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Here’s how to make a great first impression when interviewing for a new position. These tips will help you grab the attention of the hiring manager and build a lasting relationship.
Here’s how to make your resume stand out when applying to a job including how to scan for popular databases and get a successful interview.
As part of an ongoing dedication to professional development and upskilling, Top Quality Recruitment has announced TQR University. A new internal training program for TQR employees to enrich their learning, broaden their experience with the company, and further their career.
More than ever, uncertainty about the future is a concern for both individuals and organizations.  We all need to remain adaptive. Creating […]
With unemployment rates edging down to 6.0 percent and 916,000 jobs created, we see continual growth month-over-month.
Companies take the candidate almost entirely at their word. But aren't the candidate's doing the same thing? It's time to rethink your hiring process.
In February 2021, employment rose by 379,000, with the unemployment rate only slightly changed to 6.2%. The market stats released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the labor market continues to be impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
Today is Bell Let's Talk Day! An initiative to end the stigma around mental health. The issue of mental health amid COVID-19 and so many employees working from home, dealing with a sense of isolation is now more critical than ever.
I distinctly remember walking through offices with ping pong tables, lunch cafes, and fringe benefits that made offices look like social venues.
As strange as it sounds, the darker things get, the more profound the bright side will be coming out the other side.
Recent studies indicate that difficulties and changes in the workplace have not harmed workplace resilience. The opposite held. In many cases, the more changes workers experienced in their environment due to COVID, the more resilient they became.
Rethink your hiring process in the corporate world
I've often thought about the value of in-person interviews. How could you possibly get to know someone in 45-minutes, an hour, even a few hours? How could you make a judgment about a person you've spent so little time with?
A longstanding belief in HR and recruitment is the stigma of unemployed candidates. This has got to end.
The number one conversation in recruiting is the effect of AI on the recruitment process. Is it proven enough the embrace wholeheartedly?
My prediction for 2021? Innovation will continue and indeed accelerate.
Remote employees, be diligent, and on the lookout! Toxic employees have not entirely gone away they've just taken a step back to regroup.
No surprise that time management is the number one desired skill while working from home.
Remember that we search for qualifications, we do not search for words like "Team Player". It isn't any less important, just less noticeable.
We're in the middle of a pandemic that is affecting our personal and professional life. But this isn’t the 2008 recession, and we can’t pretend like it is.
In this midst of this pandemic, the new scary for many candidates is the dreaded Zoom, Skype, or Facetime interview. Here's how to overcome it.
From Linkedin to Indeed, these job search platforms will boost your profile to employers urgently looking to hire if you follow these steps.
Notable increases in employment for Healthcare, Transportation and Warehousing, Manufacturing and Professional Services.
With very mixed feedback, it occurred to us that the solution between office and work from home could be on a spectrum.
Unemployment decreases to 8.4%, average workweek increases and job seekers outlook is beginning to increase.
Salary expectations are among one of the top surprises for Candidates and Employers alike. The enemy of surprise is preparation.
There were notable gains in month over month employment for leisure and hospitality, government, retail trade, professional and business services, other services and health care.
While some industries still feel the affects of COVID-19, others are on the rise. Here’s how employment changed in June 2020.
A recent survey released by buffer details that 99% of employees want to work from home but also voice some of their concerns about the logistics.
Last week's results showed a 1.4% increase in employment accounting for 2.5 million jobs. Here's the top affected industries.
While April unemployment was at a significant spike, a recent survey shows confidence levels from -100 to +100 by industry.
According to a recent survey, 65% of employers are still hiring in some capacity.
Year-over-year we see some significant changes across many core industries - with construction and business services most impacted.
According to the Wall Street Journal, over 100,000 small businesses have closed due to the Pandemic. Here’s three primary factors for survivability in this challenging business climate.
62% of Americans are on WFH detail with studies showing they actually work harder that way. Should employers be considering a permanent WFH solution?
With job losses at a record breaking high (20 million), here’s what jobs are most in demand right now.
Here are the best video platforms for your distanced interviews that won't compromise security.
I gave a guest lecture to current college students on Finding and Keeping a Good Job.
