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Category: Human Resources

Caution: A Reference Letter that Says You’re “Convivial” Might Be Code for “Alcohol Problems”

You wouldn’t think it, but “He has contributed with his convivial way to improving the working atmosphere” actually means “He has alcohol problems”.

At least it does in Germany.

It’s a code. In Germany, employers are legally obliged to provide a positive, written reference for every employee. In fact,  if an employer does not give you a good … Read More »


If Dogs Were Sales People (Eight Possible Advantages)

Posted on May 5th, by Henry Goldbeck in Henry Goldbeck, HR Humor, Just For Fun, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on If Dogs Were Sales People (Eight Possible Advantages)

Enthusiasm, energy, people-skills, charm. Yep, it takes a special breed to be a great salesperson…so maybe your next hire should be a dog.


Best in Biz

Posted on December 9th, by Lougie in Henry Goldbeck, HR Humor, Just For Fun. Comments Off on Best in Biz

Graphic contribution from Jake Goldbeck, 13 year old son of Henry Goldbeck, President and CEO of Goldbeck Recruiting. Thank you Jake for being our #1 fan!


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.


Average Vacation Time Canadians Get

Posted on October 23rd, by Lougie in Career Development, HR Management, Human Resources. Comments Off on Average Vacation Time Canadians Get

So how much vacation time should you get? Well we did some digging and according to Canadian Labour Laws, this is how much you are entitled.

 

SourcesLabour Government
CBC News
Benefits Canada
Canada One
The Province