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August 17, 2015

Why Hiring Staff Recruitment Agency is Good for Companies?

Recent research has shown that recruitment agencies have been performing rather well despite the rise of online job boards and social networking. Using social media is fine, but when it comes to filling a role for a technical position, an agency can help guide the process better.  Group

Here are just a few of the advantages that staffing agencies bring to the table for both parties in a job vacancy.

 Better Talent

Companies can really sit down with a rep from a staffing agency and create the best profile for their company. This lets the firm understand the characteristics of an ideal candidate and helps to find the best talent. Also, agencies have access to a much bigger pool of talent than a single company. This division of labor bodes well for all those involved.

Savings

Companies and potential employees can both save a lot of time and effort on signing with an agency. The process is a lot simpler and the amount of costs involved are reduced dramatically. Because of these savings the companies are more likely to go with agencies and this means it is better place to find work for job seekers.

Expertise

Staffing agencies usually have a pretty good idea about the sort of candidates out there and the ones that can fit roles in companies better. It is what they do and because the focus is on talent acquisition, the results are usually better than most other alternatives. Staffworks CNY, a great staffing agency, has suggested that the positive results staffing agencies continue to post around the year is partly because of the competitive services they offer both recruiters and people recruiting.

Better flexibility

A contingent workforce is exactly what is needed for a company to thrive. Many times the work that is increased suddenly needs to be dealt with carefully. Hiring temps is the most practical solution and this can be done through staffing agencies. Agencies allow companies to access a workforce that works on demand and this helps people find temporary jobs while driving efficiency at companies. 

Less risk

When a company goes out a gets its own recruitment done, it runs the risk of hiring the wrong candidate. This sort of risk is a waste of time, effort and resources. All of the risk can be mitigated by hiring temp workers from a staffing agency. This means less risk for companies, who are in turn more likely to hire from a certain agency.

More focus

Staffing agencies can give a lot of focus on individual candidates and companies. They work tirelessly to fulfill demand for labor, so the best candidates are often helped to get the most well-paid and desirable jobs. Companies are also more comfortable with it since the focus is entirely on the most well-suited candidate. Hiring managers at companies cannot be expected to be experts at everything, so they get help from agencies who know the industry and the labor market a lot better.

 

August 13, 2015

Life in the Cloud (Infographic)

The cloud, whether it’s to be productive at work, share special moments with friends or relax at home, it has become a huge part of life online, in ways you may not even think of. In order to help educate people on the cloud, here is an infographic from the company SingleHop that lists some of the functions that the cloud provides on a daily basis. Below are some questions that might help you think about how the cloud affects you on a regular basis! 

  • Do you stream music/videos from the cloud? Streaming services can give you access to millions of files or you can host your own files to share home movies with family and friends!
  • How do you use the cloud to streamline your work and stay productive in and out of the office? Do you use it to share documents and files between different members of your team?
  • How do you use social media, email or instant messaging to stay in touch with friends and family? What sort of data do you you store on sites like Facebook and Twitter?
  • What apps do you use that run in the cloud? Apps often run on cloud servers, which are broken up into public versus private clouds, that are accessed by millions daily. These servers save all of the data that you use on apps that you access from any electronic device.

How would your life be different if you didn’t have access to the cloud? Check out the graphic below to find out!

Life_in_the_Cloud

August 10, 2015

In the news ... August 10, 2015

App-based Promotions and Digital Coupons for the Win!

How app-based promotions and coupons drive results for ecommerce

According to Mobile Commerce Daily, nearly 96 percent of all mobile users will search for online coupons in 2015. This represents a huge market of consumers your business could engage and convert. And it’s a market that wants to be served—the Netsize Guide reports that 79% of smartphone users would like to download “money-off” coupons to their phones.

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Bell Media Salutes Independent Producers for Canadian Screen Awards

Bell Media congratulates its production partners and internal team members on their 2015 Canadian Screen Awards nominations, as announced yesterday morning. Bell Media received 140 nominations, more than any other broadcaster, with nods for programs produced by more than 30 Canadian independent producers, as well as its news, sports, and in-house production teams. Additionally, 12 films supported by Bell Media received 47 nominations yesterday. Bell Media is the proud principal partner of the Canadian Screen Awards.

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The Top 10 Social Publishers in the US and Canada in 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2015) - Engagement Labs (TSX VENTURE:EL), creator of eValue™ tool released its list of The 2014 Top 10 Publishers of social media content in the United States and Canada.

The company ranked the top social media publishers- companies that consistently issue new content distributed online and via social media- based on the findings of its eValue™ tool - the global benchmark for social scoring- by leveraging more than 300 conventional social media metrics together to provide a single comprehensive and benchmarked score for marketers, advertisers and broadcasters across the globe. The tool's three key metrics are Engagement, Impact and Responsiveness. According to the eValue data, the Top 10 publishers in each country are as follows:

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August 05, 2015

In the news ... August 5, 2015

What Twitter users want from brands

Most brands already know Twitter is a hot place to reach consumers. But to move from noisemaker to valuable content provider, check out what consumers are looking for on the platform while shopping. Twitter recently conducted a survey via its Insight Survey Platform, which polled both a general Canadian audience and an active retail audience (who follow and engage with brands). Here’s what they found:

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New media changing politics

A slightly fuzzy, zoomed-in screen grab from question period took a brewing controversy for Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, and crystallized it into a tale of callous indifference.

"Leona Aglukkaq reads newspaper, ignores questions about people looking for food in dump," read the headline last month by Press Progress, a social-media focused news organization funded by the Broadbent Institute.

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Report: NHL partners with MLB on digital media deal valued at $1.2B

Major changes are coming to the way fans consume digital content directly from the National Hockey League.

The NHL and Major League Baseball are expected to deliver a joint announcement Tuesday of a “groundbreaking new partnership” between the two leagues. According to Sports Business Journal, the partnership involves MLB Advanced Media taking over the NHL's digital operations, including the league's and member clubs' websites, live streaming, mobile applications and NHL Network. The NHL signed a six-year partnership with MLBAM on this new endeavor.

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