Interviewing

    This is the third and final segment from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess a candidate’s accomplishments and style in order to get to the right hiring choice.  This article [...]

Pre-employment assessment: what is it?

The segment this week discusses: Pre-employment assessment: what is it? Pre-employment assessment: does personality change? And what does this all mean? This article is from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:09:51-07:00June 14th, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization|Comments Off on Pre-employment assessment: what is it?

Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing:

In the coming weeks I will be posting a number of segments from Vervoe, a publication that covers various issues such as flexible working, branding, automation, how-tos and tips on interview scripts, tests and more. Verve helps organizations such as Uber to assess a candidate’s accomplishments and style in order to get to the right [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:10:57-07:00June 5th, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization, Recent Immigrants|Comments Off on Pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing:

North Hollywood Slow to Embrace Diversity

After a sabbatical leave, I recently got back on a part time basis into the film industry not as an actor, but behind the scenes in Vancouver known as North Hollywood which employs close to 90,000 Canadians. I quickly realized that diversity is still lacking in North Hollywood, which is the third largest film hub [...]

By |2019-04-16T18:04:33-07:00April 16th, 2019|Businesses, Employement, Organization|Comments Off on North Hollywood Slow to Embrace Diversity

What Makes Employees Happy?

Around the world, there are close to three billion people in the workforce, but only 40 percent of them reported being satisfied. These numbers are alarming because when the workforce is not happy then productivity and profits plummet by almost 50 percent, according to the global research and analytics firm. Now, since many organizations have [...]

By |2019-02-12T19:04:01-07:00February 12th, 2019|Businesses, Employement|Comments Off on What Makes Employees Happy?

Diversity Training is Necessary to Avoid Lawsuits

It is a fact that many organizations in North America now have a workforce that comprises of different ethnic backgrounds, different religions, people with disabilities and the LGBT group. To avoid misunderstanding and cultural clashes in the workplace, diversity and cultural sensitivity training are a must. And this should be done on a regular basis. [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:34:16-07:00July 14th, 2017|Employement|Comments Off on Diversity Training is Necessary to Avoid Lawsuits

New Immigrants: Hiring Practices

These days there is no place for bias in the workplace, especially when it comes to hiring. Small and large companies are beginning to take necessary steps to eradicate past unfair practices because after all the main objective of the HR department is to hire the best qualified candidate for the position. Despite all the [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:16-07:00December 2nd, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on New Immigrants: Hiring Practices

References: A Hiring Manager’s Most Useful Tool

  Yes, hiring managers give weight to your resume and to your interview; however, one average or less-than-average references and your chance of getting the job going down the drain. The answer then of course is to make sure you have quality verifiable references. A reference check is an objective evaluation of your past job [...]

By |2015-06-17T17:43:40-07:00June 17th, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on References: A Hiring Manager’s Most Useful Tool

Signs of Bias in the Workplace: Hiring

  People from all backgrounds have certain biases, perhaps it is much more convenient to mass individuals from certain ethnic backgrounds into one category. Instead, taking time out to remove hidden and unconscious prejudices.  And when people fail to put aside their biases, especially in the Human Resources department,  it only undermines the success of [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:16-07:00June 10th, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on Signs of Bias in the Workplace: Hiring

Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Finding employment is an active process, especially if you are new to the country. It begins by positioning yourself by becoming aware of the cultures and companies with openings, and positioning yourself well for the opportunity. But also it is important to know your strengths and weaknesses. Now it is time for a personal assessment. [...]

By |2016-12-05T21:48:17-07:00May 27th, 2015|Employement|Comments Off on Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses