The Bagg Group Blog

How to choose a reputable agency – your safety depends on it

A reputable temporary staffing agency protects your rights as an employee and cares about your safety and wellbeing at work. There are a number of reputable agencies operating in the GTA and surrounding areas. However, there are also businesses in the GTA that say they are legitimate, safe employment agencies, but they’re not. These agencies… Read more »

What’s a jobcation? Great examples here

You’ve heard of a staycation where you spend your holiday exploring your city.  Our version of a jobcation is also about exploring close to home – by taking temporary work that may be different than what you are used to. Our top 5 reasons for a jobcation: Temp work is a chance to earn some extra… Read more »

A hot new work skill in demand

Looking for a competitive advantage to get the job, get promoted, or just get noticed around the table at work?  We have an insider’s tip for you. In interviews, show genuine interest in lifelong learning. Today, employers want to make sure their team members are committed to staying in-step with what’s going on in their field…. Read more »

What you must know about temping

Thinking of temping?  If so, you’re part of an important growing trend. Across North America, temporary work is on the rise versus full-time work. And there’s no sign of that slowing down. Today, it’s standard practice for temporary placements to be factored in as part of a company’s staffing plan.  Certain organizations, or divisions, want to be… Read more »

Wait, what? and other essential questions for success

The latest employment statistics are the best they’ve been in two years. Canada’s unemployment rate now sits at 6.6%. We’re thrilled with this good news – it’s a sign of optimism. And optimism fuels expansion. But for those among the 6.6% unemployed, CEO of The Bagg Group, Geoff Bagg, wants to remind them of this: Don’t think of… Read more »

Your social media profile can knock you off a shortlist

Hoping for new job or promotion?  Then be sure to pause before you post on your social media networks, even if your privacy settings are on. We know that through shares and retweets, posts and pictures can easily show up on the radar of someone thinking of hiring or recommending you.  And how you express yourself online, and what your pictures… 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 »

Back to the Future – Jobs of 2027

Futurist Thomas Frey got a lot of press when he predicted that 60 percent of the best jobs ten years from now have not been invented yet. But we don’t think it’s really all that surprising a prediction.  At The Bagg Group, we’ve been filling new kinds of jobs, in all sectors, throughout our 45-plus year history. So… Read more »

The Worst Ever Cover Letters … Don’t Go There

We know you want to write the perfect cover letter. We also know that sometimes when you set the bar super high, the task can seem too overwhelming to attempt. Seeking perfection can paralyze. That’s why we’re excerpting some of the worst ever cover letters, collected by Jessica Liebman, managing editor of Business Insider Magazine. We hope… Read more »