Part 1 of our Spotlight on Operations Management focussed on evolving expectations between companies and OMs. They were based on observations I have gleaned as a recruiter and liaison between employers and candidates. Today, I’d like to share some of the trending developments and shifting practices I’ve seen with regards to manufacturing facilities. Do these … Read More »
Nobody launches their career anticipating any type of harassment – even though it’s shockingly prevalent in Canada’s workplaces.
According to a 2016 Statistics Canada Report, “Nineteen percent of women and thirteen percent of men reported that they had experienced harassment in their workplace in the past year. Workplace harassment includes verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats … Read More »
Partnerships and Employee Engagement
Today’s employees live in a world of added workplace incentives. From free yoga classes to flex hours, traditional health benefits aren’t appreciated as they once were. Additional perks like RRSP-matching, stock options and commissions are used as tools by companies to recruit top talent. This strategy is commonplace in Canada, where we’re … Read More »
As recruiters, we are constantly communicating with companies looking to scout candidates as well as with potential employees who, in turn, are sizing up prospective employers. Our unique position in the middle of this marketplace affords us a bird’s eye view of the emerging trends and evolving “wants” on both sides of the dynamic.
When considering … Read More »
When I was in kindergarten, our teacher used to have us play a game called ‘Feed the Pelican’. She would distribute little cardboard fish featuring basic math problems or reading challenges. Students who correctly answered the question written on their fish were afforded the opportunity to walk to the front of the class and deposit … Read More »