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Traits in Order of Importance when Hiring a Candidate – “Work ethic/integrity” topped the list

Express Employment Professionals [has] released new survey results … revealing traits that are most important to businesses when hiring job candidates. In a survey of 1,030 businesses, respondents were asked to “rate the following traits in order of importance when hiring a candidate with 1 being least important and 5 being most important.” “Work ethic/integrity” … Continue reading

Trial Periods in New Zealand – No evidence of increased employment beyond the trial period

In March 2009, an amendment to the Employment Relations Act (2000) came into effect that introduced 90-day trial periods in employment for firms with fewer than 20 employees. A worker new to a small firm could be hired on a trial period, and for the first 90 days of his employment the legal requirements for … Continue reading

Canada – Layoff rates vary across economic regions to a greater extent than hiring rates

Regardless of general economic conditions, a large volume of worker reallocation across employers takes place each year. For instance, even though the number of employees aged 18 to 64 remained virtually unchanged at 13.2 million from January 2009 to January 2010, 2.4 million individuals were hired in 2009 (Table 1).  During that year, 0.9 million … Continue reading

Job Search and Hiring – Seven facts every job seeker and employers should know

Although 76 percent of full-time, employed workers are either actively looking for a job or open to new opportunities, nearly half (48 percent) of employers can’t seem to find the workers they need to fill their job vacancies. A new study from CareerBuilder highlights seven important facts every employer and job seeker should know as … Continue reading

Recent and Future Hiring Trends in Canada – A survey of large private-sector employers

To compete in an interconnected and global marketplace, Canadian companies require an increasingly strong and skilled workforce. However, a lack of comprehensive labour market data, particularly on employment trends and skill requirements, makes it difficult to identify and analyze the current state of the Canadian job market. This shortage of data means recent graduates are … Continue reading

Recruitment – Most hiring is a blind date, and referrals are an introduction

Hiring team members requires filtering for different hard and soft skills, so that new employees can slip into established patterns of company behavior. In this case, many companies depend on asking their employees to double as HR recruiters by leaning on referrals.  Researchers have long known that referrals surface better job candidates. Referred candidates are … Continue reading

Hiring Discrimination – Anonymous job applications have the potential to remove or reduce it

Anonymous job applications have the potential to remove or reduce some discriminatory hiring barriers facing applicants from minority and other disadvantaged groups. When implemented effectively, anonymous job applications level the playing field in access to jobs by shifting the focus toward skills and qualifications. Anonymous job applications should not, however, be regarded as a universal … Continue reading

Applicants for NASA Astronaut Job – Over 18,000 for 14 places

More than 18,000 people have applied for just 14 places on NASA’s latest astronaut training intake, according to the space agency. That figure surpassed the record set in 1978 of 8,000 applications said NASA in a statement.Applications this time around opened in mid-December and closed Thursday 18th February. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Penguin Random House – No Need for a Degree for a Job 

Penguin Random House UK announced this week that it would be removing all degree requirements from its job postings because, as the company put it, there’s “increasing evidence that there is no simple correlation” between having a piece of paper that says you went to class and performing well at your job. Penguin Random House hopes to … Continue reading

Talent – GPA’s are unimportant. Really? But you are not Google

How Google is driving hiring standards Let’s fast forward to today. Jobvite recently released their 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey. It’s always an interesting read, with great data and metrics, but one metric stood out, to me, above all others: “57 percent of organizations now report that GPAs are unimportant.” Do you see what just happened? … Continue reading

Google – Hiring is slowing down

Google Inc. is slowing down as it grows up. With revenue growth ebbing, profit margins shrinking and shares flat, Google is curbing hiring and seeking ways to run its sprawling empire more efficiently, according to recruiters, venture capitalists and others familiar with the matter…   The clearest sign of the new attitude: Google added 1,819 … Continue reading

Job Search / Recherche d’emploi – Jobs on Job Market Monitor – Des emplois sur le Moniteur de l’emploi

Looking for a job? Thousands of jobs, in U.S. and Canada are now available on Job Market Monitor. It is easy. Just click on the “JOBS / OFFRES D’EMPLOI” tab or on the image at the top right corner. Vous cherchez un emploi? Des milliers d’emplois sont maintenant disponibles, aux États-Unis et au Canada, sur … Continue reading

Sears and Target Employees Losing Their Jobs in Canada – A discount and the promise of local job fairs

Sears Canada has followed through on a promise to begin meeting with some of the workers who are losing their jobs at Target Canada. Chief executive Ronald Boire says about 140 Target employees were bused to its Sears headquarters in Toronto last week, part of a nationwide effort to network with potential candidates. “We felt … Continue reading

Lowe’s Canada – To Hire 2,000 seasonal employees

Lowe’s Canada announced today it plans to hire approximately 2,000 seasonal employees at its stores across Canada to support its spring and summer seasons. The company will also host its first ever National Hiring Day on Saturday March 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time in each city) at all 37 Lowe’s locations … Continue reading

Finding a Job in US – A marked improvement in the full-time finding rate over the last year Atlanta FED finds

if you were an unemployed prime-age individual (25–54 years old) or working PTER one year ago, what are you doing today? Have your chances of becoming employed full-time improved? Chart 1 shows the distribution of labor market outcomes of prime-age workers who were PTER one year earlier. Chart 2 shows the distribution of outcomes for … Continue reading

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