquisition: Is AI friend or foe?

Thirty-five years ago, the possibility of Artificial Intelligence gave rise to the worst type of science fiction fear: an independently thinking machine created to dominate and destroy human kind.   N...

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How to highlight technical skills on a resume

Who's got skills? Recruiters only spend up to seven seconds scanning a resume when sourcing niche talent, and if the skills they’re looking for aren’t jumping off the page, there’s a good chance you w...

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VIDEO | Social media profile photos

Watch this week's Career tip Tuesday video and get insights into your social media profile photos during your job search! Are you working with someone like Courtney to find your next great opportunity...

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VIDEO | Workplace Collaborations

Watch this week's Career Tip Tuesday video about workplace collaborations! Are you working with someone like Charles to find your next great opportunity? 

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Resume terms and words to replace right now

Sticks and stones can break your bones but words can also hurt your job search. An average corporate job opening will attract about 250 resumes, and a job seeker has only up to seven seconds to entice...

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Procom named one of Allegis Global Solutions' 2019 strategic partners

Procom Group of Companies named as one of Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) 2019 Strategic Partners for Managed Services

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The questions every candidate should ask in a job interview

Preparing for the job interview is one of the most crucial steps in any job search. Demonstrating that you've researched the role, the company and people working there indicates your interest in the o...

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Here's how to be likable in your interview

There are a lot of moving parts involved in the job search process, and many of them are moving on two feet. Yet, they don't just include candidates you're competing against or senior decision makers ...

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How to find a job on LinkedIn

The social scene has changed. And the work world has evolved with it. In the not too distant past, organizations operating on both sides of the border had the upper hand when hiring. Yet, times have c...

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Didn't get the gig? One of these reasons could be why

If you don't get the gig, it can be hard not to dwell when your candidacy gets declined; however, there are other factors employers consider beyond your experience that influence their hiring decision...

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How to tell you're tanking your interview (and what to do about it)

When you're sitting down with a hiring manager, it can often feel more like you're settling into a game of black jack rather than a job interview. Because hiring managers tend to hold their cards pret...

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How to measure the success of your contingent worker program

Metrics are powerful tools -- and they're critical to managing and optimizing your contract workforce program, yet the data doesn’t automatically convert to better results. Whether you're tracking the...

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Aligning HR and Procurement for better contingent workforce management

Talent is an organization’s greatest asset, and in most cases, its greatest expense.  In today’s tight labour market, the power in employment dynamics has changed, and the best talent is increasingly ...

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The impacts of emerging technologies on your contingent workforce

Advances in technology are disrupting the way organizations do business-- dictating how companies drive revenue, engage customers, structure internal processes, engage candidates and manage their work...

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Procom named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies

Procom Group of Companies  NAMED ONE OF CANADA'S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES

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The best places to network face-to-face

The social scene changed in the early 2000's. Personal space became My Space. And then faces became Facebook; small talk turned into tweeting and networking developed into LinkedIn… And although Linke...

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11 habits that will hinder your job search

Today's gig economy has turned the tables on hiring managers. With more open jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them, candidates now have the upper hand in choosing how and where they want to...

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Procom wins INAVERO’S 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent awards

PROCOM WINS INAVERO’S 2019 BEST OF STAFFING® CLIENT AND TALENT AWARDS

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Is recruitment ready for AI? Maybe not yet!

While AI applications and recruiting seem like a natural fit, real world experience is proving the combination might not be quite ready for prime time. Reuters news service reported last week that Ama...

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Most in-demand tech skills to upskill right now

 

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How to keep your resume out of the application black hole

More often than not, the reason for your resume rebuff is a little robot called an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and its parser feature. When you're looking for a job, its job is to locate and separ...

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Are you using these transferable skills in your tech role?

Skills. Tech jobs tend to require a particular set of them. And when a potential employer is looking for specific proficiencies, you can't simply Liam Niessan your way out of such situations. However,...

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Keep these cliches off your resume!

Resume writing is a serious business. And when you're applying to businesses you want to work for, your resume needs to impress as your professional first impression. An average corporate job opening ...

