Best Human Resource Strategies and Practices

Human Resources Practices

There are a few core human resource practices that have persisted for decades. They serve as guidelines for human resource professionals, assisting companies in finding the right people for their jobs and helping create efficient, profitable, scalable operations. They’re the best human resource strategies and practices presently known.    What is meant by best human […]

Professional Career Certifications – Do You Really Need Them?

Career Certifications

Education is a great way to get ahead! However, college and/or university degrees aren’t the only education that counts. Professional certification programs are another option. With as little as two months to two years of your time, you can obtain a professional certificate in a particular field, skill or software program. Will a professional certificate […]

15 LinkedIn Tips to Help Your Job Search

LinkedIn Tips Job Search

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. A LinkedIn member’s profile page emphasizes skills, employment history and education. It has professional network news feeds and customizable modules. A good profile boosts your visibility, improves your web presence, strengthens your professional brand and allows you to interact with potential employers (share […]

WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY

Negotiating Salary

Negotiation is one of the most effective ways to increase your lifetime earnings. However, for many, salary negotiation is uncomfortable and often avoided. Yet negotiating salary is a crucial part of accepting a new position. Botching this step can affect your income and sometimes cost you the job. The following are some common pitfalls to […]

OVERCOMING SELF-DOUBT DURING YOUR JOB SEARCH

Job Search

When a job search lasts for months (or longer) self-doubt can creep in. Rejection letters and unsuccessful interviews become overwhelming and often result in negative self-talk. This internal battle has a profound effect on your hunt for new employment, reducing the positions you pursue and limiting your opportunities. Self-doubt can communicate to potential employers, leaving […]

TEMP VS. PERMANENT JOBS & TEMP VS. PERMANENT EMPLOYEES

Temporary versus Permanent Employees

When you apply for jobs, you have the opportunity to choose between a temporary and a permanent role. Which is the best choice for you? When hiring employees for your business, what is the difference between hiring temporary or permanent employees? Which is right for your industry and your business? In this article, we look […]

TIPS TO MASTER WORKING FROM HOME

Working from Home

An increasing number of people are working from home. Switching from a structured office environment to the comfort of your own home can be a challenge! How do you stay focused, productive, efficient and effective when making the commute from your bed to your laptop? How do you juggle the demands of your daily job […]

TIPS FOR PROTECTING WORKERS IN COLD WEATHER

Cold Weather Work

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. […]

WRITE A COVER LETTER THAT STANDS OUT!

Cover Letter

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 […]

SERVICES PROVIDED BY A STAFFING AGENCY

Staffing Agency Services

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 […]