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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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Talent Acquisition

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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