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Ready for Talent?

Agt icons preemployment e453221a98b3c3721db0ff39c99be34e5c70f899235acdb8bd100cc8ab8c7e55 It can be surprising to experience how a small change in a job posting or a line of text for resume “must haves” on your website can attract better applications and more targeted resumes. Operationalizing you ideas right away with ready-made resources is the next step. Download our templates and forms and feel free to modify them for your company’s brand and purposes. Imagine having your recruiters, interviewers and managers all on the same page with finding and recognizing talent that works best for you! Inclusive, standardized and fair interviewing can become the norm across any organization; take a look at what our best practice Central Alberta employers have already done to jumpstart your own learning.

The “Ready for Talent” topics will assist you with tools, tips and strategies to build your organization’s capacity to attract and find qualified personnel who are the right fit for your needs. Thoughtful and strategic preparation for hiring is key to finding the best talent and keeping it. Find out more in the immigrant-friendly job postings section below.

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Why hire immigrants?

Have you considered looking specifically at immigrants as potential quality hires? This tutorial explains why hiring immigrants could be essential to the success of your business.

The FUD factor (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) and how to overcome it

Description: We may be derailed from hiring unfamiliar candidates because of fear, uncertainty or doubt. In this clip you will see the reasons for the FUD factor in hiring and how to overcome them to find the best candidate for the position in an unbiased manner.

Video: How to attract a diverse workforce

Star Central Alberta employers talk about how they diversify their workforce and specifically how they prepare for and attract applications from qualified immigrant candidates.

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  1. Why hire immigrants?
  2. Workplace readiness for immigrant employers
  3. The relationship between inclusivity and attraction of qualified candidates
  4. Typical employer barriers to hiring immigrant
  5. Immigrant-friendly job postings and resume information
  6. Preparing the existing workforce
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