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Recruitment Week

Welcome to Talent Canada’s special Recruitment Week, brought to you in partnership with Cegid.

In today’s competitive business landscape, the importance of strategic recruitment cannot be overstated. Talent is the cornerstone of innovation, growth, and success in any organization. This week, we delve into our extensive archives to bring you insightful content that illuminates the critical role of recruitment in shaping the future of businesses across the nation.

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The anatomy of an effective job interview: Avoid yes, no questions and overcome unconscious bias

The perfect recipe for a good job interview starts long before the candidate walks into the room or logs into the Zoom call, according to Kiljon Shukullari, Toronto-based HR advice manager at Peninsula Canada. Read the full story.

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Employers should use skill-based hiring to find hidden talent and address labour challenges

A concerning trend known as qualification inflation has been plaguing hiring practices for years. Qualification inflation — also known as degree inflation — refers to the growing number of employers requiring degrees and extensive experience for jobs. Read the full story.

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From spotted timberwolves to moving Mount Fuji: The art and wit of job interviews

Conducting a job interview is always more art than science, but there are some guardrails that can be put in place to ensure HR and the hiring manager get the information they need to make the best decision, according to Evert Akkerman. Read the full story.

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Young Black men in Canada face racism, ageism and classism when looking for work

Youth employment in Canada continues to be a concern. Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 are less likely to find and sustain employment compared to an older population of Canadians. According to Statistics Canada, around 11 per cent of youth aged 15-24 are unemployed. Among young Black Canadians that number is around 17.5 per cent. Black people in Canada continue experiencing oppression and dehumanization because of how their skin colour is viewed and represented. Read the full story.

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‘Duties may vary’: Outdated jargon in job postings is turning off candidates

In the delicate dance to attract workers, language matters — a lot. A recent survey from Randstad Canada found that word choice in job postings and descriptions is often an obstacle in attracting candidates. Read the full story.

Estella Peterson, a First Nations woman, is a heavy equipment operator in the Athabasca oilsands. (CNW Group/Indigenous Resource Network)

Companies challenged by labour shortage seek to recruit, retain Indigenous workers

A growing number of Canadian corporations are pursuing cultural awareness training in order to get better at recruiting and retaining Indigenous employees. Read the full story.

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Trust and stability: The hottest recruitment trend of 2023

The battlefield rules in the war for talent are changing, according to Steve Knox, vice-president of talent acquisition at Ceridian. Full story.

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Canada’s Wonderland, Wet’n’Wild share mass-hiring secrets as they prep for 2023 season

Hiring one worker can pose enough of a challenge, but when you’re looking to hire hundreds — or even thousands — of seasonal employees, you need to take a different tact. Read the full story.

Members of the force protection team conduct firing drills at the Mihail Kogalniceanu (MK) Air Base in Romania, 30 August 2022. Photo: Corporal Eric Chaput, Canadian Armed Forces photo.

Military sounding alarm over recruiting problems as Canadians steer clear

The Canadian Armed Forces is sounding the alarm over a severe shortage of recruits to fill thousands of vacant positions, with the shortfall so bad that senior officers are now calling it a crisis. Read the full story.

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Employers in Penticton sing praises of hiring workers with disabilities

At a time when businesses are closing due to staffing shortages there’s a workforce out there that is ready, willing and able to do the job. Read the full story. 

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Alberta kicks off campaign to attract skilled workers from Toronto and Vancouver

Premier Jason Kenney kicked off a campaign to lure skilled workers from Toronto and Vancouver as he doubled down on his criticism of a so-called Alberta sovereignty act pitched by one of the candidates running to replace him. Read the full story.

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‘Late to the party’: Seasonal businesses face hiring struggle amid low jobless rate

Seasonal industries are struggling to ramp up ahead of the busy summer rush as Canada’s rock-bottom unemployment rate and swelling job vacancies create an acute hiring crunch. Read the full story.

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U.S. civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI in recruitment

The federal government said that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights laws. Read the full story.

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Planned recruiting ads aimed at women as military struggles with sexual misconduct

An expert on sexual misconduct says it would be dishonest for the Department of National Defence to promote the military as a positive place for women to work in a coming campaign after widespread reports to the contrary. Read the full story.

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Why it makes good business sense to hire people with disabilities

Managers sometimes assume that hiring employees who live with disabilities will be more expensive. They worry that these employees will perform at a lower level, be absent more often, need expensive accommodations and will then quit. Read the full story.

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‘War for talent’: Retail, restaurants offer perks to lure workers in hot job market

When increasing wages wasn’t enough, the owner of a Halifax-area baby boutique teamed up with other retail operators in a small suburban mall to turn a part-time sales position into a full-time job. Read the full story.

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Would you hire someone with a face tattoo?

Tattoos are ubiquitous now, especially among younger Canadians. Once a symbol of counter-culture, of biker gangs and prison inmates, they’re now so common-place they barely elicit any reaction at all. Read the full story.