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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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How to suss out the best person for the job

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Blog image: suss out the right candidates - correctedDuring my years working in recruitment, I’ve seen the same mistakes being made time and time again, which almost always lead to a bad hiring decision.  Most of these mistakes stem from one thing – many hiring managers don’t know what exactly it is they are looking for during an interview or how to assess this during the interview process.

Here are some simple steps to take to help spot the right candidate for your team.


How will technology bring innovations to MSP programs

Posted By Kimball Norup, SVP, Head of Growth at Hays Talent Solutions Americas on Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Innovations in MSP TechnologyThe workforce technology ecosystem is becoming increasingly crowded and complicated, and managed service programs (MSP) providers are well positioned to guide their customers through these and other workforce management challenges. Today’s solutions providers are leveraging technology to create the next-generation of MSP’s that promise to transform the world of work. Here are six technological advances coming to an MSP near you (if they haven't already).


How can direct sourcing evolve with your MSP program?

Posted Kimball Norup, Head of Growth, Hays Talent Solutions on Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Evolve your MSP with targeted direct sourcing | Hays Talent Solutions blogDirect sourcing has revolutionized the way companies hire the perfect candidates for temporary and permanent roles. One-third of companies are already using direct sourcing as part of their contingent hiring, and another 28 percent expect to add it to their programs in the next two years, according to the latest Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey from Staffing Industry Analysts. You are probably already using direct sourcing internally, but how can it work with and enhance your managed programs?


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

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Blog image: Why recruiting temps is no longer just a reactionOver the past decade, there has been a colossal increase in the demand for temporary hires. This widespread trend is no longer one driven solely by cost reduction or a reaction to sudden market fluctuations or business requirements, as it once was.


8 attributes of top leaders and how to spot them during the interview process

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Blog image: Hire great leadersWe all want leaders in our businesses who are able to not just replicate, but to create; who can innovate and drive our businesses forward. But, unfortunately these truly great leaders can be extremely hard to come by.

I’ve therefore outlined for you what I think are the main characteristics of strong leaders, along with some helpful pointers to help you identify these traits during the interview process.


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