A Healthy Cynic’s View of Social Media Recruiting

February 11th, 2013

People Talk – Dawn Longshaw

While people have always used social networks to find jobs through referrals, the move online has changed the recruitment process considerably.  Social media in particular, connects organizations with vast networks of people across a wide range of industry sectors and companies.

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How Can I Keep My Employees Engaged in Their Work?

February 11th, 2013

Business in Vancouver- Ask the Experts

It starts with the bigger question – why are they doing what they’re doing? It’s not about providing pool tables, yoga classes or funky offices. While these may be indicative of your corporate culture, this is not what ultimately engages your employees.

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In Praise of the Human Resources Professional – BCBusiness Online Article (reposted with permission)

May 17th, 2012

The Legalist reminds us that competent HR staff members can add value to companies, protect employers from lawsuits and cut costs in the long run.

My practice frequently involves helping companies with actual or potential claims against or from former employees. Unfortunately for these clients, by the time a claim arises, their options are limited to “damage control,” — essentially just controlling the costs and consequences.

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Recruitment for men, women not so different

May 07th, 2012

But some employers still making false assumptions based on stereotypes

By Danielle Harder
While there are some differences between what men and women look for in an employer and a job, they are not all that stark.

That means employers making broad generalizations are taking risks, according to several recruitment experts. Read more

Vertical Bridge Announces Advisory Board

January 04th, 2012

We are pleased to announce that as we move into 2012 we will now benefit from the advice, counsel and expertise of a group of respected business professionals on our newly formed Advisory Board.   We would like to thank each of them for their time and their support.

Performance Based Job Descriptions Up the Odds of Hiring Right

August 16th, 2011

Hiring authorities often say that hiring the top performers is at best a 50/50 chance.

When job descriptions are written they usually list requirements for years of experience, education, industry of experience, functional skills and personality traits in addition to outlining the duties to be performed, in essence – creating a template for ‘experience based’ hiring. Read more