Blooper therapy for job-hunters

At some point, every one of us has clicked send — and then caught the typo. You’re not alone if you’ve ever walked out of an interview and asked yourself during the elevator ride down if you should run back into the interviewer’s office and change an answer to a question you blew?  (By the… Read more »

Missing extra daylight? Try this

Daylight savings hits on November 5. And with it, more often not, a personal energy crisis. Until we adapt, the shorter days can throw a wet blanket on the enthusiasm needed to search for full-time work or a new opportunity. At The Bagg Group, we’ve been actively listening to job candidates for more than 46… Read more »

7 smart strategies to be heard at a meeting

In the spirit of the Women’s March on Washington, we are sharing some of the best practices to help everyone get their voice heard — in the workplace. At The Bagg Group, we’re all about promoting happiness at work.  We know that when you’re in a meeting, and for whatever reason, you don’t get acknowledged when you speak, it hurts.  No surprise… Read more »

A different kind of interview with Geoff Bagg

Since Geoff Bagg took over as president of the The Bagg Group in 2000, he’s grown the business so that today it encompasses five thriving divisions. He credits the steady expansion to a dedicated staff who share his passionate belief that people who are happy at work make for happier workplaces, happier families and happier communities. The company logo even… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Need to win someone over? Listen to your voice

  How you sound is how you feel, according to a new study that is being hailed as a breakthrough. You may ask, what’s all the fuss is about?  It seems a no-brainer to deduce that if you’re screaming in anger, you may be feeling… ? Let’s take a wild guess and go with angry. However,… Read more »

How to get the Halo Effect

Have you ever met someone and instantly decided they’re brilliant, before even having an in-depth conversation? Or sat in a meeting and noticed everyone snaps quickly to attention when one particular colleague speaks, for no objectively good reason. You’re likely witnessing the “halo effect”.  It’s a phenomenon behavourists identified more than a century ago. And its… Read more »

Parents, park your helicopters say recruiters

  For recruiters everywhere, helicopters are starting to report in — fast and furious. It’s the beginning of the hovering season. Parents are contacting recruiters to inquire about job possibilities for their new grads or for their kids’ summer. They want to learn more, clarify, instruct, and help. At The Bagg Group, we understand well-intentioned… Read more »