Tips for recruiting and landing top candidates: Selling and closing are key to your success

When recruiting, the difference between landing or losing a top candidate can be the ability to detect and address their acceptance criteria.

Onboarding a new employee: Sample checklist for employee orientation

Properly onboarding a new employee involves many tasks. This sample checklist helps you ensure you cover the essentials.

Using video interviewing and phone screening in the recruitment process

When recruiting, video and phone screening, as well as video interviewing can be effective tools to help you assess the candidates.

Recruiting: Sample interview questions for job candidates

When recruiting, there are some generic questions you can ask. These can help you understand how the candidate approaches work.

Sample reference authorization from job candidates

Securing an authorization to check references from job candidates is important. This sample authorization letter streamlines the process.

Recruitment and selection for startups: Key steps to hire the best candidate

When recruiting at your startup, know the key steps to help ensure you hire the best possible candidate.

Job rejection letter sample for unsuccessful candidates

A job rejection letter informs interviewed but unsuccessful job candidates of your decision. You may wish to customize this sample letter to fit your startup’s needs.

Finding and validating your idea – Entrepreneurship 101 2013/14

Where do great business ideas come from? Jon Worren, Entrepreneur in Residence at MaRS, suggests there is a mindset for developing great ideas, and a scientific process for validating business ideas and minimizing risk. Drawing on his own experience as … Continued

Screening job candidates: Video and phone interview questions

These sample video and phone screening interview questions can help your startup assess potential job candidates.

Designing and scoring a job interview with an interview assessment template

Knowing how to design effective interview questions and deliver reliable assessment scores will help ensure a successful interview process.

Talent management: How do I identify “A” players among employees?

While your “A” players or “top talent” are typically those with the best performance ratings, defining top talent should go beyond this single measure.

Social Impact Investment Taskforce Canadian Report Launch: Market Open & Panel

The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, with members of Canada’s National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, opened the Toronto Stock Exchange to celebrate the launch of Canada’s report, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada. The group shared key insights from the report, followed by a panel on the future of Canada’s impact investing marketplace.

Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada

Impact investing in Canada is on the rise, but it will require leadership from governments, foundations, pension funds, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations (NPOs) and others to reach its full potential. This report advances priority recommendations for governments—the federal government in particular—to enable and catalyze impact investment in Canada.

Identifying the right recruiting strategies for your startup

If you decide to recruit externally, it’s prudent to know where to place your job posting to attract the best applicants.

When do I need to hire an employee and who should my first hire be?

It’s hard for startups to know when to make the first hire. Creating a roadmap can help you pinpoint when and where additional expertise is needed.

What are the top online job boards to use for recruiting candidates?

When recruiting, using online job boards can be one of the most cost-effective ways to attract the best candidates.

Recruitment strategies: Using networks to find talent and job candidates

Leveraging your professional network can be an efficient and cost-effective way to source qualified job candidates and compete for key resources.

Hiring headhunters or recruitment agencies: What to know

Recruiting agencies can provide a valuable service. They source job candidates on your behalf, leveraging their expertise to find you strong pool of candidates.

Using online job boards as recruitment tools

Job boards can be effective recruitment tools. They come in all shapes and sizes.

Understanding my management style for recruiting and building teams

As a leader, you need to identify your management style so you can recruit others who will work well in the environment you create.

Recruiting for sales: Your first hire in a tech startup

Learn how to put together a sales force plan that will sustain your startup over the longer term.

Print advertising in recruitment

While print advertising is no longer considered a stand-alone tool to source candidates, some situations remain where print advertising may be effective.

Job description template: A sample for startups

Startups can use this sample template as a framework for writing a job description.

Sample job description for an administrative assistant

Startups can use this sample job description as an example to follow when creating a job description

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