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Recruiting & HR Tips

Need help recruiting the right candidates? The Groom Blog brings decades of recruiting, interviewing, and hiring experience right to your fingertips.

Welcome to the Recruiting section of the Groom Blog, a place where HR professionals can get tips and advice on how to recruit and hire the right candidates for the right roles. From networking and recruiting strategies, to interview tips, the experts at Groom are here to help you build that dream team your company needs to take it into the future.

Why use an executive search firm?

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | September 27th 2018

Why hire an executive search firm? Here at Groom & Associates our executive recruiters hear this question all the time. There is no doubt that top talent is a necessary component to the success of any business, however some roles seem to be nearly impossible to fill. That is where an executive staffing agency comes in to save the day. Let us start by breaking it down simply.

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Go the Extra Mile: 5 Tips to Attract Top CPA Talent for your Accounting Team

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | March 20th 2018

According to Statcan, we can expect a dramatic shortage in the number of financial and accounting professionals for the next decade. For the period of 2015-2024, StatCan forecasts over 75,000 job openings, but only 71,000 people to fill those jobs. In both the U.S. and Canada, the unemployment rate for accounting professionals is expected to be far less than the average unemployment rate.

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The 5 interview questions to find your next superstar employee

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | November 17th 2017

It may come as a surprise to know how many people walk into an interview without doing much research on the company. If they trip up here, it’s a huge red flag. They should have a good understand of your business’ vision. Next, finding out what they would change will give you a good indication of how they react to things they don’t like.

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The Three Pillars of Great HR Leaders

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | March 24th 2017

Now more than ever, employees demand a culture that promotes transparency, growth, equality, and inclusiveness. As a result, the modern successful HR leader has taken a much more active, central role in the organizations they represent. Today’s successful HR professional must adhere to these three basic pillars to maximize the impact of their people.

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Evaluating Employees: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | February 17th 2017

Investing in your people means understanding each individual employee and how they interact with the broader team. It may seem like a daunting task, especially for larger organizations, but the best HR programs share one key characteristic: they can justify the purpose of each element of their processes.

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Attracting Technical Talent: How to Stand Out Above the Crowd

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | January 27th 2017

Canadian economy is expected to create 218,000 new tech jobs by the year 2020. Companies all over the country are struggling to fill technical roles, often competing for new and recent graduates. With a shortage in talent, the best approach is to stand out above other businesses and attract the best people to your team by implementing these top hiring strategies.

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Five Reasons the Best Employees are Leaving Your Company

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | January 20th 2017

One of the biggest operating costs for any company is employee turnover. Excessive turnover costs tens of thousands of dollars per year in terms of hiring and training costs. Here are five of the top reasons that your enterprise might be losing its talent.

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Seven Tech Company Recruiting Strategies Any Company Can Use

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Miriam Groom | December 20th 2016

Whether you’re Google, or “the next Uber-for…”, a multi-national corporation or an agile start-up, money may make the world go-round, but it’s talent that will make your company thrive. Here are the top tech company recruiting strategies that will give you company an edge.

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Top 5 Ways to Engage Millenials

Recruiting & HR Tips | by Stephanie Negreanu | March 14th 2016

Millennials are entering the workforce and they are here to stay… or are they? The new generation of hires are looking for jobs rather than a career, which can benefit their end goal and their resumes. When it comes to engaging and retaining millennials, employers should adapt their management style in order to accommodate the “me” generation. Here are the top 5 ways employers can engage their new hires and ultimately keep them for the long haul.

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