Recruiting through Social Media: What Works and What Doesn’t

In the competition for top talent, social media is all the rage nowadays. Employers no longer can afford to ignore LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Virtually all working age Canadians are now online (95% of those aged under 55, according to an Ipsos Reid poll), so the Internet is the obvious place where you can connect with people.

62% of all Canadians use social networks, 86% of them have a Facebook profile, and most log in at least weekly. So how do you reach them? Just set up a profile on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, then invite the whole world to follow you or become your friend. Then start posting links to your jobs. Right?
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Free Workshop for Toronto Employers Discusses the Challenges of Hiring and Retaining Immigrants

Our community partners at Sheridan College in Oakville have just sent us information about a free workshop for employers that they are hosting in partnership with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group, titled “A World of Talen at Your Doorsteps”. The workshop’s focus is on recruiting and retain immigrants, in light of the fact that by 2013, immigration to Canada will account for virtually all of the net job growth. Continue reading Free Workshop for Toronto Employers Discusses the Challenges of Hiring and Retaining Immigrants

Free Seminar for Employers Looks into the Challenges Involved In Recruiting and Hiring Immigrants

Our community partners at Sheridan College are hosting a free workshop for employers titled “Are you ready? on November 24th 2010, in partnership with the other Greater Toronto Area (GTA) community colleges, including Centennial, Durham, Humber, George Brown, Seneca. This is a full-day workshop, dealing with the challenges involved in effectively recruiting and hiring qualified immigrants. It is designed to help employers to improve their cultural competence by:

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