Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Category: Recruitment

Why Asking for Help at Work is a Win-Win Strategy

Posted on June 19th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career Development, Recruitment. Comments Off on Why Asking for Help at Work is a Win-Win Strategy

We live in a culture where we celebrate independence and the ability to achieve things on our own steam. This holds true in the workplace as well, where job advertisements often include mandates such as “must work independently”. As professionals, we feel we should always be able to handle anything and everything.

It’s no surprise then, … Read More »

Why is There a Sales Talent Shortage

Posted on June 14th, by Henry Goldbeck in Recruitment, Sales & Marketing. Comments Off on Why is There a Sales Talent Shortage

If you are a company that relies on your sales team, whether you are a start-up or an established firm, you have probably realized how hard it is to hire and maintain talented sales personnel.

A recent Globe and Mail article, Companies Struggle with Shortage of Sales Talent, discusses how sales is in the top … Read More »

Most Common Skillset Sought After In Entry Level Workers

Posted on May 29th, by Henry Goldbeck in Recruitment, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Most Common Skillset Sought After In Entry Level Workers

1.) Definitely MS Office proficiency and strong Excel is a differentiator. 

2.)  If you are a power user and show examples of sophisticated multi-page spreadsheets you have created, it is a bonus.

3.) Important to have shown initiative to solve problems or create and complete any type of projects beyond the minimum required.

4.) Post secondary graduation.

5.) Good communications … Read More »

Why HR Managers Are Still Highly Sought After When Technology Has Automated Many Of HR’s Processes

Posted on May 22nd, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Recruitment. Comments Off on Why HR Managers Are Still Highly Sought After When Technology Has Automated Many Of HR’s Processes

Peter Drucker is one of the most famous writers on management and leadership in business.  One of his best-known quotes, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things” illustrates why automation of HR tasks only increases the importance of highly trained and skilled HR leaders in business.  Just as ERP and other … Read More »

The Trend Is Your Friend (Sometimes)

Posted on May 17th, by Henry Goldbeck in Engineering, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on The Trend Is Your Friend (Sometimes)

Compensation in the engineering sector is trending higher. Retirees and a growing need for skilled labour is making it more competitive. Employers will need to step up to ensure they have the right workers for the right job.

It seems several factors will likely affect engineering compensation trends for the foreseeable future. First, as infrastructure becomes … Read More »