How to Improve Employee Retention

Top talent is in high demand and the competition is fierce. Finding and hiring the right people takes time, money and effort. Once hired, keeping these valuable employees is crucial to building a successful business. The exit of critical personnel can affect morale, undermine work performance and reduce employee engagement. But, retaining employees is harder than hiring them! If you have high employee turnover at your company, what can you do to increase retention? How can you make sure your company is a great place to be? 

Write a Cover Letter that Stands Out!

Many job seekers treat their cover letter as an afterthought to submitting their resume. Some don’t bother to write one at all! Your cover letter is your introduction to a prospective employer, an opportunity to make a good first impression, a way to show that you’d be a great hire, a means to showcase your personality and convince a hiring manager to call you for an interview. Your resume is informative but impersonal. Your cover letter provides a glimpse of you, grabbing interest and making the reader excited to check out your resume.

Tips for Protecting Workers in Cold Weather

If there is one thing you can count on in Alberta, it’s that winter will be cold! Construction workers, postal workers, delivery people, utility and telecommunication workers, firefighters, police, farmers, ranchers, fishers, loggers and others have to contend with cold conditions. Working in a cold environment can have adverse effects on human performance and health. Cold increases the risk of common hazards and cold-associated injuries. Understanding the health risks involved with working in extreme temperatures can help you protect your workers. 

Services Provided by a Staffing Agency

A staffing agency (also known as a search, recruit or employment agency) matches employers and employees. It connects job seekers with employers and employers with candidates. Job seekers receive the benefit of a large pool of possible jobs while the employer is provided with a pool of pre-screened, pre-interviewed job seekers who are ready to start work. 


How to Get a Job Through a Staffing Agency

Seeking employment can be stressful! A staffing agency reduces the hassle and difficulty of finding work, saves you time and offers opportunities you may not be able to find on your own. 

The Dreaded Interview Question: “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

It’s a common exercise to prepare for a job interview by practicing interview questions with a friend or in front of the mirror. A well-worded and delivered answer can impress the hiring manager and increase your chances of getting the position. One of the most difficult questions to prepare for is “What is your greatest weakness?” Your answer reveals a lot about your character. You don’t want to be dishonest and pretend you don't have any weaknesses. You don’t want to disqualify yourself by talking about a weakness in an area that is crucial to the job.

Tips On Preparing for Job Interviews

You’ve applied for a position, been contacted and set up a time for an interview. You feel excited! You may think the hard work is behind you. The truth is that there are more steps that you can take to increase your chances of getting the position. You need to convince the hiring manager that you’re the best candidate. Interview preparation will help you do that. The following are some tips for getting ready for a job interview. 


How to Recruit Leaders

Leaders are critically important for the growth of any business. However, the process of recruiting a new leader can be arduous, time-consuming, costly and stressful. True leaders aren’t always easy to identify. On top of this, top performers are usually bombarded with lucrative offers from competing companies. There are techniques that hiring managers can utilize to heighten the odds of a successful outcome.

Common Interview Mistakes

You made it past the resume selection process and got an appointment for an interview. This meeting will be your chance to make a first impression on what might be your future employer. You’ll want to appear confident and elaborate on your skills, experience and qualifications. It’s also important to avoid blunders that can decrease your chances of getting hired. The following are the most common mistakes made by candidates when being interviewed.



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