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Background Checks & The Future Work – The Gig Economy

In many respects, the future of work is already here. Amid the headlines exclaiming the predicted loss of jobs due to automation and other changes brought by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and autonomous systems, plus the influx of jobs in the “gig economy” it’s clear that the way we work and live is transforming.

Hockey Season is Coming – Police Check Turnaround Times are at All-Time Highs

Tis the season where if you’re planning to coach hockey, you should be thinking about getting your annual background check! However, many leagues run on volunteers and one thing can derail even the most enthusiastic team: coaches who can’t coach because they’re waiting on criminal record checks! Certn recently polled 50 police stations in some

Criminal Record Checks for the Cannabis Industry: Choosing the Right Provider

Employment in the marijuana industry in Canada is growing. Last year, Canada introduced legalized recreational cannabis to the nation, and employment in the sector has skyrocketed. Marijuana companies expect to add 150,000 jobs over the next couple years and with that will come some strict regulation. This is great news for everyone, but with government-mandated

Fight Unconscious Bias During Recruitment with These Tips

As much as we hate to admit it, we all have biases. We’re biased when it comes to sports teams, food, and nearly every aspect of our everyday life. We can’t help ourselves. Most of the time, it happens without us even knowing it — and that’s precisely when it can become most dangerous. This

The Dos & Don’ts of Successfully Hiring Millennials

Hiring Millennials is easier said than done. A lot of businesses think they can wave some ping pong and pizza in their face and call it a day. While their view of the corporate world is, for the most part, vastly different than Baby Boomers and Generation X — they’re not the prima donna Internet-obsessed

3 Questions to Ask a Candidate’s References

Companies lose an average of $14,900 on each bad hire from the previous year. Let that really sink in for a second. That’s a good chunk of change, no matter how you slice it. As we all know, the top investment at most companies is people. Pumping that much money into hiring the right person

How technology is revolutionizing recruitment

Technology’s impact on the modern workplace is undeniable. We live in a time when people can work just as well from home as they can from a downtown office. Because of the constant stream of new technologies, workplace dynamics can shift so rapidly that it’s sometimes tough to keep up with what’s new and on