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New Job First Ninety Days

Written By: Marc Belaiche, CA Congratulations! You were hired for the new job and proved you were the best candidate for the position. Now comes the next challenge − the probation period. With any new position, no matter what level, the first 90 days are crucial. This article outlines some ways to make a positive […]

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I’ll Take Any Job

Written By: Marc Belaiche, CA Many times when I ask a jobseeker what kind of position they’re looking for, the response is “I’ll take anything”. As a jobseeker, there are challenges with this approach, and this article looks at the pros and cons to consider when seeking a new position. PROS Showcase your talent Demonstrating […]

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How to Negotiate an Offer of Employment

Written By: Marc Belaiche, CA If you are about to receive an offer of employment, congratulations! You will need to know how to negotiate an offer of employment. How the offer is negotiated will reveal a lot about both you and the organization, and it will also set the tone for the future employee-employer relationship. […]

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Interview Your Interviewer

Interview Your Interviewer – Ask Great Questions During Your Interview Be a confident and assertive career candidate. Do not seem desperate or needy. You are at the interview to determine with the interviewer if the position being advertised is a match with your skill set.  Be a professional candidate and manage yourself properly during the […]

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Corporate Culture Issues

   Clashes in Corporate Culture What is culture, and why does it matter in the workplace? Culture is the collection, and immersion in customs, and traditions of a group of people that originate from a certain geographical location. These behavioral traits, and participation in customs, affect a person’s involvement with other people, who are outside […]

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Checking References Very Important

By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA In a previous article, I wrote about tips on conducting proper reference checks (see This article covers why reference checking has become a vital step in the hiring process for all organizations. Tougher Job Market Given the economic downturn of recent years, some job seekers may be more likely […]

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Hiring More Experienced Employees

By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA Some estimates indicate that Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) currently account for as much as 46 percent of the Canadian workforce. In addition, according to Statistics Canada, it is likely that one out of every four people in the labour force will be 55 years or over by […]

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Finding the Perfect Candidate – Is there one out there?

Finding the Perfect Candidate – Is there one out there? By Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA There is often talk of candidates looking for the perfect job but not as much is written about companies seeking the ideal candidate for their open positions. This article will share some tips on what you can do to find […]

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Tapping the Hidden Job Market to Find Candidates for Your Open Positions

By: Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA & Joseph Thomas Whether driven by the need to explore and diversify a company’s approach to recruitment or find ways to cut costs, employers may consider a variety of staffing techniques to find good candidates. This article offers suggestions on how companies may tap into the hidden job market. Social […]

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Effective Techniques for Filling Open Positions

By: Marc Belaiche, CPA, CA & Joseph Thomas A major challenge for many companies is trying to find suitable candidates to fill open positions. There are many options available, and there is no right or wrong answer as to which are the most effective techniques for filling open positions. Depending on the organization, one method […]

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