The Priority Blog

After "Finding the Right Fit" for over 20 years, we have decided to share some of our network's experience with our valued clients. The Priority Blog is a place for employers, employees, Human Resources professionals, job seekers and other professionals to collaborate and share information on a host of HR related topics.

Positive References vs Good References

Once you’ve completed your interview you tend to breathe a sigh of relief. Your job is over and now it’s up to the interview panel to make their decision. You’re not finished being judged though. The interview panel reviews their notes from the interview, your work experience, any testing you’ve completed and the judging continues.This is the part of your interview that is completely out of your hands, with the exception that you’ve been carefully cultivating a reputation over the course of your entire career. There are a couple of things that you can do to make sure the referencing process runs smoothly.

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Managing Your Candidate Experience

My favourite part about being a recruiter is that I deal with people when they’re on their best behaviour. (This is the only time this happens for Human Resources professionals). Candidates are polite and engaging. They bend over backwards to get you whatever you need in a timely fashion. Knowing this, I’m always paying attention to little things. How are they responding to my emails? How did they conduct themselves in the reception area? If they have done anything over the course of the recruitment process that I deem questionable I have to think about how embarrassed I would be if they exhibited this behaviour in front of the client. Also, if this is them on their best behaviour, what’s going to happen after they get comfortable? What many companies don’t understand is that many candidates are judging the company in the very same way.

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Recruitment and Retention: Treat Employees Like Customers

When an employee takes advantage of an employer, management’s initial reaction is create a policy that prevents any employee from ever being able to repeat this behaviour. As a result, we end up with a lot of restrictive policies and procedures. It also limits your ability to provide a welcoming environment for your staff. This will negatively affect recruitment and retention. In order to attract and retain top talent, your HR department or management team needs to shift its thinking. Stop treating your employees like children who need to be reprimanded and start treating them like customers you are trying to attract.

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Making Your Job Search More Effective

People often tell you that looking for work is a full time job. Those people are correct. It is actually the WORST job ever because you don’t get paid and the more you have do it, the worse you feel about yourself. Like a regular job, you need a work-life balance. This is actually more important than it is in a regular job, because companies need to see you at your best. If you’re too eager, or mopey, or tired your chances of success decrease slightly. Sitting at home doing the same thing over and over again with little or no success really demotivates a lot of people and they start complaining about everything, including the lack of employment in their respective areas. This is not attractive to any prospective employer. Here are a couple of steps you can take to make your job search more effective.

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Resume Do's and Don'ts

Career experts from every corner of the world add their two cents when it comes to your resume. If you ever meet someone who tells you they know exactly what your CV needs to look like to get hired, you need to run the other way. There are some heuristics you can use, but there’s no real “right” way to write a resume. The “right” way is the way that gets you hired, and there’s no science to impressing a hiring manager. To assist you, I have a compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts that is in no way exhaustive, but could be a good start.

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What Recruiters Do and Why You Should Care


As an HR Consulting Firm, we offer a wide range of services. Because of this people are often confused about what we do, which also makes them a little confused about how to act around us. We thought we would take the opportunity to clear up a couple of things. Specifically, the general public is unaware of how the staffing industry works.

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