Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Does Headhunting Still Work?

Posted on March 24th, by Jackie Jagger in Career, HR Management, Job Search, Recruitment. No Comments

The Internet and social media have revolutionized the process of recruitment.  All companies now have access to the same large pool of potential candidates through professional social networks such as LinkedIn.  This leads to the question of whether there are still benefits to having an outside recruitment agency do the headhunting for you.

The process of headhunting may have changed with the digital revolution, but the underlying principles have not.

 Why Headhunting Still Works for Companies:

Hiring a headhunter saves you time and money – the headhunter does all the leg work for you to find the perfect candidate for the job.
Headhunters often match the candidate’s work ethic and also look for the perfect culture match.
Headhunters have a database of candidates that they have collected for a number of years and also are able to tap into their own ever growing network to find you the perfect candidate.
Headhunters often approach eligible candidates that are hired in a crossover industry or even your competitor.
Headhunters often omit your company’s name in any ad or any communication up until the interview; this means that candidates can’t tailor their resumes to impress the company.

Working with a headhunter can often prove successful even for a candidate.

 Why Headhunting Works for Candidates:

Headhunters approach suitable candidates, you … Read More »

Industry Overview – Dubai HealthCare

Posted on March 18th, by Jackie Jagger in Healthcare, Industry Resources, Person, Recruitment, Ria Inducil. No Comments

Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirate with over 2.1 million people alone. The city saw exponential growth in the last decade and grew to be one of a kind in the world with projects like The Largest Mall in the World, The Tallest Tower in the World etc. Among such projects is a little known but well knit and close community called the Dubai Healthcare City, launched in 2002 and was built to bring state of the art modern medicine to the country.

Today, Dubai Healthcare City consists of 2 hospitals and over 120 outpatients’ medical centers and diagnostic labs covering 4.1 million sq. ft. in the heart of Dubai. They are also investing in education and researching by partnering with some of the best research teams in the world.

As of late, Dubai as a city is aiming to be the World Hub of Medical Tourism. With over 22 state of the art hospitals planned that will attract over 500,000 medical tourists a year by 2020.

Our target is to attract 500,000 people only for medical tourism by 2020 said Essa Al Maidoor, Director General of the DHA, or Dubai Health Authority.

The medical tourism strategy has been split into … Read More »

Henry Goldbeck’s Interview with News1130

Posted on March 10th, by Jackie Jagger in About, Henry Goldbeck, In The Media, Person. No Comments

What Do CEOs Do and Why Are They Paid So Much?

When Translink appointed a high paying CEO last month, Henry Goldbeck was asked to share some thoughts as to what is it that CEOs do and why do they deserve to paid in such large numbers.

Henry believes that a well competent CEO needs to have the high level knowledge and have the ability to manage thousands of people and billions of dollars. “The ability to carry the weight of that responsibility is not easy and most people, it would break them,” says Henry Goldbeck.

“Everything is going through you, and to have delegated it in such a way that it’s all happening according to the way you want it to happen takes a tremendous amount of personal poise,” adds Henry.

As far as being paid $35,000 a month, Goldbeck says the pool of successful people at that level is small — so they’re paid the market rate. Henry also notes that a CEO is constantly overseeing everything and it’s not a laid-back job, as some may think.

Follow the link below to hear more of Henry’s thoughts of what makes a CEO.

Source: News1130

Why Leaders Lose Motivation: Feeling Overwhelmed

Posted on March 6th, by Lougie in HR Management, Leadership. No Comments

What do you do when you, as a leader, lose your motivation because you feel overwhelmed? How do you motivate your employees if you are not motivated yourself? This a common issue among business owners and senior executives that can be solved with the help of an Executive Coach.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s Why…

 In today’s information age, population and technology have been growing exponentially. According to statistics, between 1900 and 1950 human knowledge doubled; from 1950 to 1975 it doubled again; and now they are saying it is doubling every 900 days. By 2020, global knowledge is predicted to double every 72 days!

Think of how much information a leader or an executive has to deal with in their job. The bigger the organization is, the more information leaders need to filter and process. And more factors come into play such what to retain, what to delegate, and what can be dismissed. So of course all these factors will lead to potential stresses and challenges.

The Effects on The Organization When A Leader is Overwhelmed
Analysis Paralysis

In some cases, executives may get so overwhelmed by information that it leads to “Analysis Paralysis”: the state of over-thinking a situation so that a decision or action is … Read More »

Industry Spotlight: Legal Marijuana Industry

Posted on February 26th, by Jackie Jagger in Engineering, Industry Resources. No Comments

A report by Huffington Post states that if the trend continues, the Legal Marijuana industry is posed to be even larger than the organic food industry. A total of five states have currently legalized cannabis in the USA, including the capital D.C. that passed the bill just as this article was being written and more states are leaning toward legalization across America and thus making it the fastest growing industry in North America.


According to the market research group ArcView, the market for legal cannabis grew to a whopping 74% in 2014 – from $1.5 bn in 2013 to $2.7bn in 2014.

“In the last year, the rise of the cannabis industry went from an interesting cocktail conversation to being taken seriously as the fastest growing industry in America”  Troy Dayton, CEO of The ArcView Group.

The report also projects 32% of growth in the industry this year. Alaska is the latest state to legalize cannabis meanwhile DC has been trying to push for a bill to legalize cannabis and there is currently a congressional bill that would end the prohibition of Cannabis nationwide.

Neutra Corp. (NTRR) is a developer of is a healthy lifestyle company that specializes in the development and marketing of … Read More »