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Introduction

The search for new employees is a common task for most employers. A certain amount of employee turnover is a part of doing business. Employees may move on to new jobs or locations, transfer, resign or they may have been fired – whatever the situation your challenge as an employer is the same – you have a job opening that you need to fill.

Filling job vacancies is not as easy as it used to be. The competition for workers has been increasing and this trend will continue well into the future. Changing employment conditions, retirements and instantaneous access to information via the internet means that workers, especially young workers, now have access to more job opportunities than ever before, both inside and outside the province. This means you will need creative and proactive strategies to attract and keep the workers you need.

Luckily, there are more ways than ever to reach prospective employees. This includes the use of traditional media, such as newspaper ads, the rapid emergence of new social networking media like Facebook, online job sites and international recruitment strategies.

This section provides information, tips and tools, such as a job posting guide and template, to help you look for workers and be more competitive in your search.

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