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There are numerous reasons that a not-for-profit organization could be looking to hire an Executive Director or CEO.

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Since the beginning of COVID-19 we have seen an increase in candidate applications for new roles. As we’ve blogged about earlier this year, higher applicant numbers does not mean higher applicant quality.

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The numbers behind the stories. We have provided a recap to some of Statistics Canada's labour force survey results on both remote work as well as industry employment in September 2020.

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Preparation is one of the most important aspects of any interview for both the candidate and the employer. It becomes increasingly important when it is a virtual interview. There is added complexity in portraying your employer brand, culture and work-life experience when it is being communicated through a screen. Being prepared to properly evaluate your top candidates and properly communicate your employer brand will create a positive and impressive impression.

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a variety of challenges for employers. Not only has there been a drastic shift to remote work, remote learning, remote hiring and remote onboarding, but there are also a number of enduring challenges that employees face, including uncertainty around school closures and the availability of childcare. On top of the daily homefront struggles, the lack of colleague connection has left many employees yearning for a return to their company’s culture and some semblance of normalcy.

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The terms are often used interchangeably when a third party firm is hired to find candidates for a specific position within a business. There are however several significant differences between what an executive search firm does versus what a recruitment agency does.

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While operational roles have been a key focus during the past couple of months, finance executives have been just as busy adapting to constant change and forecasting during the unknown. Our Talent Associate, Christine Colverson, sat down with our Controller, Yue Cao, to ask her some burning questions about how senior finance roles have changed during the pandemic.

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Over the past two months, we have focused on providing employers and candidates with resources around taking the hiring process virtual. We recognize that as restrictions start to lift, some employers will begin to incorporate in-person interviews again, especially for executive-level positions.

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We have seen a significant increase in job applicants since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In some instances, we’ve seen similar roles from the pre-COVID-19 era receiving twice as many applicants as usual. That should be good news for hiring managers right?

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