Recruitment and Selection

  • The Plight of The “Hot Girl”

      So I’m sitting in a lounge listening to a story from a woman I just barely met. It takes everything in me not to rub my thumb and forefinger together and ask, “Do you know what this is? It’s the world’s smallest violin playing the world’s saddest song!”   You see the woman across […]

  • My top 3 “To Do’s” when you have a telephone interview with me

      By: Abigail Tiangco   As I’ve mentioned in past blogs, recruitment is a huge part of my role at Elevated HR. I’ve admitted to being judgemental (though I’ve denied it on several occasions), and I’ve expressed I look for nothing but best candidates for our clients (obviously). This may seem very one-sided where, but […]

  • Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program

      By: Michelle Berg   Last Friday, Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment, Social Development & Multiculturalism, came out with new rules to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The most obvious and glaring issue at hand? Kenney (and whomever’s bright idea it was to draft this new policy) has obviously never run a business where […]

  • My Top Three NO-NOs: What NOT to do During a Phone Interview

      By: Abigail Tiangco   I make a conscious effort to be non-judgemental. I try not to make a sour face when I see someone’s appearance is not to my liking. I try not to roll my eyes when I feel someone’s gestures are unacceptable.  And I definitely try not to shake my head or […]

  • To Cover Letter or Not to Cover Letter…What is the answer?

      By: Michelle Berg   So here’s the deal – 9 out of 10 covers are not read.   Especially if you send it to a recruiter (in fact, in my experience, they just get rid of the cover letter altogether before submitting your resume to a reviewer).  And most of the time, hiring managers don’t […]

  • Are you living in a “time warp”?

      By: Kathryn Sebesten   To some individuals time is purely a suggestion. If that’s the case why do we have constant reminders of time displayed everywhere we turn such as clocks, watches, mobile phones even sundials? These devices don’t just display time but provide us with the exact hour, minute and second of the […]

  • The Lady in HR

    I get that sometimes the worst thing that can happen to a job applicant is having to be interviewed by me.   Yep – ME.   For those that don’t know me all that well, I’m fairly blunt.  In the interview process this typically means that I do not “pussy-foot” (that’s as close to a Rob Ford […]

  • The JobHunter Vol 13: Is The Journey Complete Or Just Starting?

      Hello friends and fellow Job Hunters. I begin today’s column with fantastic news. Yours truly, the #JobHunter, who has been on the hunt for a new job and career since the beginning of May is starting a new career and position on Monday morning. Can you believe it? It almost seems like a dream […]

  • The #JobHunter Vol. 12: What To Wear & What Not To Wear

      Hello fellow #JobHunters and friends. This week finds me in slightly less angsty/urgent spirits than last, even though I STILL haven’t heard back from the NFP that I double interviewed with and I’m still not holding down a full time job. It’s crazy, but September is just days away and I’m looking down the […]

  • The #JobHunter Vol. 11: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

    Hello friends and fellow #JobHunters. I don’t think I really understood this Tom Petty gem fully until this week. And let me tell you why…. In last week’s installment, I was feeling in pretty decent spirits coming off some serious time working a fun, crazy part time gig and having done two interviews on a […]