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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Advice From Leaders - Mental Health: Respect in the Workplace with Lynn Ryan

Advice From Leaders - Mental Health: Respect in the Workplace with Lynn Ryan

SNR is excited to launch the third interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with NAIT’s Mental Health Coordinator, Lynn Ryan.

Name of Organization:  NAIT – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

NAIT, located in Edmonton, is a polytechnic that offers a variety of educational programs that focus technical, hand-on training that meet industry needs. NAIT has a number of mental health initiatives designed to support students, faculty, and staff.

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Fast Five with Kaylee Banky-Sword

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Kaylee is the newest SNR team member.  Keep reading to discover five things you probably would have never guessed about Kaylee.

  • Kaylee loves travelling – she has been to 7 countries and plans to see many more. Negril, Jamaica is one of her favorite destinations so far because of the beautiful beaches (even though she tans like a lobster), great culture and amazing tasting food.

  • She often classifies herself as a “Huge Nerd”. She loves reading comic books and is obsessed with Marvel. She is a book collector and is always looking for opportunities to learn.

  • Team building is fun and important to Kaylee. Her dream job would be building a team, helping them grow and watching them achieve all their goals. As well as being a great team player, Kaylee is an exceptional leader.

  • Kaylee has a great amount of family that originates from Germany. Her brother, niece, Oma and Opa currently live there. Naturally she knows a little bit of German, but she hopes to be conversationally fluent by 2020!

  • Fall is her favorite season because of the spectacular colors in nature, the perfect outdoor temperature and the fashion aesthetic of boots and leather jackets.

Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

Advice From Leaders - An Interview with Daeco HR Consulting's Genevieve Primus

SNR is excited to launch the second interview in the series Advice From Leaders (AFL) where we chat with industry leaders on workplace themes and topics.  This month we chatted with Daeco HR Consulting’s Genevieve Primus.

Name of Organization:  Daeco HR Consulting, est. 2000

Owner/Founder: Genevieve Primus, Managing Partner

Background

Genevieve Primus holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and started in the Human Resources field working at Home Depot as a operations manager. Making her way up the ladder she moved onto become the Human Resources Manager at Home Depot. Companies work best when they have a clear direction and their values align throughout all departments.

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Interviewing Best Practices: Who Asks the Questions?

Interviewing Best Practices: Who Asks the Questions?

Want to stand out as a candidate during your next interview?

Interviews can sometimes be a little nerve-wracking for most people when they feel a lack of confidence. Here at SNR, we spend a lot of time interviewing candidates and assessing them to determine best fit in a company and position. We want to give you guys, the candidates, some insight into one of the biggest gray areas surrounding interviews. These questions have been answered by Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, Partner with Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, to give our readers some tips and beneficial information about asking the right questions in your next interview.

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5 Things - Shannon Neighbour

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SNR decided to change gears, and kick off the summer with some fun facts about Shannon Neighbour. Keep reading to discover five things you probably would have never guessed about Shannon.

  • Shannon is the Chair of the Callaghan playground committee in Edmonton. Shannon is responsible for raising funds to support a playground and splash park which has currently raised over $700,000.

  • Shannon’s dream job was to play in the symphony. During high-school she played the clarinet and aspired to make a living as a musician.

  • Shannon was a part of the Michael Walters’s re-election campaign. Shannon managed the successful Ward 10 campaign in October 2017.

  • In her spare time Shannon specializes in baking delicious carrot cake and many other tasty treats.

  • Dream date with Drake. If Shannon could have dinner with anyone in the world it would be Drake because she loves his “swagger”.

We hope you enjoyed the switch from business based content to fun and interesting facts about Shannon Neighbour here at SNR!

Are You Always Running Late?

Are You Always Running Late?

Have you ever heard the saying: “If you’re not early, you’re late”? What does that mean?

SNR Business Partner, Chantelle Svensen Lewis, explains what it means to be punctual and why it is an important trait.

So, what does it mean to be punctual? While most think that being punctual consists of simply being on time, it extends beyond the clock. To be punctual means to be a few minutes early, presentable, and well prepared. Often, being punctual regarding time influences how well prepared one may be. For example: If you have a ten-minute commute to work, and leave your house twelve minutes before you start work, you do not have much room for uncontrollable factors such as traffic. This could result in being rushed and frazzled when you finally arrive. If, however, you leave your house with twenty minutes until you start work, you have extra time to spare, allowing you to arrive slightly early and avoid any distractions or feelings of stress from running late.

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

What does diversity and inclusion in the modern workplace mean? Svensen Neighbour Recruiting Partner, Shannon Neighbour, explains what it means to operate a diverse and inclusive organization.

Neighbour says that diversity and inclusion means to “have a workplace that is comprised of human differences in an environment that supports and values these differences.”

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Opportunities for Improvement

Opportunities for Improvement

If you have ever had a formal interview, you likely have answered: “What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?”

Is that a trick question? Why does an interviewer ask what your weaknesses are?

According to Shannon Neighbour and Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, SNR Partners, interviewers simply want to know that you are self-aware. Naturally, everyone has weaknesses; what are you doing to improve them? Are you aware of what your limitations are?

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Interview Do's and Don't's

Interview Do's and Don't's

“Are you ready for your interview?”

This is often a difficult question to answer as you’re probably wondering what you should or should not be “ready” for.

Far too often, candidates approach interviews without considering some very important factors that could make or break an interview outcome. Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, SNR Partner, has provided some great advice on what you should and shouldn’t do for your next interview.

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The Job Hunt: Where to Search

The Job Hunt: Where to Search

Looking for a new job but don’t know where to search?

The job search process can be tedious and frustrating – but it doesn’t have to be.

Chantelle Svensen-Lewis, Partner with Svensen Neighbour Recruiting, explains the process of pursuing the job hunt with ease and success while making an impact.

So you have an ideal job in mind, but how does your resume compare?

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