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SFU Computer Prof Gets Data-Mining Nod

That the world is awash in data is in no doubt. Less reliable is a widespread conviction that the folks who populate that world have a good handle on what to do with all of them. Which explains why a guy like Jian Pei deserves the accolades of which he’s currently in receipt. Pei, a [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SFU Computer Prof Gets Data-Mining Nod

The Breakfast Method

From asking applicants to submit an essay or sell you something during the interview to insisting they solve logic puzzles or play word-association games, it’s all about the unconventional in the hiring game today. But the cake topper is the strategy recently revealed in an interview Walt Bettinger, CEO of the Charles Schwab Corporation, gave [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|hiring, recruitment, staffing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Breakfast Method

Addressing Mental Illness at Work

Everyone saw the explosion of commercials for Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign last month, and the efforts behind it are unquestionably commendable. But for all the attention paid to the subject of mental illness, it might still not feel like enough for a suffering employee wrestling with whether to tell her boss about her condition. One [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Addressing Mental Illness at Work

The Future of Jobs is Here. Like, Now.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just released its Future of Jobs report — and there’s lots of juicy stuff about those technological and sociological drivers poised to reshape the world’s employment scene between the covers. Among the document’s most noteworthy revelations? That we’ve entered the age of the “fourth industrial revolution.” While it’s all [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Future of Jobs is Here. Like, Now.

Tech Companies Not as Diverse as They Think

Under the radar last week, Apple quietly published an account of its employment diversity record through August 1, 2015. And while the data offer evidence of some progress in the corporate behemoth’s hiring practices, the company isn’t performing at nearly the level its CEO Tim Cook declared it to be taking last year, when he [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|recruitment, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tech Companies Not as Diverse as They Think

Outsourcing Payroll: Why You Should Be

There’s no shortage of noise out there decrying the hassle and confusion around tackling corporate payroll responsibilities internally. Much better, go the conclusions upon which the puzzlers ultimately land, to farm the stuff out to an organization for whom it’s neither a hassle nor confusion. Here are five reasons why: 1.  Peace of mind. A [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Outsourcing Payroll: Why You Should Be

Out with the Old

The latest monthly account of staffing activity in this country shows a continued decline. The Canadian Staffing Index recorded a reading of 108 in November. That this is lower than the 111 reading achieved in November 2014 (even in spite of this November having one more working day in it than last) perpetuates a trend [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Canadian Staffing Index, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Out with the Old

Talent Recruitment and Management in 2016

Here’s a prediction for the second half of the month of December: that the world will be papered in predictions. Done, courtesy (in this instance) of global human resource and organizational advisory firm Korn Ferry. Its Futurestep division, aided by two dozen participating global experts on the stuff have just published their forecasts for the [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Talent Recruitment and Management in 2016

National Hiring Portal for Homeless Youth Turns Problem into Possibility

There’s nothing like a bout of homelessness to dash a person’s expectations of, and chances for, viable employment. A new web-based social enterprise is seeking to address that black mark, though, with a Canada-wide program aimed at linking employers and willing would-be employees. How it works HireUp is a youth-hiring initiative that will operate like [...]

By |November 20th, 2015|homelessness, Keen Technology, recruitment, staffing|Comments Off on National Hiring Portal for Homeless Youth Turns Problem into Possibility

Employer Portal Seeks to Streamline Foreign Workers’ Hiring

Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) Canada has launched a new online system, the Employer Portal, to oversee the processing of employment offers Canadian employers make to foreign workers through the International Mobility Program (IMB). The IMB distinction is critical. Employers who extend employment offers to individuals via IMB are exempt from having to secure proof — [...]

By |November 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employer Portal Seeks to Streamline Foreign Workers’ Hiring
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