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Virtual Reality in Human Resources

By Employer
Early virtual reality began in the 1950s by Morton Heilig, and since has evolved into a massive and increasingly growing market, being utilized for more wide-range purposes outside of just video games — like education, shopping, healthcare, and even space. That’s right, SPACE (Read more about it here). Read More

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The Millennial Welcome Basket

By Employer

Just hired a millennial? Good luck! They’re intriguing and mystifying creatures, impossible to understand or decode like extraterrestrial lifeforms. You’ve recognized their talent and decided to add one to your squad (as they would say) – but you’ll need to onboard them the millennial way, with the welcome basket for millennials. Here’s what’s inside the basket: Read More

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Elements of a Great Workplace

By Employer, Jobseeker

For the past 19 years, Canada’s Top 100 Employers has compiled a list of the leading employers in their respective industries. The evaluation consists of eight standard selection criteria used to determine winners. Let’s dive into the eight criteria to see what the best companies practice. Read More

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Employee Engagement

By Employer

It’s time to tackle employee engagement. Conduct your research and gather strategies to boost team morale and maximize productivity.

Implement flex hours? Give extra vacation days? Team competitions and contests outside the office? All great ideas, but alone, they won’t work long-term. Rewards and perks are wonderful to offer, but that’s all they are: rewards and perks – temporary stopgaps designed to slow the drowning of a disengaged team sinking deeper and deeper. Think of the time Bart Simpson clogged the flooding submarine’s pinhole leak with his new, fancy earring – but in this scenario, you have a cantaloupe-shaped crack with only an Employee of the Week plaque in hand. Read More

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Matchmaking: Selecting the right employee

By Employer

In anticipation of the approaching National Matchmaker Day, we’re blogging a two-part series on matchmaking for employers and matchmaking for jobseekers.

You’ll spend as much time around your new employee as you will with your significant other. You’ve prepared a set of questions you’ll ask the candidate on the first interview. You hold core values you’re looking to find in that person. You have a type in mind (Foodie? Traveller? Gym rat? Tech whiz?) If you say you don’t, you’re probably lying. Read More