Best Practices for Using Social Media to Find Candidates

With the significant increase in how much time people spend on social media, it’s no secret that when you’re looking to recruit for your organization, social media can be an effective medium for you to use to find quality candidates. It can be especially helpful to reach those hard-to-find passive candidates i.e. those that aren’t actively looking for a new position. In some cases, social media can be a very effective recruiting tool;...

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How to Use Social Media To Recruit The Best Talent

Best Practices for Using Social Media to Find Candidates By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA With the significant increase in how much time people spend on social media, it’s no secret that when you’re looking to recruit for your organization, social media can be an effective medium for you to use to find quality candidates. It can be especially helpful to reach those hard-to-find passive candidates i.e. those that aren’t actively looking for a...

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Toronto Entrepreneurs Symposium and Trade Show coming soon!

Produced by the awesome TorontoJobs.ca team, the second annual Symposium will be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto on Wednesday November 5th. The event is expected to attract around 500 professionals and includes a tadeshow featuring the likes of Zipcar, CIBC and Wood Gundy Speakers include:   Marc Belaiche, President of TorontoJobs.ca – “State of the Labour Market” Colin Sprake, Founder of...

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Volunteering – the good and bad

Whether your work experience is rich or minimal, there are many advantages, and some disadvantages, of volunteering if you are searching for a new job. This article explores both sides. PROS Learn a new skill Volunteering is a great way to learn or develop a new skill that otherwise may be difficult to obtain. Keep in mind that it’s never too late to enhance your skill set. Meet new contacts Networking at any time is usually...

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Finding and hiring experienced employees

Some estimates indicate that Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) currently account for as much as 46 percent of the Canadian workforce. In addition, according to Statistics Canada, it is likely that one out of every four people in the labour force will be 55 years or over by 2021 (see http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-010-x/2011008/part-partie3-eng.htm). With an aging population and looming skills shortage, your organization might...

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Tapping the hidden job market to find candidates for your open positions

Whether driven by the need to explore and diversify a company’s approach to recruitment or find ways to cut costs, employers may consider a variety of staffing techniques to find good candidates. This article offers suggestions on how companies may tap into the hidden job market.

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TorontoJobs.ca President to host book launch

Toronto, ON. – TorontoJobs.ca President and HRreview blogger, Marc Belaiche CPA, CA, will be hosting a launch, in Toronto and Mississauga, to celebrate the release of his first book, “Tales from the Recruiter – A Canadian Recruiter’s Perspective on How to Get That Perfect Job.” “The best way of finding out what’s in a recruiter’s mind is to speak with them,” says Marc Belaiche CPA, CA. “After interviewing thousands of candidates and...

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Best practices in working with recruiting firms

This article provides best practice tips on how to work with recruiting firms and may be useful if your organization uses a recruiting firm to find new employees. Many of these points may also apply to an internal recruiter within your organization.

Note: Recruiting firms, staffing agencies, placement agencies and headhunters are all considered equivalent for purposes of this article.

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