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Housing Price Index and New Housing Starts Data Paints a Vivid Picture of the Construction Industry in Western Canada

Posted on August 9th, by Alessia Pagliaroli in HR Management, Human Resources, In The Media, Industry Resources, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing, Technology. Comments Off on Housing Price Index and New Housing Starts Data Paints a Vivid Picture of the Construction Industry in Western Canada

The monthly Canadian New Housing Price Index data was released today and showed a 0.1% increase, which was above the forecasted 0.0%. This is the first increase since January of this year, which has seen a flat market so far, even decreasing slightly at -0.2% in April’s release.

Conversely, overall Housing Starts were down, figures released … Read More »

5 Ways to stop Ageism getting in the way of your business

Posted on July 16th, by Karen Epp in Career Development, Engineering, Finance, HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Karen Epp, Leadership, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing, Technology. Comments Off on 5 Ways to stop Ageism getting in the way of your business

It is an unfortunate truth of our society that employees are often stereotyped based on their age. Some researchers suggest our society devalues the competence and adaptability of older employees. This does a great disservice to those employees, and also hurts the businesses who act upon these stereotypes.

Modern businesses aren’t usually looking to advertise unfair … Read More »

HR Policy Development : Attracting Top Female Talent

Posted on July 12th, by Alessia Pagliaroli in Career Development, HR Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on HR Policy Development : Attracting Top Female Talent

Gender imbalance, sexual harassment, and equal treatment have been significant issues for years. Nothing can change overnight, but I see employers now opening their doors to the most valuable candidate, regardless if it’s a woman or a man.

The companies we work with ask us to recruit candidates on their behalf and are, more and more, … Read More »

Strong job growth adds strain to already small candidate pool

Posted on July 6th, by Henry Goldbeck in Company News, Henry Goldbeck, HR Management, In The Media, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Strong job growth adds strain to already small candidate pool

The Employment Change data was released this morning by Statistics Canada showing strong growth overall and 42.6% higher than forecast result for the month of June. The expectation was to be a net increase of 22,300 jobs, Canada instead adding 31,800 jobs through the period. In previous months at Goldbeck Recruiting we reported that hiring managers … Read More »

What is it about small businesses that attracts top talent?

Posted on June 22nd, by Julia Sustakova in HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on What is it about small businesses that attracts top talent?

Many job seekers are drawn to work for an SMB (small to medium sized business) over working for large corporations or other similarly large organizations. SMBs, which are generally identified as having less than one hundred employees, comprise 98% of the over 1.17 million employer businesses in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2015). In contrast to the … Read More »