How to Hire

Topics include: attracting employees, company branding, effective job postings, acquiring job candidates, interviewing, hiring practices, onboarding, employee referral programs, talent sourcing, the engagement cycle, and more.

Featured How to Hire guides

Strategic Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees
Tips and resources to attract and retain temporary and seasonal workers.
Hiring Freelancers for Your Business: 5 Steps
Are you hiring freelancers? Here are 5 steps you can take to set up a hiring process that will match your company with the right talent.
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How to Build a Talent Pipeline in 5 Steps
Could your company benefit from having a constant pool of talented candidates year round? Here's how to build a talent pipeline to meet your needs.
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5 Steps for Creating a Returnship Program
Will a returnship program work for your company? Here you'll learn what a returnship is, what it can do for you, and the right steps to take to set one up.
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How to Rehire Boomerang Employees
If you're looking to rehire boomerang employees, there are a few key areas to focus on. Here are the best practices you'll need to ensure a smooth return.
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Why Job Ghosting Candidates is Bad for Business—and How to Avoid It
Job ghosting applicants may be on the rise, but it’s bad for business, bad for your brand, and easy to avoid. Learn how.

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Get Government Funding to Hire Summer Interns

Why hire summer interns? They inject energy into your business, they can help you clean up tasks. Learn how to get Govt. funding for hiring interns this summer!

Overlook The Looks

Does a person’s looks have any true bearing on how well they’ll do the job. Or are you letting your prejudices get the better of you?

The Top Ten Hiring Mistakes for Big Business

People make mistakes with the way that they hire all the time. If they didn’t, we would see a lot less quitting and a lot less firing in the world of Canadian Business.

Does It Still Make Cents To Hire MBA’s?

What’s today’s value proposition that justifies spending extra to hire MBA’s, especially in smaller organizations like yours?

Which Benefits and Perks Do You Highlight When Recruiting?

From flex hours to profit sharing, surveys show what’s important to job candidates.

Tips for Writing Clear and Meaningful Job Postings

Monster’s own Samantha Harris, Lead Canadian Client Trainer gives the following essential tips to write the best job posting to get the best results.

Learn About Employee Referral Programs

Getting employees to refer new hires sounds great, but does it work? Learn how to run a successful referral program.

Minimize Costs by Reducing Time to Hire

A languishing job requisition is hard on morale and your HR budget. Consult this checklist to help reduce your time to hire.

Attract Talent with Vacation Benefits

Have you considered consolidating vacation time, sick time, personal days and volunteer leave into a single “paid time off” category?

Recruiting Foreign Candidates

Hiring foreign nationals is relatively painless. Two of the more popular approaches to bringing in foreign workers are the temporary Work Permit and Arranged Employment.

Recruiting Through Professional Associations

For successful recruitment, don’t just jump in to poach candidates from professional associations. Think long-term.