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August 2022

Which Candidates Should You Not Hire?

Every company has been there. You hire someone who seems perfect for the position—but after a couple of months, it’s clear they’re not a good fit. To help rule out unsuitable candidates before you make them an offer, ask yourself the following questions.

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August 2022

5 Mistakes Companies Make With Job Postings

La recherche de candidats adéquats vous prend-elle plus de temps que prévu ? Peut-être n'y a-t-il pas assez de personnes qualifiées sur le marché, mais il est également possible que vos offres d'emploi rendent plus difficile d'attirer ou d'identifier les bons talents. Voici cinq questions à vous poser.

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April 2020

How to Identify Candidates Who Won't Stay

Job-jumping is becoming more and more common, especially among millennials. The possibility of employees leaving just six months or a year after being hired is a growing concern for companies. What can you do about it? We explore three key questions here. 

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March 2020

Filling Regional Executive Positions: The Keys to Success

Filling an executive position at a company in non-urban areas poses different challenges from hiring in Montreal or another big city. The secret is to prepare properly – particularly in a candidates’ market like we’re seeing today.

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March 2020

5 Dos and Don'ts for Reducing Recruitment Bias

Quite aside from ethical issues, bias in the recruitment process may be detrimental to your business. By favouring certain candidate profiles, you risk creating teams whose make-up is too similar. Here are some tips to avoid falling into this trap.

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March 2020

Why You Need a Recruitment Partner, Not a Resume Pusher

To properly meet their recruitment needs, employers need a partner who will work closely with them, not just a resume pusher who will refer dozens of candidates without screening them carefully. Here are four reasons why.

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March 2020

Executive Recruitment: Automation or Customization?

Many companies are debating the merits of two completely opposed sales strategies: an automated, high-volume approach vs. a more customized, boutique-style approach. In many cases, the latter is key to being successful. There are some lessons here for the world of executive recruitment.

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October 2019

How To Retain Your Top Sales Talent

Comment empêcher vos vendeurs les plus performants de chercher un nouveau défi ailleurs ? En les engageant et en investissant dans leur développement de carrière. Voici trois bonnes pratiques qui vous aideront à garder vos meilleurs talents à bord.

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October 2019

9 Reasons SMEs Should Entrust Specialized Mandates To External Experts

The heads of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can’t do everything. Like an orchestra conductor who oversees the entire piece of music and sets the tempo but cannot play the instruments for the musicians, they are excellent generalists, but not specialists.
Sometimes, they need to call on the services of external experts: for accounting, for IT, for recruitment and especially for hiring executives. The reality of the Quebec market makes this a necessity.

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September 2019

How to Deal with Online Criticism of Your Company

It’s never nice to find out that your company is the target of online criticism. However, there are concrete steps you can take to improve the situation. Our expert provides the lowdown.

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September 2019

Placing Executives from Large Corporations into Leaner Companies

When smaller, more entrepreneurial companies are looking to shore up gaps within their organization, executives from larger corporations may be able to provide valuable expertise and experience. But some big fish can’t make the transition to a small pond. Here are four tips on picking the right candidate for the role.

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August 2019

Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Turnover Rate

Turnover rate is an indicator that’s not always scrutinized with care by small- and medium-sized enterprises – but in an employees’ market like today, you should pay more attention to it. Here’s why.

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August 2019

Recruiting an Executive: How to Align Your Interests

Hiring an executive isn’t the same as recruiting for other positions. The influence they will have on your company and teams means that it must be a highly strategic decision. The selection process therefore requires scrupulous preparation, and since candidates will also be evaluating what you offer them, you need to make a convincing case.

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July 2019

Does Your Corporate Culture Scare Off Candidates?

Are you struggling to make new hires? If your business sector is booming, perhaps a shortage of skilled workers is to blame... but it’s also possible that your corporate culture is hampering your recruitment efforts. Here’s how you can find out and what you can do about it.

