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The Changing landscape of Vancouver’s Management Sector

Posted on January 16th, by Henry Goldbeck in In The Media. No Comments

Henry Goldbeck responds to Resonance’s article Is Vancouver’s Management Class Leaving

“This is an interesting article and could be negative for the economy if the conclusions materialize.   I would take its conclusions with a grain of salt.  It is much easier to speculate about selling your home and moving to a more affordable location than to actually do it.  When serious discussion begins about where to move to, leaving family and friends behind, kids changing schools, finding employment etc., it becomes less of an attractive option.  We still receive many more inquiries from individuals moving to Vancouver and looking for work here than we do from Vancouverites looking for employment elsewhere. This includes resumes from across Canada, Europe, South America, the USA and Asia.  Vancouver is still an extremely attractive place to live and work notwithstanding housing prices.”

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Congratulations to Alessia Pagliaroli for her New Years Resolutions featured on Recruiter.com

Posted on January 13th, by Alessia Pagliaroli in Company News. No Comments

Goldbeck extends a big congratulations to Alessia Pagliaroli of Goldbeck Recruiting for her New year’s Resolutions featured on Recruiter.com:

Challenge Myself With More Complex Searches

First of all, I would like to improve the way I establish my priorities and organize my day-to-day routine to be as effective and efficient as possible.

Also, I’m trying to think of an innovative way to attract new customers and, at the same time, increase the number of quality assignments on my desk – as well as challenge myself with more complex searches.

Finally, I would like to work on my networking in order to increase the number of connections I can count on – which will also increase my chances of matching great companies with perfect candidates.

— Alessia Pagliaroli, Recruiter, Goldbeck Recruiting

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Combat Job Search Fatigue

Posted on January 13th, by Henry Goldbeck in Job Search. No Comments

Henry Goldbeck came across the question “How to Combat Job Search Depression?” and shared his thoughts on it below:

“The biggest reason for job search depression is focusing on things out of your control. If you focus on what you can control and stay disciplined, you will feel much better during the job search and be less likely to become depressed or discouraged.

What can you control?

Your research of opportunities, companies you would like to work for, contacts in those companies, postings by those companies.   
Search of all job boards on a regular basis and company sites for job postings.
Applications to postings
Introductions to contacts in companies you would like to work for
Customizing of resumes and cover letters to fit specific postings
Research of industries, companies and technologies to prepare for eventual interviews and to bolster your credentials for your job search
Daily planning of your job search
Follow up on your applications, interviews, etc.
Follow up with recruiters in a friendly professional way
Attending networking and other industry events and webinars, etc.
Stay fit and active, smell the roses and enjoy life, knowing that when you find a position you will be working hard
Look for some cash flow job or consulting to take the pressure off of your savings if necessary.

What is out of your control?

The economy
what ever happens to your application, notwithstanding professional follow-up
what happens after an interview, notwithstanding professional … Read More »

5 Ways to Manage Your Remote Employees and Keep them Happy

Posted on January 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Workplace Wellness. No Comments

In an age when technology has provided us with numerous means of communication, where that be email, text, phone, or video conferencing – remote employees are becoming more common than ever before. Keep your remote players happy and productive by following these five tips:

Hire the Right Type of Person to Work Remotely

Although many people say they would enjoy working from home, telecommuting is not for everyone. Studies show that extroverts are more likely to be happy and productive in a telecommuting position, with a tendency to be more assertive and organized than their introverted counterparts. Of course, whether or not they are an extrovert or introvert is only part of the equation. They need to be the kind of person who works best without supervision and hard rules.

Schedule Regular Communication

A remote employee’s biggest fear is being forgotten or overlooked. Because they’re not right in front of you every day, they’re worried they will lose out on the best projects or not be included in the latest opportunities. The best way to keep your remote employee in the loop is to schedule one-on-one meetings on a regular basis, either by phone or by video conference.

Be Transparent

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The Importance of Restructuring Salaries and Bonuses for 2017

Posted on January 10th, by Henry Goldbeck in HR Management, Workplace Wellness. No Comments

With the arrival of the New Year, it is the perfect time to look ahead and evaluate your employee’s compensation and how it can be worked into the overall company budget.

January is a common time for companies to conduct salary reviews with their employees, and employers should be prepared to evaluate and restructure as necessary. Here are a few tips for planning employee salary and bonuses.

Consider the Reasons for Giving an increase or bonus

The most common reason for giving an increase is to keep up with the cost of living. The standard is typically around 1.5%-2%. There are several other factors to consider such as:

Employee milestones – they’ve been at the company for some time and are due for a salary increase.

Internal promotions – the employee has recently moved into a new role or has taken on greater responsibilities.

Valuable employees who may be at flight risk – Some skills are scarce in the marketplace and a raise may be needed to keep them from going to the competition.

Compare salaries to the current marketplace

Depending on the industry, the average pay may have changed in the last year. Check out what the average salary is for your industry to determine if your … Read More »