A recent BC Supreme Court case may make you question whether probationary periods are worthwhile or whether you’d be better off without them.
Never hire anyone without conducting an effective reference check. You would be surprised how often we uncover damaging information about the candidate from their self-selected references.
We were recently enjoying a beverage at our local Starbucks Canada outlet, and noticed a posting on the bulletin board for a job fair. It provides an excellent example of many of the lessons that we’ve shared previously about how to create an effective employer brand.
In our previous post on social media & HR, we delved into the use of social media to build your employer brand. Now, we'll discuss two additional uses of social media: sourcing candidates and building employee pride. The 2nd use of social media in HR is to source candidates. Social media is increasingly being used [...]
In our previous post, we set the foundation for the importance of social media and HR. In this post, we're going to delve into the use of social media to build your employer brand. Ask yourself: Do you feel that your employer brand is clearly defined? Do you know why you are different than your [...]
Here’s an example of a recent hiring video from Pizza Hut which went viral through both social media and traditional media: http://youtu.be/Qj0EF9mWzwk This is the “new age” of recruitment. Though you may not adopt such measures in your recruitment strategy for your business, know that this is what other companies are doing to attract their [...]
BC Business magazine contacted Cissy Pau, principal consultant of Clear HR Consulting Inc., for expert HR tips to share with small business owners. You can read her advice here.
Investment Executive, Canada's national newspaper for financial services industry professionals, interviewed Cissy Pau of Vancouver-based Clear HR Consulting Inc. for an article on how to integrate a new hire into your team. Cissy provided human resources advice and expertise on the 5 key steps to integrate a new hire. After introducing the new hire to [...]
Small business owners may believe it difficult to win the war for talent and attract employees to their company. However, there are ways for small businesses to compete with large employers and set themselves apart – the key is to create an engaging employer brand. Small business owners put a lot of focus on building a [...]
One of the most common mistakes that small business owners make is to hire an employee before they’re ready. Rushing into a hiring decision can often lead to a huge disaster. The 5 key questions to ask yourself to determine if you’re ready to hire an employee are: 1. Do you have the cashflow now AND [...]