How do you compete with $80 an hour?
That’s what Neutron Factory Works president Rick Gibbs was wondering. His Richmond, BC firm competes with Fort MacMurray for skilled trades — and his employees can earn twice their salary by sacrificing their BC lifestyle for Alberta.
So how does he keep them?
Our president, Henry Goldbeck, offered some recruiting-and-retention … Read More »
Losing Workers to Alberta’s Oil Patch? Eight Obvious, Possibly-Wacky and Workable Retention Strategies.
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.
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 »
Ah, technology. Friend and foe.
And eater of e-mails.
We were down on Thursday and Friday —
— website AND email system.
So if you tried to get in touch or submit your resume, nope, we didn’t get it.
We’re so sorry about that. We’ve righted our tech wrongs, and we’re back on track.
If you need to get in touch, … Read More »
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.