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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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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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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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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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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

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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