Show, Don’t Tell

The recruitment landscape has been radically altered by COVID-19. Unprecedented unemployment numbers mean that more people with more diverse skillsets than ever are looking for jobs. One of the key - and underappreciated - aspects of this "new normal" is the necessity...

Video Is Worth Much More than 10, 000 Words

Successful recruitment begins with a large number and variety of applicants. Each applicant has their own background and skill set. Every candidate could potentially bring something distinct and important to the advertised position. How, though, to see the right...

Reimagining Remote Recruitment

First Impressions Last… Especially on Video Gone are the days when eager young job candidates would "pound the pavement," a stack of freshly printed CVs in hand, and pop into every retailer in the mall or busy commercial street in the hopes of getting face time with a...

First Impressions Last…

First Impressions Last… Especially on Video Gone are the days when eager young job candidates would "pound the pavement," a stack of freshly printed CVs in hand, and pop into every retailer in the mall or busy commercial street in the hopes of getting face time with a...

Ready, Set, Rehire! – New Roles, New Hires

The retail sector has and will continue to evolve to meet consumer needs in a world where COVID-19 persists. From the institution of curbside pick-up services during nationwide shutdowns to the incorporation of social distancing guidelines in stores during phased...

Ready, Set, Rehire! – More Candidates, More Work

The massive increase in unemployment across North America is one of the many unfortunate and unprecedented outcomes of the COVID-19 crisis. Across sectors, we have seen workers suffer wage cuts, furloughing, or the outright loss of their livelihood. This means that...

Ready, Set, Rehire! – Speed is Everything

The coronavirus pandemic has taught us that the world can change at a moment's notice. Malls typically bustling with shoppers were closed indefinitely almost overnight. The impact of shelter-at-home orders on retail operations was swift and decisive. Reopening on the...

Millennials vs Gen Z: Why Employers Need to Know the Difference

6 Trends Millennials and Gen Z are Re-shaping the Future of the Workforce When millennials came into the workplace, it marked a significant change in how employers managed this new workforce. In recent years, there was a common misperception that Gen Zers and...

How Malls are Becoming Vibrant Community Spaces

The value proposition has changed for REITs (real estate investment trusts). For the past decade, with a sizeable portion of shopping dollars migrating online and a shifting consumer base, the retail game has just gotten a lot more challenging. A millennial would...

3 Smart Strategies to Create Value for Your Retail Tenants

Add value, add value, add value! Let’s face it―we all know that to stand out and be competitive as a business, in the long run, we need to consistently add value to our clients. But how exactly? Compared to the US, many Canadian real estate investment trusts (REITs)...
Get Ready for the Most Popular Interview Questions

Get Ready for the Most Popular Interview Questions

You’ve got to be ready if you want to thrive in your interviews! You’ll need to be knowledgeable about the job requirements and aware of the pertaining skills in order to match yours. Why do employers embrace these questions? It’s quite simple really, they’ll share...

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Give your Best First Impression

Give your Best First Impression

We are all aware that first impressions are crucial during any meeting or encounter. Who’s never regretted their actions during a first encounter? Whether it be mumbling our words, incapable of controlling certain gestures, or just flat out become awkward…we all...

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Fast-working

Fast-working

The hidden skills of work consumers Say all you want about millennials and their phones, the age of communication is here to stay. Everything goes faster, and the minds of the younger generations are already adapted: fast-food, fast-dating, fast-fashion, and now,...

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Which Field Do I Pursue A Career In?

Which Field Do I Pursue A Career In?

Winter is shortly coming to an end, we can feel it, or eager to feel it! However, you’re not really thinking about any of this. You’re rather more stressed than relieved that winter is over because it means that you’ll have to make THE decision. Apparently the biggest...

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Recruit your best team ever in 2017!

Recruit your best team ever in 2017!

New Wirkn Manager Dashboard makes it easier and faster to post jobs and screen candidates It’s the start of a fresh new year — and time to dive into all those lofty New Year’s resolutions! With the hectic holiday retail season winding down, now is a great time to...

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When to make friends at work (and when not to)

When to make friends at work (and when not to)

If you’re like most North Americans in the work force, your job takes up the majority of your day. We spend a lot of time with our colleagues. The tendency to make friends at work is strong, and it is only natural that our work and social lives blend. We are social...

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