The Bagg Group Blog

The surprising power of the voice

It might be ironic but …  Hillary goes low and Donald goes high – with their speaking voices, when talking to large audiences. That’s the finding of Dr. Rosario Signorello who studies how politicians change their pitch and volume to attract voters. A low-pitch is associated with calm Signorello observes Clinton’s voice often gets deeper as she nears the end… Read more »

Guess what cover letters and goldfish have in common

Our average attention span is 8.25 seconds. After that, our intense concentration drops off. The average attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds. What’s our point?  That nowadays, you need to write a cover letter as if it’s for a goldfish with attention disorder deficit.  We’re joking, of course. But …. The Microsoft study  Microsoft… Read more »

5 great tips for restless job-hunters

Feeling restless? September has a way of making people feel that way. It comes from so many years of stepping into a new classroom around now. At this time of year, we instinctively feel that we need to get serious, get learning, and get new shoes. The Bagg Group has placed more than 60,000 candidates successfully in full-time,… Read more »

Unusual Businesses Born of Flights of Fancy

Long weekends are made for flights of fancy. And that can be a very good career move. Letting your imagination wander is scientifically proven to boost innovative thinking.  And that’s especially true for those who want to make changes to their work life. A daydream is often triggered by the question, “What if?” At The… Read more »

The One Small Action that Can Change Everything

A little thing can pack a huge punch. There’s one very small move you can do in an interview that can drastically affect the outcome. It’s so tiny as to be imperceptible, but so powerful that we should explain before we reveal it. Having placed more than 60,000 candidates successfully over our long history, The Bagg Group recruiters know… Read more »

How To Work When You Really Don’t Want To

It’s sunny, it’s summer and there’s so much you should be doing — but you just can’t seem to get to it. Maybe you have a project to complete, it’s not a priority but it needs to get done. Or you want to update your resume and cover letter.  And you really should be sending out emails… Read more »

TTC ambassadors tell great stories

Here’s what an unusual part-time job in the GTA can look like: Learning new dance steps in slow times, playing guessing games with kids, helping harried people from around the world find their way – and getting them to smile back. It’s all in day’s work for the TTC ambassadors.  They’re the more than 300 people,… Read more »

Be part of Toronto’s scene this summer — by working it

Toronto ranks as one of the best places in the world to live. And in July and August, we’re also one of the most fun. A great way to be part action is to work the events that make this the place to be – especially in summer. Upbeat, enthusiastic teams from Bagg @ Your Service will… Read more »

A hidden source of power- your jacket

In the summer, recruiters at The Bagg Group sometimes have to walk a fine line. Here’s what we win awards for — matchmaking.  It’s been 45+ years that The Bagg Group recruiters have been in the business of making happy relationships between people and companies.  And how do we do this?  We talk (or rather, we listen) to clients… Read more »

Flashback to Graduation Day

There’s something to be said for looking back to figure out how you want to move forward. As commencement seasons wraps up, how about revisiting the day you graduated from your last place of learning? Truth is most of us probably can’t recall much of the speaker’s words of advice as we sat restless in our… Read more »