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The Myth of the Overqualified Candidate

In almost every search we conduct, there are always a handful of candidates whose experience and education alone transcend the requirements of the role. When this happens, we often hear: “They will get bored and leave within a year.” “They will have expectations that we can’t meet!” But what does it actually mean to be …

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Land Acknowledgements: Making them Meaningful

Most events we go to today – webinars, conferences panel discussions – lead with a land acknowledgement. All too commonly, these are read off re-used sheets of paper, directed by a teleprompter or the first template found on a google search. But less commonly, do we see them come directly from the heart. This is …

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9 Shifts Employers Can Expect in 2023

9 Shifts Employers Can Expect in 2023 To better equip HR teams for the evolution of work, we’ve compared findings from 7+ reports anticipating both gradual and major shifts that employers can expect in the coming year. Based on the findings and our own intersecting experiences, we share our top 9 suggestions to help hiring …

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Workplace Wellness: From Surviving to Thriving

Workplace wellness strategies for the post-pandemic world As Nova Scotians continue to process trauma from the events of the past two and a half years, the prioritization of employee mental health continues to gain momentum.  Earlier this month, Karn Nichols, Executive Director of Canadian Mental Health Association, NS Division (CMHA) and Bradley Daye, Co-Founder and …

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Pay Transparency Drives Pay Equity

The 12.6 % wage gap between racialized, university-educated, Canadian-born people and their white peers didn’t just happen by itself (this means on average, racialized workers are making 87.4 cents for every dollar earned by a white worker). Organizations are typically built in a way that upholds inequity.  In our industry, we consistently hear stories from …

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Let’s Stop Hiring People Who “Fit In”

“They don’t fit with the dynamic of our company culture.” “They fit right in.” “We are looking for the perfect fit.” You often hear organizations talk about finding the ‘right fit’ to join their team. While usually well-intentioned, we’ve come to learn on the P4G journey that this perspective can cause more harm than good. …

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