The Bagg Group Blog

New hot words you may not know – but should

What about that youthquake? That’s a question that could just shake you up in an interview. Because if you’re like most people, you’ve never heard of it. But it’s the Oxford Dictionary Word of 2017.  Oxford says the term caught fire this year for describing movements fueled by youth.  Most on social media though disagree, and… Read more »

5 unusual ways to network that are brilliant

Networking is the name of the game for job-hunters.  About 44% of all work opportunities arise from networking. Yet, as we’ve written about in the past,  most job-hunters say they dislike networking and are terrible at it. Typically, many think networking is high-pressure, with high stakes. Their idea is that you have to figure out… Read more »

It’s not Scrabble, but writing resumes is word play

It’s not exactly Scrabble, Words with Friends, or a crossword puzzle, but writing a good resume does take some word play. How to play to win with your resume Thinking as a game, if your resume lists the skills and experience an employer wants, you have passed the first obstacle. You are eligible for 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 »

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 »