The Times of Canada April 2015

The Times of Canada April 2015

“People are not always looking for jobs in IT, Accounting, Retail etc. There are tons of other industries where people need help. This is where I identified how our company can be different, therefore executed the plan”. – KD Khairah

KD Khairah, the man behind Destinationone Consulting, comes across a simple man who has a clear vision for his company. Read More »

Feature Friday: Katarina Karanovic

Feature Friday: Katarina Karanovic

We are so appreciative of our amazing staff that has been helping expand our company! Today, we would like to feature Katarina Karanovic, our Senior Recruitment Partner for destinationoneTemp, who has been with the company for a year and a half. Take a look at some of the great things she had to say about destinationone and recruitment!

What do you like best about Recruiting?

“My favourite part about recruitment is where you have a candidate who is stressed out looking for a job that’s a good fit for them and you have a client who’s looking for the right candidate because they have a lot of work and they want someone who is reliable. When you send the candidate and it’s a perfect fit. The candidate loves the job and the client calls us and says, “thank you so much they’re awesome!” I find the whole experience very rewarding.”

How did you get started with destinationone?

“I finished my degree in Psychology and I was looking for something related to Psych to start working, or go back to school and do my Masters. As I was applying for jobs to see what was out there, one of destinationone’s recruiters called me and offered me a receptionist job at a jewelry store. I replied that I was looking for something that was either related to HR or Psychology and then she asked if I would like to come work for destinationone. So, I came for my interview and I loved the people aspect of things and I have been loving it ever since.”

What is your favourite part about working for destinationone?

“My favourite part about destinationone is the close relationships recruiters have with their candidates. On any given day, a recruiter will be dealing with 50-60 different candidates, to be able to get on a personal level with each one of those people I think is an amazing thing. To have candidates call and thank me for the work; it’s just that rewarding feeling like you did something right, they are so appreciative, I think that is the best part.”

Why Sleep is so important and How to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Why Sleep is so important and How to Get a Better Night’s Rest

According to the Better Sleep Council a deprived night of sleep contributes to depression, weight gain, and loss of long-term memory. Insomnia is becoming more and more a problem in this modernizing world because humans are unable to shut their minds off. We all know we need it but for some of us, it is hard to get.

Try out these tricks for a restful night:
1. Meditation: This can be a hard practice to get into. We suggest trying a guided meditation at first, or try attending a yoga class; some people find it easier to clear their minds with the physical distraction.
2. Get a new mattress: A mattress 5 years or older can contribute to back pain and other chronic issues.
3. Shut off your screens: Try charging your phone in another room for a week and see if that improves your sleep. Having a phone or laptop in bed stimulates your mind and causes you stay awake.
4. Write a to-do list: Often, worrying will be the cause of insomnia. Try writing down a to-do list for the following day to put your mind at ease.
5. Caffeine: Limit your intake of caffeine and try not to drink it after 2pm.
6. Physical Activity: Studies indicate the correlation between those individuals who work out and have a restful night of sleep are extremely high. However, if you work out close to your bedtime it can keep you awake. The best time of the day to work out is the morning, but of course, we don’t all have the energy for that. Try going for a walk during your lunch break at work!
7. Crack a window: When you sleep, the CO2 levels raise in the room because of prolonged deep breathing. If you leave the window open it allows oxygen to flow more freely in your room and contributes to an easier sleep.
8. White noise: Some people find it comforting to listen to white noise while they fall asleep. There are many different kinds of white noise such as rainfall, wind, ocean waves etc.