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March 2, 2017

3 Mentalities That Are Killing Your Employee Retention

For most CEOs or HR leaders, employee retention is always a topic of concern. Nearly 80% of business leaders say employee retention is important or urgent, and with good reason: turnover can cost upwards of 150% of the lost employee’s annual compensation. But are we entertaining mindsets that are sabotaging our ability to keep good…

February 26, 2017

Students As Consumers: Why Defining Your Brand Is Essential

  How would you define your institution’s brand? Many individuals won’t have an answer…or perhaps vaguely defined, broad description at best. However, without having a strong understanding of exactly what you stand for as an institution, you can’t manage your brand…and if you’re not actively managing your brand, you’re passing up a huge opportunity.

February 12, 2017

These Recruitment Tactics Are Undermining Your Credibility

  Social media can be a great tool for recruitment, building your brand, or communicating with potential candidates. Sometimes, however, making certain mistakes can cost you credibility. Here are five common errors that organizations make when recruiting, why they make you look unprofessional, and what to do instead!

December 29, 2016

Effective Recruitment Planning for 2017

As the new year draws closer, many companies and organizations are starting to think about their recruitment goals for 2017. As some workplaces experience a slowdown over the holidays, many HR professionals are in full out planning mode, getting their targets in place before the post-holiday rush begins demanding their time.

July 12, 2016

Volunteer Recruitment for Communities

The world of volunteer recruitment can be just as difficult to navigate as the for-profit sector; maybe even more so considering that non-profits don’t always have the resources to woo potential volunteers with enticing benefits or impressive salaries. Instead, non-profits must rely on their brand and value proposition to showcase opportunities and offerings to prospective…

June 4, 2016

5 Affordable Tools for Better Volunteer Recruitment

There’s an abundance of free online tools designed to help you build your connections, engage prospective volunteers and implement better recruitment tactics. It can get a little overwhelming when deciding which ones are worth your while, so we’ve dug in and come up with our top 5 recommendations for our non-profit clients.

March 2, 2016

Get Inspired With These Must-See Viewbooks

  For post-secondary institutions, a compelling and creative viewbook is no longer an option, but an expectation. We’ve compiled some of our favourite 2016 viewbooks to get you inspired and thinking about your options for 2017.

February 22, 2016

Go Beyond Policy for an Amazing Employee Handbook

When clients come to us about creating an employee handbook, we find there is always a tendency to focus on policy and procedure. While your social media policy or emergency exit procedures may be important, they can also be a bit of a mood-killer for a new employee.