Great news! You were able to book a sales meeting! Now you can get in front of your desired next client and impress them…but what if you can’t close? It’s one thing to get through a gatekeeper, and even to get your foot in the door and voice heard, but what about your presentation will truly WOW a potential customer?
The twittersphere was recently abuzz with the latest hashtag #firstsevenjobs which featured successful people like celebrities and CEO’s posting about their first 7 jobs, and some of the results were interesting, some shocking, and some were downright hilarious.
Besides being inspirational and funny, what do these twitter posts mean for young (or seasoned) entrepreneurs? What is the takeaway from listing your first 7 jobs and what do they reveal about modern-day success?
Many companies want their employees to be top performers- the best of the best- the creme de la creme and those who don’t stay consistently winning gold are pushed to the side and overlooked.
Here are 5 reasons why it’s a mistake to only want winners on your team, and why you should be wary of hiring only overachievers in your company.
When trying to run a company, it’s not always easy to pinpoint what steps one must take to maximize productivity and employee happiness. In a world where our processes have changed SO MUCH over the past 60 years, why are we still sticking to the same schedules of yore?
Groundbreaking research by the University of Connecticut has shown many interesting findings concerning the implementation of a shorter-4 day work week….
Because of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc, we now have instant access to what people eat, see, wear and do- that means no more secrets! It would be important to know then- could you fire an employee for what they post on social media?
The Pokémon Go phenomenon has the world in a frenzy, with its launch this month turning everyone from kids to seniors into Pokémasters. For those of you who have been wondering why you have been spotting seemingly normal looking citizens running like mad through parks- you probably witnessed a full-on-pokémon-catch.
This behaviour is how employers and hiring professionals feel when they are trying to catch top candidates playing hide and seek! Here are tips and tricks to catch great staff (and pokémon too)!read more
Johnny and Amber, Taylor and Calvin- Gavin and Gwen…these past few months have been packed with high profile celebrity breakups- citing irreconcilable differences. Sounds all very dramatic, and all too reminiscent of the love-hate relationships we sometimes have had with past employees, relationships that we sometimes stayed in too long- or ended too soon.read more
3 years ago- a Ted talk given by Amy Cuddy on body language went viral and became one of the most watched and influential Ted Talks EVER. Power posing being an interesting phenomenon similar to when you force yourself to smile to feel happy- here you would take on a strong- dominant pose that would lead you to feel powerful.read more
On May 31st, Proforce Personnel hosted an amazing breakfast event at the offices of Stikeman Elliott called “Social Media, a Canadian Employers Friend or Foe?”. The speaker was renowned labour lawyer Stephanie Weschler, from the offices of Stikeman Elliott, who gave incredible insight on the legal aspects of social media in the workplace. For those who were not able to attend, here were some of the interesting themes discussed.read more
Perhaps a teacher- former boss or trainer taught you the ropes? Maybe some words of wisdom were imparted and stuck with you forever? It’s important to take a step back and highlight those amazing people who have helped shape who we have become as colleagues- leaders- and mentors of our own….read more
Ever wondered why the same pool of completely irrelevant or unqualified candidates apply to your jobs, and why you’re not seducing those you REALLY want to work for you? The reason is simple: your hiring process is wrong.
Let me clear up HOW you are messing up and WHAT you can do to counter this phenomenon and actually find yourself some good quality contenders.read more
Proforce Personnel is absolutely thrilled that our upcoming Breakfast Series, in honour of our 15 year Anniversary has been completely SOLD OUT!!! We wish to thank everyone who will be attending and our amazing speaker, renowned lawyer Stephanie Weschler.read more
We are currently in our spring/summer rush and have been actively recruiting for companies in your industry! This means we are screening and meeting with many professionals in the food and beverage domain that are either on the market, referred from our network , or being headhunted by us for companies just like you!
Here are the current hot positions we are recruiting for in the case that there are any present needs in your company in these categories:
1. Quality Assurance
3. Salesread more
La nouvelle génération de candidats sur le marché du travail est plus créative, moins loyale, mais beaucoup plus ouverte. Le salaire n’est pas toujours l’élément principal qui fait qu’un candidat accepte de poursuivre le processus d’embauche.read more
The recent passing of legendary artist, entertainer and innovator Prince has shocked and saddened many who consider him one of the most influential people of all time. When we think of Prince- we often think of his iconic songs and flamboyant stage presence, but Prince was much more than a singer and performer….read more
Happy Birthday Proforce!
Proforce turns 15 this year, helping companies grow since 2001! We have a dedicated team of recruiters, (most of which have been here for a very long time) who love working at Proforce.At Proforce we believe in collaborating with the top companies in all branches of Consumer Products and delivering a recruiting service that is superior in quality and tailored to you. Meet our dream team!read more
What if you gave your staff a cash reward to finish special projects? Studies have come out showing money as a powerful incentive. Are you using these techniques to meet deadlines or get work done faster…read more