TQR Cover Photo - Building Quality Teams no matter how remote
Our cover photo has a new addition of "No Matter How Remote". We add this section as a form of reassurance to our clients that our main priority has not changed, even though our environment has.
Woman looking at laptop communicating with coronavirus patient | Top Quality Recruitment
Remote work is here, but in this high tech era, have we continued to foster an environment that is also high touch, or have we left it behind?
Top Quality Recruitment Managing Remote Team Blog
If you are effective, you can do this business from anywhere in the world and not lose an ounce of productivity. You can be more productive from home as offices offer distractions of their own. Here are five things that stand out for me that may help other leaders who are managing remote staff.
Whether you’re an employer or a candidate, it’s important that you keep these things in mind when engaging in a new position. Here's 5 tips I've looked for when recruiting and evaluating candidates.
One of the top job postings outside the medical field includes a company seeking a communications consultant who can write content about the outbreak.
A report published by the Good Food Institute and Plant Based Foods Association shows a growth rate of 11 percent in the plant-based food industry.
From FritoLays to Mars Wrigley, here are 7 trends that have done exceptionally well in the packaging industry in the last year.
“I haven’t seen anything to indicate that there’s any impact on the labor market at this point in time,” - Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
Considering Flexible Work Options | Top Quality Recruitment
The number one benefit you can offer your employees is time. Which work-life balance option works best for your team when giving the gift of time?
We all have a habit of judging based on first impression. Here's why you should break the habit.
Each has their individual benefits – but which is the right choice for you?
Here’s a look at some critical elements of a winning culture that foster employees that are engagement and last.
Here’s a full list of benefits employers are considering in 2020. They’re not all conventional but they are retaining employees, and attracting candidates.
We’ve broken down the 5 key steps to determining a fair salary for your next position. These steps lead to a salary that aligns with the industry and is uniquely competitive.
Here are the trends happening within the hiring industry, set to make the largest impact in 2020.
U-Haul is no longer hiring nicotine users in these select 21 American states in interest of establishing a healthy corporate culture.
I interview a lot of candidates on a regular basis, and one of my favourite questions to ask is "Why do you want to work here?" I usually receive a wide range of responses from those who...
"Competition has shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Employee huddle cultivating culture
I have been reading a lot lately about the importance of company culture and how it impacts the success of organizations. Employees are inspired when given trust and a positive culture. And when Employees are inspired, magic happens.
Man looking for the best candidate
We’ve broken down the top 3 factors for finding the best candidate in this market including your job posting, interview process, and benefits package.
Thinking about changing positions
take the time to know what you want in your next career move, ask a lot of questions, review the details, and seize the right opportunity when it comes your way.
Why we choose our clients
"There's no way I could send a candidate here." - A recruiter's story of why we select our clients, rather than taking every client that pops up.
Hiring Slow is Bad for Business Feature
A long drawn out interview process can lead to missing out on the best candidate, and is ultimately bad for business. Here's why.
Interview Question Blog Feature
Most candidates know they need to ask questions during interviews but some questions are just hard to ask. I call these pin questions. Pin questions float like an invisible balloon in the interview room and candidates hesitate to ask them.
3 Secrets Ever Job Seeker Needs to Know
Looking for a job has become more complex than its ever been. Technology has brought about tremendous change in the recruitment process and knowing the following 3 hidden rules in a job search will help you come out with flying colours.
Hot Seat Graphic
Congratulations you have an interview and an opportunity to sit in the hot seat! The dictionary describes an interview as a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person. Nowhere does it say an interview causes stress, anxiety or uneasiness. Yet you will find that most candidates stress out before, during and after an interview.
Handshake in Interview
The hot seat is sizzling and it is time to prepare our material for the dozen questions you will need to master for your interview. After all, you only have one chance to make a great first impression!
Find Your Dream Job
Confucius said, do what you love you will never work a day in your life. We’ve all heard this many times and while it’s a wonderful thought I don’t believe its all that true. I say that because I know from experience that all jobs done well are simply hard work, that’s exactly what makes them stand out amongst all the jobs that are accomplished in mediocrity safely inside our comfort zone.
Striving for the Top
If you are not moving, then you are not going forward.

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