RECRUITMENT

Karen Groom - President Groom & Associates

Montréal companies need to look no further than the city’s talented and diverse labour pool to find the people they need. Here are the steps to follow to get the most out of your recruitment process.

1- Write your job ad, making sure it is compelling and non-discriminatory. Remember to clearly state the following:

  • Company profile (e.g., mission, products and services)
  • Work location
  • Position duties and responsibilities
  • Required skills and qualities
  • Required knowledge and experience
  • Employee benefits

You may advertise the position in any language, as long as you provide a French-language version of the posting as well.

2- Post the job ad on dedicated websites, online employment agency websites (like Emploi-Québec) and social networking platforms (like LinkedIn).

You’ll probably be surprised to see that résumés do not contain any personal information (e.g., date and place of birth, family situation). That’s normal. Such information can be discriminatory. It may not be requested by any recruiter and must not be taken into account when selecting candidates for a job.

3- Interview the most interesting candidates. For some positions, it might be worthwhile to conduct more than one interview and ask candidates to take a test.

If the successful candidates are already employed, they must give their current employers two to four weeks’ notice before quitting their jobs.

Many companies hire professional recruiters for specialized jobs or head hunters for management positions. Feel free to contact us if you would like us to refer you to one.