What Do Millenials Really Want!?

What Do Millenials Really Want!?

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!

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Why Cultural Intelligence is Important to Business

Why Cultural Intelligence is Important to Business

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!

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Hiring For Fit With Part-Time Employees

Hiring For Fit With Part-Time Employees

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?

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SNR Contest!

SNR Contest!

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.

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Measuring Behaviour & Understanding Communication Style

Measuring Behaviour & Understanding Communication Style

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!

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Building Your Personal Brand for Success

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

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?”.

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Building Your Personal Brand for Success

Building Your Personal Brand for Success

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.

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Fast Five with Chantelle Svensen-Lewis

Fast Five with Chantelle Svensen-Lewis

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.

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Bringing Wellness to Work: Without Relying on Your Employer 

Bringing Wellness to Work: Without Relying on Your Employer 

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:  

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Advice From Leaders – Inclusion and Diversity with Murray Davison

Advice From Leaders – Inclusion and Diversity with Murray Davison

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 Davison

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DisruptHR 5.0 - Managing the Probability of Hiring a Unicorn That Poops Rainbows

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.

Wellness in the Workplace - Stress

Wellness in the Workplace - Stress

At Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, we are always looking for ways to promote a healthy workplace where employees can thrive and be their most productive, best selves. As part of our exploration, we asked Natural Healer, Amber Kupina for help with dealing with stress. In the post below, Amber shares some different kinds of stress, and some of the techniques she uses to help reduce stress.

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Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

Advice From Leaders - Retention in Non-Profit Organizations with Jen Panteluk

SNR is excited to launch the fourth interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Junior Achievement’s Jen Panteluk.

Name of Organization:  Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories

President & CEO: Jen Panteluk

While Junior Achievement is located in Edmonton, and this charter serves youth across northern Alberta. Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories is a non-profit organization that engages youth in topics around financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to help prepare them for whatever their future holds. 

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