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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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What do you need to unlearn before starting a new job?

Posted by Louisa Benedicto, Hays Canada VP, on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

 What do you need to unlearn before starting a new job?Throughout your career you will learn new skills at every stage, but moving from a role where you were a confident expert into a new job that will help you advance can be especially challenging. The opportunities to learn new things is huge, but only if you make the right start.
There’s one thing we can all do, especially in a new role, that will save time, effort, anxiety and misunderstandings.


The new world of recruitment – or why you’re not getting great hiring results from job ads any more

Posted by Rowan O’Grady, Hays Canada President on Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Why the right person didn't apply to your job adTechnology is changing every industry and function, from automation to AI, and recruitment is no different. Social media was one of the biggest shifts, as it changed how people accessed information and searched for jobs, but today social media is just one factor in a shift away from the old “advertise and apply” method.


Common MSP implementation challenges and how to avoid them

Posted Kimball Norup, SVP, Head of Growth at Hays Talent Solutions Americas on Monday, Jan 8, 2018

Blog2_implementationchallengesManaged service provider (MSP) programs can provide companies, and their hiring managers, with many benefits by providing a single system that finds the right talent, allows standardized processes and introduces best practices. Once you choose the right solutions provider for your business, the implementation process begins. Working to ensure that all vendors, suppliers, clients, and workers are on the same page, comes with its challenges. Hays Talent Solutions has established themselves as a leading global MSP, working with clients across many industries and regions. With our background and vast experience as an MSP here are some of the challenges and key learnings we’ve gathered that will help you avoid future mistakes and ensure your MSP implementation is successful.


Why recruiting temps is no longer seen as a knee-jerk reaction

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Friday, Jan 5, 2018

Blog image: Why recruiting temps is no longer just a reactionEveryone's talking about the rise of the contingent workforce, but some hiring managers still see temps as a reactive move, possibly caused by poor planning or preparation. The increasing use of temps is no longer driven solely by cost reduction or a reaction to sudden market fluctuations or business requirements, as it once was.


Hire for success – prioritize personality

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Blog image: How to hire for success – prioritize personalityThere are many boxes to tick off when choosing someone to hire but one of them I find many hiring managers overlook – personality. When I hire, I’m considering how I need to build a cohesive, well-functioning unit in which the members all complement one another, not just in terms of capability, but also in terms of personality fit. I want a team made up of people who recognize the value of working together for the greater good, as opposed to just pursuing individual success.


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