How to make a cold call: Four steps to selling yourself to a non-academic employer by John A. Lorenc Many academics experience considerable frustration when they start to look for work outside academe. The environment in the government and private sector is foreign territory, into
Personality Tests: An increasingly popular tool for employers looking for the right hire By Paul Luke Relax, job seekers, this won’t hurt a bit: We’re just going to shoot our eyeballs into your soul. More employers are turning to personality tests to probe the corners
Universities say foreign worker crackdown makes recruitment difficult by Simona Chiose Recent changes to the temporary foreign workers program aimed at slowing down the tide of low-skilled workers have made it more difficult for some Canadian universities to recruit international faculty. And there is concern
Wilfrid Laurier University has announced the appointment of Dr. Laura Mae Lindo as their new Director, Diversity & Equity, effective July 14, 2014. Dr. Lindo was previously a Senior Research Associate at Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute. She is engaged in research, teaching and curriculum development
The Boston Consulting Group recently identified “Five Trends to Watch in Higher Education.” While the trends specifically address higher education in the US, Jock Finlayson, Executive Vie President of the Business Council of British Columbia, offers some perspective on how these key forces may also
Faculty, staff and students at five university colleges in Alberta have reason to celebrate this week. After years of lobbying, five university colleges were given provincial permission to call themselves universities: Ambrose University College and St. Mary’s University College in Calgary, Concordia University College and
The University of Victoria has announced the appointment of Dr. Ralf St. Clair as the new Dean of the Faculty of Education, effective August 15, 2014. Dr. St. Clair brings to the role his national and international experience as a Director of a major state
Harvard Business Review outlines what top candidates are looking for in prospective employers (and it’s not just wealth accumulation and career advancement!) Read the original article, Headhunters Reveal What Candidates Want here.