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Category: Industry Resources

Summer Slump? Thirteen things you can do today to beat it…and drum up some new business, pronto

Posted on August 13th, by Goldbeck Recruiting in Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on Summer Slump? Thirteen things you can do today to beat it…and drum up some new business, pronto

Summer is an excruciatingly slow time of year for many businesses – but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re currently experiencing the dreaded summer slump, I’ve got some suggestions. Like, thirteen of ’em. Now go forth and drum up some new business.

Losing Workers to Alberta’s Oil Patch? Eight Obvious, Possibly-Wacky and Workable Retention Strategies.

Posted on June 6th, by Henry Goldbeck in Engineering, Henry Goldbeck, HR Management, Industry Resources. 1 Comment

When managers, engineers and skilled professionals can make double their salaries in Alberta’s oil patch or small towns in Saskatchewan —

for example, recent Payscale data reports that a Senior Estimator can make 55% more working in Saskatchewan

— we’re going to have to get really creative and outright invest in ways to keep them.

With that in mind, here are eight retention strategies for companies like yours who have to compete with industries that can pay your workers double what they’ll earn in urban centres.

Some of them might be obvious. Some of them might be crazy or inappropriate.

Some of them just might work.


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 »


Round-Up for May 2014: Best Finance and Accounting Articles of The Month (+ a New Yorker Cartoon)

Posted on May 30th, by Karen Epp in Finance, Karen Epp. Comments Off on Round-Up for May 2014: Best Finance and Accounting Articles of The Month (+ a New Yorker Cartoon)

Yep, it’s that time. The last day of May…

…so I’ve got a round-up for you of some of the most interesting
Finance/Accounting articles I’ve seen this month.

(+ a link to a clever cartoon about Accounting Superheroes from
The New Yorker).

Thought you might find them informative (and entertaining!)
so here they are…

Forget About Learning to Code — To Get Rich in Tech, Become … Read More »

In Sales? These Sales Statistics Will SHOCK You. (They Might Even Change Your Business)

Posted on May 21st, by Henry Goldbeck in Ria Inducil, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on In Sales? These Sales Statistics Will SHOCK You. (They Might Even Change Your Business)

In sales? Then you’ve got to know these shocking statistics (and more): 80% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact…but 48% of sales people never follow up beyond the first contact.