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How To Retain Your Employees When You’re Competing with Deep Pockets

Posted on June 18th, by Henry Goldbeck in Henry Goldbeck, In The Media, Recruitment. Comments Off on How To Retain Your Employees When You’re Competing with Deep Pockets

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.

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.


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 »

Oops! (The Email and Website Gremlins Ate Your Resume and Email)

Posted on May 27th, by Henry Goldbeck in Company News, Just For Fun, Kelly Diels-Rostant. Comments Off on Oops! (The Email and Website Gremlins Ate Your Resume and Email)

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? 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.