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A Hiring Success Story

A Hiring Success Story It’s a happy day for everyone when things work out.   Placing staff in new positions is fraught: we always want the best possible fit for both the client and the candidate and we go to some lengths to make sure that this is the case every...

Two Sides to Every Story

Two Sides to Every Story For every sob story, there’s always another point of view.   As a recruiter, I often hear when things go wrong in their employment situations. Even people I won’t be placing tend to tell me their tales of recruiting woe! They can’t get a...

Hire Slow and Fire Fast

Hire Slow and Fire Fast Keeping in mind that not EVERY situation is the same, this rule is pretty well tried and true.   One of the biggest mistakes we find that our clients have made in recruitment—before bringing us onboard, of course—is hiring too quickly....

The Importance of LinkedIn for Your Personal Brand

The Importance of LinkedIn for Your Personal Brand Not only do you need a LinkedIn page but it needs to look über-professional!   LinkedIn is the ultimate digital networking tool and you don’t need to be an entrepreneur to leverage the positives that it provides....

Recruiter Bashing is Common but is it Fair?

Don’t Kill the Recruiter! - Recruiter bashing is common but is it fair?   While doing a little networking the other day on LinkedIn, I saw yet another post decrying the ‘sleazy recruiter’. The writer went to some lengths to paint ALL recruiters as being lying,...

Recruitment Is All About the Business of Relationships

Recruitment Is All About the Business of Relationships   By Ghaz Syed In this day and age, client relations and courtship are so important. Your presence and the way you carry yourself in a conversation say a lot about you and the way you do business. Whether it...

Working From Home

Working From Home…   I love working from home. It means that I can care for my family while continuing to serve clients around the clock. As a nursing mom, this work-life choice makes everything so much easier. I don’t have to stress about pumping, daycare, or...

Should You Hire a Contractor or an Employee?

Should You Hire a Contractor or an Employee?   Know the difference to avoid a run-in with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)! When a realtor is looking to hire a candidate, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is whether this person will be a contractor...

Are Real Estate Assistant Salaries Inflated?

Real Estate Assistant Salary. Is it Inflated? One of the hardest parts of my job is the negotiation of a candidate’s salary. My commission is not dependent on how much they are paid, so there are no personal gains for me to try and get the candidate more money....

When It Comes to Staffing, You Get What You Pay For

When It Comes to Staffing, You Get What You Pay For Cheap labour can cost you your business! A little while ago, I heard about a new flamed grilled chicken restaurant, so I decided to give it a try. I called and placed my order and asked my husband to bring it home....

Challenges in Headhunting

Keep Laughing: Challenges in Headhunting   If a headhunter calls, I promise you: it is not a prank. By: Aiman Attar   Any given day at the office for me means catching potential candidates off guard. That makes sense if you consider the textbook definition...

The Montreal Recruitment Challenge

Recruiting From a Distance The Montreal recruitment challenge! Finding staff for a realtor or realty office presents unique needs and challenges. Most often, agents are looking for some very specific skills sets and experience levels as their businesses need to always...

Not All Successful Realtors Make Great Employers

Not All Successful Realtors Make Great Employers Being great at sales and giving exceptional service to customers doesn’t necessarily translate into someone being a great leader and manager.   I recently worked with a realtor for seven months to hire an office...

Real Estate Recruitment – How did I end up here?

Real Estate Recruitment - How did I end up here? By Ghaz Syed Young, energetic, full of vision and zeal. My first employment opportunity after college was a 1-year contract that I jumped on. I thought it was the right way to get my foot in the door, but I didn’t...

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