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Straight From the Goldbeck Database: Wages for Construction Project Managers May Increase 5.75% in 2014

Posted on April 29th, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Industry Resources, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on Straight From the Goldbeck Database: Wages for Construction Project Managers May Increase 5.75% in 2014

A lot of press ink has beeen spilled describing how construction workers are in short supply.

What’s getting less attention, however, is how the labour market is tightening for one senior position in particular: Construction Project Managers.

(And that, in turn, is driving wages up in 2014. Based on the numbers in our database, here’s how much they may increase this year.)


Is Your Industrial Sales Recruitment a Challenge? Three Hard-Nosed Ways To Qualify Candidates with Transferable Skills

Posted on April 24th, by Henry Goldbeck in Engineering, Henry Goldbeck, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on Is Your Industrial Sales Recruitment a Challenge? Three Hard-Nosed Ways To Qualify Candidates with Transferable Skills

When the talent pool in your very specialized field is narrow, recruiting industrial salespeople can be a challenge. One strategy that’s not always used – but can be wildly effective – is to look for people in complementary industries with transferable skills. Here’s how to assess them.


BC Residential Construction Monthly News: Starts in Multi-Unit Buildings Down 22.2% in February 2014

Posted on April 8th, by Kevin Leh in Engineering, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on BC Residential Construction Monthly News: Starts in Multi-Unit Buildings Down 22.2% in February 2014

In the last quarter of 2013, things were looking good for residential construction businesses in BC.

According to Statistics Canada, residential permits were up 29.9%  and there was a 9.9% increased investment in residential structures (mostly single family homes, row houses and doubles).

With this in mind, BC Stats predicted a 3% growth for BC’s residential construction … Read More »

Keys to Recruitment Success in Northern BC

Posted on November 25th, by Kevin Leh in Case Studies, Engineering, Engineering & Operations Case Studies, Kevin Leh. Comments Off on Keys to Recruitment Success in Northern BC

My client is a large Pulp company in a town in Northern BC. They have been unsuccessfully recruiting for a Project Manager. With a population of around 10,000 you can expect a significant portion of their workforce to be from out of town. Their first hire quickly moved on. There is always a risk of relocating somebody and when they don’t really have a strong anchor on the community or they don’t get to develop that during the time they are there, the chances of them leaving is high if they get another good opportunity somewhere else.


Labour Shortages Looming For Cariboo

Posted on November 21st, by Henry Goldbeck in Engineering, Human Resources. Comments Off on Labour Shortages Looming For Cariboo

The demand for workers is expected to be at the highest between 2011 – 2016, where demand exceeds supply by 250 to 1,000 workers. Over 10 percent of B.C.’s jobs in the Other Primary sector (forestry, mining, oil and gas, fishing, hunting and trapping) were located in Cariboo in 2011. This infographic is a compilation stats released by the B.C. Labour Market of Cariboo’s labour market now, including expected growth.