The article, “Bummed out at work? Join the club”, by Tavia Grant and Wallace Immen and based on a survey commissioned by Desjardins Financial Security, suggests Canadians are increasingly stressed on the job, leading to rising levels of burnout and depression. “Stress, burnout and depression create huge fallout in the workplace that far exeeeds taking a sick […]
Are you prepared to respond to your HR Interviewer when it is suggested that you are either overqualified or underqualified for the job position you are seeking? Tony Martin’s article, “When skills aren’t a perfect fit” provides advice from four of the top recruitment specialists, including David Perry, Managing Partner of Perry-Martel International. If there is one common […]
Secrets for searching for a job during a recession
Educating clients on how to optimize their job search is one of the many services I provide. As a Certified Job Search Strategist, I am always sourcing processes and materials I can share. Recently, I came across an excellent article written primarily for I.T. professionals, however, the content is applicable to all job seekers in […]
Are you online and attracting the attention of Hiring Managers?
Over 150 senior executives from 1,000 companies were recently surveyed by an independent company employed by Robert Half International. The question asked, “Which of the following technology tools do you believe will be most useful in your firm’s recruiting efforts in the next three years?” The results were predictable to me, however, I suspect they will […]
Interviewers Making Mistakes!
Really, do interviewers make mistakes? Yes, of course they do. It’s a two-way street; a meeting of the minds. Interviewers always get nervous. It’s only human nature. Surveys normally focus on the interviewees. However, recently Development Dimensions International (DDI) turned the tables and decided to research interviewers with some intriguing findings. They asked interviewees questions […]
The C-Suite Survey
Recently the Report on Business and Business News Network conducted a survey with 150 executives about their views on the Canadian economy and their company. It produces some interesting findings: Labour Shortage An outstanding 84% of Canadian Executives say it’s already hard to find talent. Western Canada is really hurting, with the service sector experiencing major staffing […]
I know I.T. is picking up; here is the evidence of how fast.
Many I.T. professionals choose me to write their resumes. During the last few years it’s has been tough for them to find new positions, the jobs haven’t been there and competition has been fierce. In the last few months I have noticed a considerable up turn in all facets of I.T. across the world, especially […]
Korn/Ferry International Executive Recruiter Index
Statistics fascinate me: you can slice them, you can dice them, but when they come from one of the world’s premier International Executive Search providers one has to take a harder look. In Korn/Ferry’s recently released International Executive Recruiter index the following questions were asked to 198 international recruiters with some interesting results: Generally speaking, […]