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Fall Hiring Extravaganza: 45% More Job Postings in First Week of September

Posted on September 9th, by Henry Goldbeck in Recruitment. No Comments

“Holy Toledo, my desk is a mess.”

“I think I’m coming in on Saturday.”

“Whoa, it’s 2pm…I forgot to have lunch.”

Now, admittedly this doesn’t sound healthy in terms of work-life balance…but it’s thrilling to everyone who works here. We’re happy when it’s busy!

(Recruiters are like farmers: we make hay while the sun shines.)

Although the dramatic spikes and dips have evened out in the last several years — these days, companies tend to hire for the big picture and plan out their hiring across the year, rather than hiring in spurts — there does tend to be hiring seasons in the recruiting business. Summer is slow. Fall is usually busy.

And yep, August was quiet(ish).

September, however, is on fire.

We all keep saying we’ve got lots of assignments, there’s a steady flow of interviews. It feels busy.

So we ran the numbers — and they’re more surprising than we expected.

In the first nine days of September, compared to last year at the same time, we have 45% more jobs to fill.

Is it like this for you, too? Is your fall hiring season already in full swing, only nine days in?

Then you’ll probably need these…

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Happy Grandparents’ Day

Posted on September 6th, by Lougie in Just For Fun. No Comments

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that tomorrow, September 7, is Grandparent’s Day.  Not a very popular day, and most grandparents probably don’t even know that this day exists.  But wouldn’t it be a treat for your grandmother or grandfather if you make a surprise visit with a little gift to show your appreciation for them.

If you are a grandparent, take this time to celebrate your day with your grandchild/children, and show them how much you love being their grandma/pa.


Henry Goldbeck Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 27th, by Kelly Diels-Rostant in Just For Fun. No Comments

Our very own Henry Goldbeck takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — and issues a few of his own, too.

(Maybe he’s got one for YOU?!)


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Summer Slump? Thirteen things you can do today to beat it…and drum up some new business, pronto

Posted on August 13th, by Michelle Nickolaisen in Sales & Marketing. No Comments

Summer is an excruciatingly slow time of year for many businesses – but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re currently experiencing the dreaded summer slump, I’ve got some suggestions. Like, thirteen of ‘em. Now go forth and drum up some new business.

Goldbeck Recruiting Inc. Reports Increase In Global Recruitment

Posted on July 10th, by Lougie in Company News, Recruitment. No Comments

VANCOUVER, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ – Goldbeck Recruiting Inc., a recruitment and executive search firm in Vancouver, BC, reports that the number of International companies looking for global recruitment services has increased in the past two years.  For the two years ending in 2013, the number of international jobs have more than doubled.  And in the first quarter of 2014 alone, the number for global placements have already grown by 200% since the same time last year.

“Companies are starting to see that borders no longer limit a candidate or job search,” says Henry Goldbeck, President of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.  “Our global clients are hiring us for the expertise we have in certain industries rather than in a geographical area.”  Goldbeck Recruiting has recruiters that specialize in sales & marketing, healthcare & biotech, engineering & construction, accounting & finance, and heavy industries.  Their global clients include companies from China, USA, UAE, Australia, Africa, Caribbean, Asia, and Europe.

Visit Goldbeck’s Global Reach page:  http://www.goldbeck.com/vancouver_bc_recruitment_agency/partners_clients.php