Tag Archives: Recruitment and Retention

The Challenges of Employment

The times we live in are a challenge, both for employers and employees. For employees, while it is currently an employee market on Vancouver Island with a very low unemployment rate, it is becoming impossible for those working in entry … Continue reading

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The Empty Position

Interesting walking around town and the malls seeing the help wanted signs in the windows.  It started as the summer season approached and now is becoming more prevalent as the businesses start the ascent to the Christmas season. The economy … Continue reading

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The Danger of Minimal Training

There is an old cartoon showing a foreman going to his boss and asking about training for an employee.  The boss says, “What if we spend the money and they leave?”  The foreman replies, “What if we don’t train them … Continue reading

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The Politics of Business

In my role as an Employment Counsellor I got to hear many stories of why people found themselves unemployed.  For some it was simply that the business wasn’t doing well and there was not enough cash flow for them to … Continue reading

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Worker Shortage

While the majority of employers chose to ignore David Foote’s book, ‘Boom, Bust, and Echo’, many are regretting their lack of planning as they scramble to fill the empty positions in their organizations.  It is now a regular occurrence to … Continue reading

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The Interview

There are few things that spark the sweat glands in the hands more than a job interview.  The anticipation of the questions or the ‘behavioural interview’ process where the interviewer expects the applicant to have instant recall of how they … Continue reading

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Damn Millennials!

“The children now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt of authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”  This quote was from Socrates’ writings more than 2000 years ago. The more things change the … Continue reading

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