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The Oilpatch Finding Workers Not So Eager To Return

Posted on April 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in In The Media, Recruitment, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on The Oilpatch Finding Workers Not So Eager To Return

Henry Goldbeck responds to the CBC article: “Former workers aren’t flocking back to the oilpatch” published recently on msn.com

“This article talks about laid off oil patch workers in Alberta who are reluctant to return to the field when the jobs opportunities sprout again. The longer the downturn, the more laid off workers will have found secure, alternative employment which they would prefer to commit to. This also speaks to the challenge that employers had in the beginning of the downturn having so recently faced an environment in which recruiting and retention was a major ongoing challenge.  Employers did not want to be caught short if the downturn reversed quickly, did not want to lose valuable staff for the longer term and also did not want to be overstaffed and possible risk the financial security of the company if the downturn continued.  The positive aspect of the article is that companies are hiring again and facing these challenges as opposed to continuing layoffs.”


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Henry E. Goldbeck, President of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and founded Goldbeck Recruiting in 1997. Since then, Henry has built the company's reputation as a leading headhunter and recruitment agency in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and executive level positions across a variety of industries.

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