How To Compete When You Can’t Pay Them More

How to Compete When You Can’t Pay Them More

In an ideal world, we’d all have an endless queue of experienced, well-educated, “perfect fit” applicants beating down the door and throwing their resumes in our direction in their desperation to join our teams. In the real world, it’s becoming…

The Secret To Employee Retention: Stay Interviews

The Secret to Employee Retention: Stay Interviews

It’s no secret that it’s a tight market right now for qualified candidates. And for employers, this means that if your top performers are looking to leave, chances are good they’ll have an easy time finding a new position. Back-filling…

5 Ways To Fix Your Feedback

5 Ways To Fix Your Feedback

We all know it’s important to give feedback on how employees are doing, but in most cases, the way feedback happens isn’t all that effective. We place a huge emphasis on giving feedback and honing our methods of delivery to…

4 Ways To Support A Healthy Workplace

4 Ways to Support a Healthy Workplace

It’s October again, and we all know what that means…cozy sweaters, jack-o-lanterns, crunchy leaves, frosted windshields, Halloween candy testing our willpower, and, of course, Healthy Workplace Month! At Engaged HR, we work hard every month to promote health in the…

Why Phone Screens Matter – A Recruitment Must

Why Phone Screens Matter – A Recruitment Must

Have you ever wondered where your time is best spent during the recruitment process? If you ask us, phone screen interviews are the best bang for your buck! Phone screens are a quick alternative to conducting initial in-person interviews. They…

Prohibited Questions – How To Avoid Breaking The Law

Prohibited Questions – How to Avoid Breaking the Law

There’s no getting around the fact that interviews can be a bit awkward. From the candidate’s perspective, nerves are running high, and there’s a lot of pressure to deliver all the right answers and impress a prospective employer. From the…

Back To School – Why Education Matters

Back to School – Why Education Matters

With summer behind us and cool weather approaching, back to school time is here. While the term “back to school” typically conjures images of school-aged children, high school or post-secondary students marching off to school with backpacks, employers can also…

Supporting Employees Through The Tough Stuff

Supporting Employees Through the Tough Stuff

The thought of team members experiencing personal tragedy, loss or difficult life changes isn’t something most of us like to dwell on. Whether it’s the loss of a family member or co-worker, or the death of a well-loved pet, though…

Why It’s Good To Be Disruptive

Why It’s Good to Be Disruptive

In today’s workplace, we are often looking to maintain a calm, peaceful existence. There are not a lot of organizations out there who like to shake things up on a regular basis, and who then enjoy managing the chaos that…

Managing An Emergency: What Employers Need To Know

Managing an Emergency: What Employers Need to Know

Many British Columbians were forced to flee from their homes this summer due to the devastating wildfires that ravaged communities across the province. While the distressing effects to individuals affected by the mandatory evacuations may be apparent, something that might…