Author: Squamish Jobs

Culture is the Key: Recruiting, Retention and Overall Business Success

Company culture is rapidly emerging as the essential weapon in winning the war for top talent.  At Monster.com one study found that applicants who were a good cultural fit would accept a lower salary and departments with cultural alignment had 30% less turnover.

“Company culture is an integral part of business. It affects nearly every aspect of a company.  From recruiting talent to improving employee satisfaction, it’s the backbone of a successful workforce.”  Forbes.com

 

SO WHAT IS CORPORATE CULTURE??

Corporate culture refers to the shared values, attitudes, morals and beliefs that characterize an organization and its members.  It is rooted in an organization’s goals, strategies, structure, and also its approach to employees, customers, investors and community.

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Best Questions to Ask Candidates in a 30 Minute Interview

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As recruiters who have successfully placed thousands of candidates and interviewed 5 times as many, we recognize the importance of asking the right questions and also keeping the interview process focused and brief.   Going into an interview, there are the 3 things you are trying to assess:

A.    JOB SKILLS:  Do they have the experience, skills and qualifications required to succeed in the role?

B.     PERSONALITY:  Would they be a good culture fit with the company and the rest of the team?

C.     INTELLIGENCE:  Are they intelligent? Can they solve problems? Work independently? Handle stressful situations? Continue reading

How to Ace your Next Job Interview

No interaction is more important to landing your dream job than the interview.

Get a Head StartWPS Candidate Headstart

One of the most valuable advantages that a candidate gains when they apply through Squamish Personnel rather than directly to a company is that our client relationships allow us to give candidates an inside glimpse of the prospective employer.   Continue reading

Resume Writing – How to Survive the 5 Second Scan

As a recruiter who receives 100s of resumes a week, I can assure you that you want your resume to survive the “5 second scan”.   This is the average amount of time a recruiter spends looking at each resume before  sorting it into one of two piles:  YES or NO.

How to ensure your resume is a YES

To survive and ensure you have the best odds of hitting the YES pile, follow these simple rules: Continue reading

10 Best Questions to Ask an Interviewer

One of the most critical questions that you’ll get asked at EVERY interview is sometimes the  one that feels like the easiest to answer – but getting it wrong can cost you big so do not take it lightly.   When the interviewer asks you “Do you have any questions for me?” the worst possible answer you can give is a plain old “no”.   Recruiters expect you to ask some great questions so be ready.

This is your chance to impress your prospective employer!  Don’t miss it!

 

Asking intelligent questions shows that you have thoughtfully done your research, you are paying attention and you are very interested in the role.     When you prep for your interview, review the company website, social media channels and the job description and come up with some specific questions that you really do want to know about the company and the position – and not just about the money and benefits. Continue reading

Squamish Advice and Helpful Links

Squamish is a beautiful ocean-side community and a wonderful place to live, work and play.    Here are some helpful links to guide you in your quest to loving life in Squamish!

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FAQs for Employers

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Q:  What EXPERIENCE does Squamish Personnel have in recruiting and human resources?

WPS-success-buttonSquamish Personnel, as a division of Whistler Personnel, has been recruiting top talent in the sea to sky corridor for more than two decades – since 1995.   Our managers and coordinators also each have more than a dozen years in human resources, hospitality and business management.  Click here for bios of our team.   Over the past 20 years, we have successfully place hundreds of long term and temp employees in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton at over 70 different businesses including these past clients:  Continue reading

Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your information over the internet, by telephone, or through our office is fundamental to the way we do business at Squamish Personnel Solutions (SPS).   Our Privacy Policy and related procedures that guide the handling of the personal information we collect is as follows:

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