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24August

Seeing is Believing

  In this fast-changing digital world, paper resumes are becoming things from the past.  At most, many employers want you to apply online and they will use your online resume for the entire recruiting process.  If you want to stand out from the digital noise, consider sending a video resume with your next application.  With a video resume, the company can immediately evaluate your style, presence and enthusiasm for the job.  To create a credible and attractive video resume, there are some rules to follow: Practice:  Practice helps to avoid verbal fillers like "um" "uh" and you will sound professional and at ease.  You don't want to be mechanical, but practice [...]

25July

Summer Students – Tomorrow’s Leaders

At Valley Personnel, we have a labour division that sends workers out daily to a variety of different employers.  They get paid when they finish a shift, and could go to a different employer every day.  This program has proven to be a character and morale builder for a segment of our population - Syrian refugees.  The students who joined the labour force have become confident, proud wage earners for their families, and the change in them has been evident. Summer work experience is the best way for students to get a taste of their potential careers.  It is also a chance for your company to show them the benefits [...]

13June

Getting It Right – Out of the Gate

Sometimes, companies involve more than one person or department in the hiring process.  In these cases, the candidates may have to liaise with other departments to accomplish their goals.  The recruiters have sourced, screened and interviewed several potential candidates and are now ready to have them interviewed by the company hiring team.  Here's where the fun starts - Accounting thinks candidate 1 is not assertive enough, Purchasing likes candidate 2, Merchandising thinks candidate 2 will get bored quickly, and....well, it is easy to see that this process is a waste of valuable time and resources. Your team needs a streamlined process to ensure that any candidate meets the majority of [...]

11April

Recruit The Best and Keep Them

At Valley Personnel, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to find the best possible candidates for your openings.  We are exacting in our screening, testing and assessing to ensure that the people we send you meet the standards of your brand when they deal with your customers. Once a new employee joins your company, we want them to stay.  While we provide a guarantee for each person we place; we hope we do not have to fulfill the guarantee because an employee has quickly become disillusioned or demotivated because of the conditions of employment.  The first three months of a new employee's experience will determine whether he or she will be [...]

Seeing is Believing

  In this fast-changing digital world, paper resumes are becoming things from the past.  At most, many employers want you to apply online and they will use your online resume for the entire recruiting process.  If you want to stand out from the digital noise, consider sending a video resume with your next application.  With a video resume, the company can immediately evaluate your style, presence and enthusiasm for the job.  To create a credible and attractive video resume, there are some rules to follow: Practice:  Practice helps to avoid verbal fillers like "um" "uh" and you will sound professional and at ease.  You don't want to be mechanical, but practice [...]

Summer Students – Tomorrow’s Leaders

At Valley Personnel, we have a labour division that sends workers out daily to a variety of different employers.  They get paid when they finish a shift, and could go to a different employer every day.  This program has proven to be a character and morale builder for a segment of our population - Syrian refugees.  The students who joined the labour force have become confident, proud wage earners for their families, and the change in them has been evident. Summer work experience is the best way for students to get a taste of their potential careers.  It is also a chance for your company to show them the benefits [...]

Getting It Right – Out of the Gate

Sometimes, companies involve more than one person or department in the hiring process.  In these cases, the candidates may have to liaise with other departments to accomplish their goals.  The recruiters have sourced, screened and interviewed several potential candidates and are now ready to have them interviewed by the company hiring team.  Here's where the fun starts - Accounting thinks candidate 1 is not assertive enough, Purchasing likes candidate 2, Merchandising thinks candidate 2 will get bored quickly, and....well, it is easy to see that this process is a waste of valuable time and resources. Your team needs a streamlined process to ensure that any candidate meets the majority of [...]

Recruit The Best and Keep Them

At Valley Personnel, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to find the best possible candidates for your openings.  We are exacting in our screening, testing and assessing to ensure that the people we send you meet the standards of your brand when they deal with your customers. Once a new employee joins your company, we want them to stay.  While we provide a guarantee for each person we place; we hope we do not have to fulfill the guarantee because an employee has quickly become disillusioned or demotivated because of the conditions of employment.  The first three months of a new employee's experience will determine whether he or she will be [...]