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Still Working with Multiple Recruiters?

I’ve been a recruiter for 10 years in the emerging technology space. That means I place software engineers and engineering leaders across Canada. We work with our clients on an exclusive basis and one of the first questions our clients ask is why they should work with only one recruiter. My answer is simple: you get my full attention and …

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DIVERSITY OR EXCLUSION?

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. All of these words are synonymous with one thing: opportunity. The opportunity to express and be yourself and to be respected for the person you are. The opportunity to thrive in life and be accepted. The opportunity to have the same advantage as the rest of the population regardless of race, gender, religion, status, or sexual orientation. …

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The True Cost of Hiring

An employee is the most valuable investment made by a company. Hiring someone new is essentially like inviting a stranger to become a part of your family, basing your decision on a series of emails, phone calls, and meetings. The time you spend in hiring adds up to a significant amount of capital spent on each individual you meet. In …

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Why You’re Losing Top Talent

Attracting and retaining talent is becoming more and more difficult as organizations grow and as tech continues to boom. We have spoken to hundreds of hiring managers and to thousands of candidates over the last six years and have determined some of the top reasons people leave their jobs. The costs associated with backfill are extensive. For a medium-size company, …

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