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How to make a good impression at reception (because it matters)

When your resume has beaten the bots and scored you an in-person interview, the initial face-to-face at the front desk may seem like an insignificant part of the whole interview process.  But when it ...

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Pre-interview research you should be doing

Internet sleuthing is a serious business. And if you’re in the business of becoming employed, you'll want to slip into the role of digital detective and Sherlock Holmes the businesses you're applying ...

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Cannabis legalization and your contingent workforce: Are you ready?

Cannabis legalization is coming to Canada. And for some parts of the United States, it’s already here.

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How to format your tech resume the right way

A resume is more than on-paper-proof of your technical skills and previous experience. It's also your professional first impression, and when a recruiter receives an average of 250 resumes per corpora...

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Are these social media mistakes costing you a job?

Recruiters and hiring managers are creeps. Because a recent study found 93 per cent are using social media in their sourcing process to creep qualified talent where they're hanging out online. Unsurpr...

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How to show confidence in 90 seconds

Confidence. It's that intangible certainty. You can't physically touch it, but you know it's there when someone has it. Because those who do, tend to grab your attention. And then keep it.  When meeti...

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Questions (NOT) to ask in the first interview

When prepping for potential employment, a well-crafted resume is an impressive first impression, but how you handle the hiring manager(s) will determine if there’s a second encounter. Preparing for a ...

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Key pieces every work history description must have

There are certain expectations attached to a resume. Because a recruiter will only spend up to seven seconds scanning one for the qualifications they're looking for before it's dismissed. And they exp...

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Procom ranks #1 on Branham Group’s Top 10 List

Procom ranks #1 on Branham Group’s Top 10 Canadian ICT Staffing Companies for another consecutive year Procom recognized as #1 staffing firm in Canada

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Don't be better. Be different. Here's why!

When it comes to recruitment, hiring managers aren't always looking for the black and white, perfect-on-paper candidates. Because forward-thinking hiring managers know that an organization's future su...

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Company reviews checklist

Information ensures informed decisions. And when you’re attempting to obtain inside intel on a potential employer, a savvy job seeker can get the goods from the outside.   It's 2018, and digital sleut...

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Weird things to remove from your resume

Here’s the thing about being different: it's a good thing. And in certain circumstance, like when you’re on a contract quest or searching for full-time work, it can be a very good thing. Because stand...

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First impressions: How to make a good one

When it comes to professional encounters of the first kind, you’ve got less than two minutes to impress before you’re silently dismissed. Because Hiring Managers admit to knowing within the first 90 s...

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Procom Named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies

Procom Group of Companies  NAMED ONE OF CANADA'S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES  Procom wins prestigious award for 11th consecutive year

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Procom wins Inavero's 2018 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards

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5 types of interview feedback to give your staffing agency

Feedback. It’s the stuff staffing dreams are made of. Because when a recruiter is riding shotgun on your road to employment, interview feedback is like the smooth cement poured over every rut, bump an...

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Job interview mistakes that will turn yours into a horror story

It's true that unprofessional behavior can kill your career chances faster than a bad instalment can massacre an awesome franchise—remember rushing to the theater for Jason X? No? EXACTLY! Because Jas...

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Procom ranks #1 on Branham Group’s Top 10 for another consecutive year

Procom ranks #1 on Branham Group’s Top 10 Canadian ICT Staffing Companies for another consecutive year

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Procom's Kent McCrea wins Top Forty Under 40 Award

Kent McCrea wins the National Capital’s Top Forty Under 40 Award

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Procom Wins Inavero's 2017 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent award!

Procom wins Inavero's 2017 Best Of Staffing® Client and Talent award!

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Procom wins Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards!

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Finding a job on social media

By 2020, the tech-savvy, hyper-connected Gen Z population will make up 50 per cent of the workforce —but they’re not alone. Another 80 per cent of Gen Xers and 70 per cent of Boomers are also online. ...

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Procom Raleigh wins the Triangle’s Best Places to Work Award

Employees are a company’s most valuable asset, and ours like us…they really like us.

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