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July 2019

Restructuring and leadership in the start-up world

A start-up’s not like a large corporation with a thousand people. With only a handful of executives in place, their individual behaviour will dramatically impact the business’s development. Appointing the wrong person can have drastic consequences, especially during the early stages of the business’s growth. Here are some factors to consider. 

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June 2019

Making it easier for executives to step aside

Executive positions often come with a shelf life. But once it’s time for someone in a leadership role to step aside, they may be reluctant to do so for personal reasons. How can you make sure they’re ready to leave when you want them to go? 

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May 2018

3 tips for dealing with candidates who don’t get selected

It’s not always easy to tell candidates that they haven’t been selected for employment with your company. You need to be astute and empathetic. So, what do you need to do? Here are three tips.

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April 2018

Four ways to make the most of your human capital

Human capital can be defined as all your employees’ talents, knowledge, abilities and loyalty. Considered to be an intangible asset, it also includes their education, qualifications, certifications, professional experience and skills. Here are a few ways you can make the most of your human capital.

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February 2018

Having trouble recruiting staff? Here are five tips for you

Statistics show it - Quebec companies are finding it more and more challenging to recruit qualified workers. Here are five tips to help you with this situation.

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January 2018

Benefits of recruiting employees 55 and up

Do you hesitate before hiring people who are fifty-five or older? It’s unfortunate. At St-Amour, we believe that it your organization should consider giving them a chance. Here’s why.

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November 2017

How to make sure your chosen candidate shows up

You recently recruited a candidate, and your candidate doesn’t appear, and neither you nor your recruiter have any idea why. So what can be done to prevent this from occurring? Here are a few practical tips that might help.

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October 2017

You’re hiring a new employee. Are you well protected?

Good managers should always protect themselves against mistakes that a new employee might make. Here is why.

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March 2017

When to start looking for new employees

Is there a good time to start looking for fresh talent? Should you wait until a position becomes vacant, or keep an eye out for talent in a proactive way?

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February 2017

Ever heard of the right to disconnect?

Today’s smartphones boast impressive features. But is that really always a good thing? And do companies come out ahead when everything is said and done?

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November 2016

4 reasons to use a recruitment agency

Looking for a top-notch employee? Here are four good reasons to use these kinds of services.

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October 2016

Recruitment: Do it in-house or hire a recruitment agency? That is the question!

Make your mark. That will make all the difference to your business, in a context where hiring personnel is a considerable challenge. Here is how to process.

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August 2016

Hiring personnel: when candidates lack experiences

The interview is the crucial step to finding the right person for a particular job. Our recruitment specialists show you how to conduct interviews effectively to get the information you need.

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July 2016

Good questions for effective job interviews

Since you might not have the chance to be assisted by a recruitment agency, here’s some sound advice from one of our recruitment managers to help you prepare your job interviews. Read on to find out what Audrey Chrétien, manager of our Engineering, Production and Logistics team, has to say.

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June 2016

Difficult employees: How to keep them from having a bad influence on team engagement

As head hunters and human resource consultants, we know that having a solid recruitment process and succession plan is the best way to ensure you hire the right person at the right time.

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March 2016

Legal saga on the notice of resignation: Understanding your obligations

Many of us have seen employees leave their jobs to go work for the competition. But what if the employer wants the departure to take place immediately, so as to keep confidential information from being shared?

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January 2016

Demystifying restrictive clauses in employment contracts

Did you know that under the Civil Code of Québec, employees have an obligation of loyalty to their employer that continues even after the contract is over?

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October 2015

Employer branding – new challenges in HR

Product marketing or HR marketing? That is the question!

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July 2015

Head hunter, recruitment agency, or placement agency: how to decide?

As an employer, do you tend to hire professionals to recruit your new employees? Do you know the difference between a head hunter, a recruitment agency, and a placement agency? Do you know how much this type of service costs? The answers to these questions appear below. Hopefully, they will help you to decide which option is best for you.

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June 2015

4 tips for successful recruitment

Hiring the right people is essential to the success of your company. But you need to be sure you have the right candidate for the position, and the right position for the candidate.

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