Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady at 1.75%: How is the job market performing?

Posted on December 5th, by Karen Epp in Recruitment. Comments Off on Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady at 1.75%: How is the job market performing?

Earlier this morning, the Bank of Canada released its target for interest rates, keeping it the same at 1.75%. As this is the target, the actual rates are a quarter point on either side – the Bank Rate is 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ per cent.[1] There are two main drivers … Read More »

It Feels Good to Work: Standing Desks and the Rise of Ergonomic Technology

Posted on October 26th, by Karen Epp in HR Management, Karen Epp, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on It Feels Good to Work: Standing Desks and the Rise of Ergonomic Technology

By now you’ve likely heard the statement that sitting is the new smoking. As far as alarming yet memorable catch phrases go, it’s not a bad one. While residing in a near-permanent state of butt to chair connection may not be as dangerous as some of the occupational hazards of our past (hunting wild animals … Read More »

An Approach to Succession Planning: How Long Are You Going to Wait?

Posted on August 29th, by Karen Epp in HR Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on An Approach to Succession Planning: How Long Are You Going to Wait?

As any entrepreneur will tell you, running a business can be a daunting and all-encompassing task. Handling the day to day responsibilities, while managing the short and long-term goals of the company, will often leave the owner, or owners, with a full plate. It’s not surprising then that devising and implementing a comprehensive succession plan … Read More »

5 Ways to stop Ageism getting in the way of your business

Posted on July 16th, by Karen Epp in Career Development, Engineering, Finance, HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Karen Epp, Leadership, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing, Technology. Comments Off on 5 Ways to stop Ageism getting in the way of your business

It is an unfortunate truth of our society that employees are often stereotyped based on their age. Some researchers suggest our society devalues the competence and adaptability of older employees. This does a great disservice to those employees, and also hurts the businesses who act upon these stereotypes.

Modern businesses aren’t usually looking to advertise unfair … Read More »

Recruiting Fundamentals

Posted on November 29th, by Karen Epp in Company News. Comments Off on Recruiting Fundamentals

Karen Epp of Goldbeck Recruiting comments on some fundamentals Recruiters may want to know.

1.) What are some shortcuts recruiters start using once they’ve been in the game for a while?

1. “Many quit replying to applicants.

2. Stopping the search once you have several suitable candidates.

3 Not keeping records of your … Read More »