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Wendy Kennah

Wendy Kennah

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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