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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.

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Optimize your LinkedIn profile

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Monday, Aug 14, 2017

Stand out professionally on social media | Hays BlogUsed properly, LinkedIn is the best way to establish your professional identity, grow your network and exchange insights and opportunities with other professionals. Consider it a living, breathing version of your resume; available for other professionals to discover, even when you’re busy elsewhere.


6 risks it’s worth taking when hiring

Posted Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

Hays blog: 6 hiring risks worth takingSo you have a vacancy to fill, a shortlist of applicants who are mid-way through the interview process, and you want to get this right. There is one candidate in particular who stands out and you have a gut feel swaying you towards them, but hiring them would be risky. Whether it’s a gap on their CV or the fact that they don’t have enough industry experience, something is stopping you from making that offer.


Six questions which will help you spot a productive candidate

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

Spot a productive candidateWhether it’s tips on handling a heavy workload or coping with office distractions, it’s safe to say that advice on how to be more productive at work is just about everywhere you look online.


4 tips for getting more from each interview

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

Hays Blog: Ask better questions to get more from interviewsFace-to-face interviews remain a key part of the hiring process. Conducted fairly and thoroughly, they are an effective and efficient means of gathering relevant information upon which to make a sound decision.

But are you making sure the interviewee has the information they need to make a good decision?


6 tricks for writing an exceptional job ad

Posted Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

Canada Blog - Write an exceptional job adA job ad is the first interaction most candidates have with your company, but most are not well-written, and focus more on what a company wants from a candidate, rather than what the company has to offer as an employer.


3 resume screening tips to find the best candidates to interview

Posted Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

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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