February 26, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

How to Poach Currently-Employed Candidates

With the unemployment rate so low, the need to poach currently-employed candidates has intensified. As a result, identifying sourcing and recruiting strategies that not only appeal to potential candidates but also inspire them to hear you out is imperative. By…

February 18, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

The Value of Hiring Downsized or Laid-Off Employees

Akin to dating scenarios, we often want to land what is more challenging to acquire — what someone else has. And as such, poaching candidates from other companies is appealing to recruiters. On the hunt for passive candidates, recruiters seek…

February 14, 2019 | Sarah Greesonbach

How I Hire: Katie Womersley, VP of Engineering at Buffer

THE BASICS Name: Katie Womersley   Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Position: VP of Engineering at Buffer What attracted you to your current role/company? How eager Buffer is to change and adapt. We truly have an experimental, learning culture where…

February 13, 2019 | Jillian Kramer

How to Keep Job Applicants From Ghosting

“Ghosting” is a word that was once synonymous with the dating world, but in recent years, it has also become a phenomenon well-known in the work world, with job candidates not responding to a company’s efforts to woo them into…

February 7, 2019 | Jillian Kramer

How to Write Job Ads That Convert

In today’s labour market, it’s tougher than ever to reach and engage top talent — but what if we told you there was an easy way to attract the very best of the best job candidates? Good news — there…

January 23, 2019 | Jessica Thiefels

3 Top Tips for Hiring Highly-Skilled Workers

It should come as no surprise to talent acquisition and HR professionals that Glassdoor’s newly-announced list of the Best Jobs in the UK for 2019 is dominated by highly-skilled workers, from Audit Manager to Data Scientist to Solutions Architect and more. Specialised…

January 17, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

How Recruiters Can Overcome Buzzword-itis

Nothing dulls a job description more than an over-indulgence of buzzword phrases such as “enthusiastic and motivated,” “winning attitude” and “willingness to learn.” While there’s no harm in throwing in a buzzword here and there, including them without substantive accompanying…