Is your company suffering from high turnover? While some employees will always job hop, there are steps employers can take to limit the amount of workers abandoning them for the competition. Rather than waste money hiring and training people who don’t stick around, check out our tips for keeping your best workers happy on the… Read more »

Starting a new job is an exciting prospect, but it’s also a stressful one. While feeling anxious on your first day is perfectly normal, being overly apprehensive can interfere with your ability to do a great job and impress your new colleagues. Based in Ontario, HCR has been helping job seekers secure jobs since 1996…. Read more »

While it’s understandable that workers want to make a good impression in the office by going the extra mile, the truth is that vacation time is essential for resting and recharging. Here are some of our tips for asking the boss for time off so you can finally enjoy your vacation. Read the Handbook Some… Read more »

Think resumes are less important for manufacturing workers than those in other fields? On the contrary, having impressive technical aptitude isn’t enough to spare you from crafting a resume. Not only does a resume show employers you’re serious about landing a new position, but it also demonstrates your specific skills and expertise. Keep reading for… Read more »

If you’re currently on the hunt for your next dream job, then you’re probably accustomed to answering some strange questions. (Google has reportedly asked applicants why manholes are round!) While you can’t anticipate all the questions a hiring manager may ask, you can be prepared for some of the big ones. Below are some of… Read more »

It’s essential that you proofread your resume and any other documents, like cover letters, before submitting them as part of a job application. Paperwork with basic errors, like missing periods or mismatched fonts, makes it weeding out sloppy job seekers a simple task. Don’t make it so easy on hiring managers. Try these tips when… Read more »

It’s tough to know how to communicate with a recruiter. You don’t want to be a pest, but you want to be sure that they know you are interested. Besides, they are probably working with many candidates and you want to stay top of mind. What’s the best way to keep in touch without making… Read more »

Landing a job isn’t just about what happens when you’re face to face with the hiring manager. On the contrary, securing your dream position is a process that starts long before you walk in the door for your interview. Here are four ways to boost your confidence levels prior to your next big job interview…. Read more »

If you’ve ever held a night job, then you probably know the position comes with some serious downsides. Not only can working graveyard affect your health, causing you to lose sleep and pack on the pounds, but it also impacts your social life. Luckily, the news isn’t all bad when it comes to working the… Read more »

From bossy micromanagers to incompetent leaders, bad bosses are all too common. However, that doesn’t mean you need to dust off your resume and start scrolling the listings on Monster.ca. There are steps you can take as an employee to improve even the worst office problems. Here are HCR Personnel’s top tips for dealing with… Read more »