Last month, we caught up with Jennifer Lumsden, Owner/Certified Personal Trainer at Robust Health about how to stay healthy at work. We also had the opportunity to chat with Jen a bit about stretching, so if you’re wondering what kind of stretches you can do for those office related aches and pains, give these easy stretches that you can do at work a try!Read More
Staying healthy while at home is hard enough but being conscious of your health while occupied at work can be even more challenging. Between meeting new people, sitting for long hours, and becoming too focused to take lunch, it’s easy to see how maintaining good health while at work can be a daunting task.
We talked to Jen Lumsden, Owner/Certified Personal Trainer at Robust Health who told us that the number 1 thing that makes a difference in your health at work, simply put, is…Read More
So, you’ve started a new job search. Are you utilizing all social media tools available to you? Of course, we always recommend using as many platforms as possible to reach out for jobs, so ask your personal network, check indeed, Monster, Google, and other job search websites, but don’t forget your social media!
As companies continue to reach out to job seekers, more and more companies are using social media as a method to recruit for positions. So, dust off those social accounts, and let’s get you ready for the online job hunt!Read More
This month for our Advice from Leaders Blog, we decided to take a different approach. Instead of interviewing one leader in business, we surveyed our followers to find out what job seekers are really looking for? We’ve read (and heard) a lot of crazy desires thought to be had by millennial job seekers; pinball machines, foosball tables, 30-hour work weeks, working from home, travel for work, among several other wild and wonderful benefits. We are always seeking the best talent for our clients and wanted to be able to provide feedback on how to attract and retain this talent – so we figured we’d ask them!Read More
This month on Advice From Leaders, we had the pleasure of speaking with the incredibly insightful writer, trainer, and consultant: Litzy Baeza. Litzy shared some insights into cultural intelligence with us including why we might want it, and how to develop it. Litzy’s experience and passion for Intercultural, Cross-Cultural, and Diversity & Inclusion is inspiring and motivating to us! Follow along with our interview below to gain valuable insight into these areas and some tools you can use!Read More
You have a vision. How you want your customers to be treated. The atmosphere of your company. The feeling clients get when they interact with you. As a manager / owner / entrepreneur, you make sure to deliver this feeling with every single interaction, but you’re only one person. When you’re hiring staff, how do you ensure they deliver this same feeling? Especially if they are part-time?
We had the great pleasure of speaking with Jesse Kupina, Principal Partner of Central Social Hall. Jesse’s success in the hospitality industry speaks for itself, with great food, fun atmosphere, and incredible service. We couldn’t help but wonder – how has the team at Central created such a wonderful atmosphere?Read More
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter this month for a chance to win 2 tickets for Disrupt HR Edmonton June 5th! Watch for the contest post on either platform and follow the instructions on the post to enter.
Multiple entries are allowed, so increase your chances to win by tagging more friends or entering on both platforms! Contest ends 12:00AM May 22. The winner will be drawn at random. Winner will be announced May 24, 2019.Read More
Every month we look forward to exploring business topics with leaders from extraordinary organizations in our monthly Advice from Leaders blog posts. This month we had the pleasure of talking about DISC assessments with facilitator and relationship builder, Michelle Devlin from Creating People Power.
Working with clients in diverse industries, Michelle has an exceptional ability to bring out the best in people through various tools. One of these, is an assessment tool known as DISC. We were eager to learn more!Read More
Shannon and Kaylee have hopped on Skype to share their tips for a successful virtual interview - through Skype, Facetime, Conference, or other virtual format. Watch / listen for the do’s and don’ts of online interviews.Read More
In our Advice from Leaders blog post last month, we spoke with Lazina McKenzie of L Squared Style. Lazina guided us through the concept of a personal brand, and how to start building your brand. This month, we are continuing our conversation with Lazina in a second part about leaving an impression, through presence and style.
“When you show up to an interview, without saying a word, you are giving a message” says Lazina, “what do you want that message to be?”.Read More
You walk into the room. Your palms are sweaty. You tug on the back of your shirt, hoping it’s not bunching up. The butterflies are fluttering through your stomach. This could be it. You’ve landed the interview. Now, your nerves are shot, and you feel awkward in the suit you’re wearing. You know, the one you bought four years ago for Uncle John’s wedding, that you haven’t worn since. You walk up to the front desk and say: “Hi, I’m here for my interview…?”.
Whether you like it or not, whether it is right or not, you’ve already created your lasting first impression. This month, we had the privilege to speak with Lazina McKenzie for our monthly Advice from Leaders blog, and we learned that ‘what to wear to an interview’ goes far beyond the clothes you pick out the night before.Read More
At Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, we have a great team of truly unique and wonderful people. We appreciate the fun we have at work with one another and decided to let you in on some of the fun quirks that make our team unique. We started doing our Fast Five series last year and are wrapping it up with a few fun facts about Chantelle Svensen-Lewis.Read More
We all know the importance of developing healthy habits to support our overall health and wellness, at work, at school and at home. Often times, we expect our employers to supply health resources through: access to wellness benefits, fitness facilities, programs etc.
Ultimately, your health relies on YOU. Whether or not your employer provides health resources, we want to help you take control of your own well-being and have come up with 10 simple strategies to bring wellness to work without having to rely on your employer! Check them out:Read More
Working in Recruitment, we see many incredible organizations doing amazing things, and we get to meet the phenomenal people behind this great work. This is what has inspired our series – Advice from Leaders - where we have the opportunity to hear from leaders in industry about specific themes and challenges faced by organizations every day. This month, we sought the advice of Murray Davison, Director, Career Connections at Goodwill Industries of Alberta. Murray’s post provides valuable insight into treating people like people and fostering a supportive workplace.
Name of Organization: Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Director, Career Connections: Murray DavisonRead More
Our very own Shannon Neighbour had the opportunity to present at DisruptHR 5.0 this fall and provided an entertaining and insightful presentation about the metaphorical magical candidate employers are looking for. Watch her presentation below to gain insight into a recruiters perspective on managing recruitment expectations and finding truly great candidates.