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Are You Hiring? YMCA Employment Services Can Help!

August 27th, 2014 by wptest

Learn how to craft the perfect job description with the help of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Employment Services.

Do you work for a company that’s unsure how to find great candidates to fill that job vacancy? Stop by one of the YMCA Employment Services centres in Midland, Parry Sound or Huntsville and meet with one of our specialized Job Developers, where we offer free professional services to help you hire the right person for the job.

Find the Right Candidates

Let us do some of the preliminary work for you. We have a roster of qualified potential candidates who can contribute to the success of your business. We meet with applicants and assess their skills, aptitudes and interests and match them to the best employment opportunities.

Create a Strong Job Posting

Job Developers can also help you write a job posting as well as give you suggestions on the type of interview questions to ask. Our offices also have a job board where employers can post job ads.

Writing successful job postings and preparing effective interview questions is key to finding excellent employees. The first step to writing a great job posting is to be clear on the duties and expectations you have for the new hire. The job title needs to be simple and in line with industry norms. It is best to avoid acronyms and internal language as this can confuse job seekers. People respond best to clear, easy-to-read language.

It’s important to put yourself in the job seeker’s shoes when writing the description. What do they need to know about the company and the position? To get ideas, look at what other companies and competitors say in their job descriptions and tailor or improve yours as needed. Preparing an excellent job posting can create a foundation for developing well thought-out interview questions, too.

Discover Training and Wage Incentive Programs

Job Developers can also provide you with in-depth information on potential government training/wage incentive programs for employers looking to hire. Businesses that qualify may be eligible to receive financial assistance for on the job training, including apprenticeships and work experience opportunities.

Lunch and Learn with YMCA Employment Services

We have Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn” sessions for employers. These workshops are designed the help promote and foster positive employee relationships in the workplace.  Past session topics have included Employer Responsibilities, Recruitment and Selection, Employee Orientation, Employee Performance, and Customer Service.

Interested in learning more or consulting YMCA Employment Services during your next hire? For more information or to meet with a Job Developer, contact us at one of our three locations in Midland, Parry Sound, and Huntsville.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

2 Responses to “Are You Hiring? YMCA Employment Services Can Help!”

  1. February 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm, Pat Michener said:

    I would like to post a job but can’t figure out how to do this on your site.


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