If you have been actively recruiting marketing talent this year, you know just how competitive and challenging this space has been. Our Toronto recruiters have written a lot this year about the recruiting trends, best practices, and most effective ways to attract and hire the best marketing candidates.

As the year comes to an end, we’ve created a review of the top articles, tips, and advice from our marketing recruiters:

1. Recruitment Marketing

Recruitment marketing will continue to become an increasingly popular strategy to identify and recruit talent. Not only in marketing, but in all industries. Here are a couple of great articles outlining the importance of this recruitment strategy:

What Is Recruitment Marketing & How Can It Help?

4 Recruitment Marketing Trends ALL Companies Should Try

2. Improve Recruitment Effectiveness

There is always room for improvement. As competition increases for top marketing candidates, companies with the most effective and efficient hiring process will get the best candidates. Here are some blogs that discuss tips and strategies to improve your recruiting efforts:

5 Benefits of Having a Top Employer Brand in the Marketing Industry

4 Innovative Ways to Recruit Top Marketing Talent

Top 5 Ways to Improve Recruiting Efficiency in the Marketing Industry

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Marketing Job Ads

3. Retention

Once you get a top talent in the door, you need to keep them. Recruiting continues when marketing candidates become employees. Here are some blogs with great advice about how small firms can compete, things to offer candidates, and how to retain your top performers:

5 Recruiting Tips to Help Small Marketing Agencies Compete for Talent

Do You Give Enough Job Flexibility? 4 Ways to Offer More

4 Ways Offering Flexible Work Hours Benefits Your Marketing Company

3 Effective Recruiting and Retention Tactics for Marketing Companies

4. Social Media

Social media will continue to play a larger role in identifying candidates, building relationships and supporting your recruitment strategy. Here are a few articles that outline common mistakes to avoid, and how social media can help you when hiring:

4 Social Media Recruiting Mistakes to Avoid

Instagram Is Becoming an Important Recruiting Platform

5 Ways Social Media Can Help You Recruit Talent

5. Tips for Marketing Professionals

Toronto headhunters review the best marketing recruitment trends of the year

Looking for a job in marketing? Looking to take the next step in your career? Check out these blogs that outline the top skills companies are looking for and ways to become a more attractive candidate to hiring companies:

In Demand Skills for Career Progression in Marketing

Fast Track Your Marketing Career with These 4 Tips


IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.



Mark Rouse Marketing Recruiter

Mark Rouse

Mark leads Canada’s largest Marketing Communications & Media recruitment practice. Leveraging close to two decades of industry experience in the Marketing Services and Agency businesses, he has been responsible for hiring, developing, and retaining top talent as Vice-President with companies such as Young & Rubicam, Wunderman, and J. Walter Thompson.

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