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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 »


Recruiting for a Weird Location? Paying Them More Won’t Keep ‘Em.

Posted on June 16th, by Henry Goldbeck in Recruitment. Comments Off on Recruiting for a Weird Location? Paying Them More Won’t Keep ‘Em.

Pretend you’re a hospital administrator in cosmopolitan city of 7 million people. It’s the heart of the automobile and research industry, the capital of your province, the financial heart of an industrial zone composed of three global powers. Your hospital is cutting edge, a pioneer in evidenced-based medicine. You’re offering the opportunity to develop an … Read More »

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 »


Our Internship as Recruiters at Goldbeck Recruiting

Posted on May 22nd, by Goldbeck Recruiting in Company News, Recruitment. Comments Off on Our Internship as Recruiters at Goldbeck Recruiting

We are two German students, Maren Wandtke and Louisa Lichte, who are doing a six-week internship here at Goldbeck Recruiting in Vancouver. In Germany, we are studying Labour Market Management at the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency in Mannheim.

The bachelor programme combines scientific education and professional experience. It is called … Read More »


Is Your Industrial Sales Recruitment a Challenge? Three Hard-Nosed Ways To Qualify Candidates with Transferable Skills

Posted on April 24th, by Henry Goldbeck in Engineering, Henry Goldbeck, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on Is Your Industrial Sales Recruitment a Challenge? Three Hard-Nosed Ways To Qualify Candidates with Transferable Skills

When the talent pool in your very specialized field is narrow, recruiting industrial salespeople can be a challenge. One strategy that’s not always used – but can be wildly effective – is to look for people in complementary industries with transferable skills. Here’s how to assess them.