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Celebrating pride by promoting LGBTQ inclusivity at work

How companies should respond to the novel COVID-19

4 keys to unbiased recruiting

How to use video interviews to screen candidates

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Be a diversity and inclusion workplace champion

Attracting top talent and running a business that resonates with a wide audience requires a shift in diversity and championing an inclusive company culture. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices make workplaces better, and there are simple things that any company can do to appeal to diverse candidates.   There are not only proven tangible business benefits to bringing together […]

5 Steps to Your 5-Star Job Ad

Every recruiter writes their job ads differently, but they all have the same goals in mind. They want to create a job ad that is optimized for search, stands out from the rest, and sells prospects on the position. And that’s exactly what this article will show you how to do. To get more details […]

Overcoming Video Job Ad Jitters

Monster Studios is a new and exciting platform that allows you to create, edit and post video job ads on your own. But if you are a little camera shy, dread a lengthy approval process, or are short on time, just know that there’s no need to pass up on the opportunity to attract and […]

The ultimate guide to hiring new grads

A new crop of motivated grads is now finally finished school and ready to take on the career world. They’re looking to graduate to a great new job, and your job is to captivate the best and the brightest—that’s if you want to succeed and grow your business. But if you’re not differentiating yourself from […]

Best work from home practices for employers

With the massive shift to remote work, keeping off-site staff safe and engaged is imperative. Before the pandemic of 2020, working from home was a perk. Now it is the new norm. Nearly 40 percent of Canadians are in jobs that can be done from home. This massive shift is compelling employers to play catch […]

Reopening after COVID-19: Companies need a smart game plan

 In the wake of the pandemic, businesses need a smart game plan to reopen, and survive and thrive. That goes beyond incorporating general government health rules and guidelines—sure they’re a must-do, but they only set the minimum requirements. Each company’s reopening will likely look different. There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy. “It is the responsibility of each company […]

Can you prevent downsizing by accessing government funding?

Having to lay off workers is one of the most agonizing decisions a business owner or manager can make. When revenues plunge suddenly, e.g. as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that choice is even more excrutiating. Staying afloat may take precedence over keeping staff aboard. Downsizing often seems like your only decision—and sometimes it […]

How to use video interviews to screen candidates

Just when you had mastered face-to-face job interviews, along came COVID-19. Almost overnight the virus changed basic hiring procedures. As a result, remote interviewing is the new norm. Fortunately, vetting potential staff via phone, email and video had already been on the rise, particularly in the initial screening process. Now that via video conferencing and […]

4 keys to unbiased recruiting

Have you done a quick inclusion audit lately? On the recruiting side, your sourcing and hiring should be close as possible to bias-free.   That may not require resorting to blind recruitment – removing personally identifiable info from job applications. But it might. Being inclusive also involves accessibility, adhering to human rights standards, and hiring more […]

How companies should respond to the novel COVID-19

What to do when it might be dangerous to have your employees at work The world is in the midst of what could be one of the most significant pandemics of the century. At the very least, a disease epidemic, unlike anything the world has seen in over a decade. And it’s hitting people hard […]