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Short on staff this holiday? Here’s 5 reasons why you should hire temporary employees

Posted by Rowan O'Grady on Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018

Hire temp employees this holiday season The holiday can be a big stress bubble for employers as there are large volumes of work and staff are away on vacation. On top of this, not having enough staff at hand would mean losing out productivity and risking a high turnover due to rising workplace stress. Fortunately, hiring temporary workers through a recruitment agency such as Hays is an effective way to address the skills shortage. 


Pride at Hays: Why an inclusive workplace is good for everyone

Posted on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Pride at Hays | Bring your whole self to workWhile LGBTQ acceptance has become widespread in the last decade, coming out at work isn’t easy. A workplace that’s open, accepting, and diverse can make that process more comfortable.

“At Hays I want everyone to be able to bring their whole selves to work, so they’re not spending energy hiding who they are and can instead fully embrace being part of our team, working towards their goals, and bringing creative new ideas to the table,” says Hays Canada President Rowan O’Grady. “I’m proud to lead a company that embraces diversity and inclusion every day and at every level.”


Why aren't great people applying to your job ads?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

The find and engage recruitment model will change hiring | Hays Canada BlogJust five per cent of employers get high quality candidates from job boards, but two-thirds still say it’s their first stop when hiring. Why are you using an approach you know doesn’t work… and what could you be doing instead?


6 Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Soley Soucie, Regional Director, Hays Canada, on Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

6 interview mistakes to avoid | Hays Canada BlogNo interview is perfect. But there are mistakes you may be making that can tank your chances of getting the job. As part of your interview preparation, it’s best to know what those mistakes are so you can avoid making them when vying for your dream job.


How to write a powerful personal statement

Posted by Louisa Benedicto, Hays VP of the GTA, on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

How to Write a Powerful Personal Statement | Hays BlogYour personal statement is your elevator pitch: it’s the first thing a hiring manager reads on your resume.The problem is, that pressure to perform can lead to writer’s block. From a look at structure, to what you can include, and a list of important dos and don’ts, here’s how to beat the block.


3 resume screening tips to find the best candidates to interview

Posted Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Friday, Jun 29, 2018

Canada Blog - Resume ScreeningWhether you’re sorting through 20 resumes or 200, you want to be efficient and thorough. Many hiring managers tell us they are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of applications that come in and often more than half are not relevant or sufficient for the advertised role.


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