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The perfect answer to the cliché ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question, according to an HR manager

  “Tell me about yourself.” It’s hard to find a more stressful question during a job interview. The funny thing is, this is usually the interviewer’s “opener.” Maybe it’s their attempt to get you to relax; maybe it’s their way of discovering your priorities, or perhaps they just want to…

Pass the Screen to Get the Interview

If a potential employer phones, are you ready for a phone screen interview? It’s important to realize that you are making your first impression over the phone before you ever set foot in an interview room. Many recruiters and hiring managers will spend a few minutes on the phone with…

WHIMIS 2015 and GHS- are you ready?

In 2015, WHMIS aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS), a worldwide hazard communication system. The main components of WHMIS 2015 are hazard identification, product classification, labeling, safety data sheets (SDS), and worker education and training. Also, here at Diversified Staffing we offer free…

2016 Edmonton Tenure Awards

At our most recent tenure awards in our Edmonton branch, DSS had 14 staff members receive awards based on their tenure of 5 years or more. Between all the staff members, the total years of experience is 150 years. Thank you to everyone for their continued hard work and dedication…

SURFING THE ALBERTA ECONOMY

Summer is over, but we Albertans are still surfing the waves as the oil and gas industry yanks us up and down in our powerful ocean playground.  This has been the Alberta way for decades, yet we still feel the exhilaration when at the top of a big wave.  You…

Silver Lining….

As a glass half full type of person, it can get daunting to be bombarded by the messages we often hear in the media. There is never a shortage of information telling us what isn’t positive in our economy.  One  thing I know, even though it may be difficult to…

2016 – An Employer’s Market

As 2015 has ended and we are mid-way through the first quarter of 2016, we continue to see uncertainty in the Alberta market. A new political landscape that we have not seen in 40+ years, continued decrease in commodity pricing, global markets in turmoil and the low Canadian dollar have…

Security Commitment

Diversified Staffing Services has been a certified member of the International Standards Organization (ISO) in the past. Currently we follow our own Quality Service System (QSS) that is audited by two professionals, bound to and guided by our corporate mission. Pertaining directly to safety and security of information, Diversified Staffing…

5 Benefits of Temporary Employment

The term “temp-work” is often thought of with a negative connotation. However, many people are unaware of the perks of working on a temporary work assignment. Whether you are a student looking to make extra money, a trader worker with days off and nothing to do, a retiree looking to…
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