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Whether hiring or looking for your next career, we want to ensure you are equipped with the information you need for recruitment or job seeking success. This blog is the recruitment resource you need, from your Canadian recruitment experts.

Get the latest insights and market research from top industries including construction and property, resources and mining, technology, and banking and financial, and learn from our team's breadth of knowledge on different functions such as accounting, IT, estimating, human resources, procurement and supply chain.

5 Staffing procurement resolutions for 2018

Posted Matthew Dickason, Global Managing Director, Hays Talent Solutions on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

January is the one time of the year that you can scroll through any feed and it’s filled with new year’s resolution Blog3_2018staffingarticles. Whether it be how to improve your fitness routine, how to get that raise, how to save more money or just achieve your goals in general, it’s overwhelming. But unlike many of the ideas in the “new year, new me” articles, we’re trying to keep it as straight-forward (and realistic) as possible. So to kick off the new year here are five staffing procurement changes you can realistically implement in 2018.

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3 mistakes you're likely making in your job adverts

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Blog image: # job advert mistakesThe time has come for you to hire for a new position within your department, and you are keen to attract the best talent possible. You have a clear image of the ideal recruit – from their industry experience and expertise; to their personality, professional conduct and cultural fit.

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How to recruit a purple squirrel

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Friday, Jan 12, 2018

Blog graphic: How to recruit a purple squirrelFor those not familiar with the term, a purple squirrel is a term used in recruitment to describe a candidate that is near impossible to find. It is someone who has a set of niche skills, experience and background to do a specific role.

But, if you are being asked to find that mythical candidate don’t give up hope. Here are 5 simple steps to help you in your search.

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7 resume clichés to avoid – and what to say instead

Posted By Soley Soucie, Director, Hays Canada on Friday, Jan 12, 2018

Resume clichés to avoid | Hays BlogThe language you use on your resume can make a big difference on whether you make it to the next round of the hiring process, and we’ve talked before about how to streamline your resume for success.

But length and brevity aren’t the only things that matter to the recruiter or hiring manager reading your resume.


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How to drive your career when you don’t want to manage people

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

Maximize your career without managing peoplePeople management can seem like a necessary step for career progression, but it's not on everyone's list of goals. I know a number of ambitious, successful people who didn’t want to manage people so they forged their own career path, including reaching senior roles.

So how can you guide your career to find the continual progression you crave, without having to lead a team?

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In a hiring position? Get these top tips on how to interview

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

Blog image: top interview tipsIt can be easy to forget that interviews are just as much about the candidate interviewing you as an employer of choice, as it is the other way around. By brushing up on your interview skills, and learning a few quick tricks to help keep the interviewee engaged and alert, you will not only ensure the candidate is put at ease (and as a result, gives their best performance), but you can be sure that they will leave only having good things to say about your organization. Here’s how:

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