Recruitment Challenges

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13 stories of candidates spectacularly tanking their job interviews

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 14, 2014 08:48 pm


We asked hiring managers to share stories of the worst things candidates have ever done in job interviews. Anyone who has been on either side of the desk can rejoice if they’ve never been in any of these situations.



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Do Virgos make bad hires?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 1, 2014 03:09 pm


In China, employers reportedly are making hiring decisions based on astrological signs. And Virgos get the short end of the stick.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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The quality you should be looking for in new hires but aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 25, 2014 05:02 pm


New research shows what “soft skills” employers value most in new hires. One that’s at the bottom of the list should be moved up.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
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HR survey uncovers why so many people aren’t getting hired

Peter Harris| Sep 15, 2014 03:29 pm


A new survey of HR professionals and candidates uncovers a significant disconnect between the two groups during the hiring process – and reveals what is keeping many people from getting jobs. Here’s where candidates fall short.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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Dear employers: Here’s why nobody wants to work for you

Peter Harris| Aug 25, 2014 01:46 pm


There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about a ‘skills shortage’ as employers struggle to hire the talent that they need. Maybe there are other reasons why some companies have difficulties recruiting. Workopolis users weigh-in on the employer behaviours that make them walk away.



Category: Recruitment Challenges,
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The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2014

Peter Harris| Aug 19, 2014 01:21 pm


There are fewer unemployed people in Canada for every job opening right now, and employers are starting to complain that a shortage of workers is hurting their business. These are the most in-demand positions right now.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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The exact resume keywords employers search for by industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 12, 2014 07:08 pm


Our internal research shows the keywords employers use to find resumes by industry. Make sure your resume contains these words if you want to get noticed.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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The most ludicrous lies told on resumes

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 11, 2014 03:26 pm


New survey reveals the lies candidates have told on resumes that employers just won’t forget. Don’t get caught telling one of these whoppers.



Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,
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The most common resume lies, and what you can really get away with

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2014 02:40 pm


Roughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,
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Four ways to weed out low performers in the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 15, 2014 02:22 pm


If a candidate makes it to the interview, they’ve done a reasonably good job of selling themselves. But maybe it’s all a show. Here’s how to separate the high performers from the low performers.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges,