Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Lack of Skilled Workers: A Challenge

Posted on October 12th, by Jackie Jagger in Human Resources, Industry Resources, Sales & Marketing. No Comments

As of late, a lot of Canadian companies are feeling the effects of the lack of skilled workers in their organization. Around 24% of employers state that they have been unsuccessful in finding the right candidates with the right skill set – with some positions being unfilled for over 12 weeks or longer. Employers also claim that this lack of skilled workers and open positions have hurt their finances.


Employers report that one of the biggest reason they face difficulties in filling these positions is the lack of available applicants.  Other employers claim that some candidates are unwilling to work for the salary offered or that they lack interpersonal skills for the job.

Additionally, there are not enough workers graduating in in-demand fields and some that lack interest in the required field. There are also a growing number of entry level jobs that are becoming more challenging with regards to skills and therefore making them harder to fill.

Some employers have taken on the job training to tackle this problem while others opt to hire candidates that lack the necessary skills then train them while they are working.  Employers that do on-the-job training have seen … Read More »

Farewell Ria Inducil

Posted on October 8th, by Jackie Jagger in About, Company News, Ria Inducil. No Comments

Ria Inducil has been a part of the Goldbeck Recruiting family since 2009. Since then she has helped us reach new heights, approach and serve new markets, and successfully close over 90 positions.

Ria‘s tenacity is what has always driven her; she enjoys challenges and approaches them head on. Today, Ria has decided to move on to the next chapter in her life where the focus will be health and family. We would like to wish her the best in years to come and that Goldbeck Recruiting will always consider her a part of this growing family.

Ria Inducil is a great recruiter, fantastic employee, terrific co-worker and friend and dedicated mother. Any new employees, contractors or interns arriving to begin work at Goldbeck Recruiting were warmly welcomed and made to feel accepted as part of the team by Ria and the example she set. Her office was the lunch room of the company where everyone was welcome and hilarity often ensued.  She was up to any recruiting challenge from biotech executives, senior medical specialists for the pharma industry to be based in Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver or the head of cardiac surgery for a Chinese … Read More »

The Intern – Photoshoot

Posted on September 21st, by Jackie Jagger in About, Just For Fun. No Comments

The Intern, an exciting new movie starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway will be in cinemas on September 25.

The team at Goldbeck Recruiting partnered up with Warner Bros. for the launch of this movie and here are some photos of us having some fun.

You could also visit warnerbroscanada.com to win a $500 shopping spree and tickets for the movie.

Top Five Ways to Show Appreciation to Employees

Posted on September 17th, by Samira Atthari in HR Management, Recruitment. No Comments

“People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition” Bob Nelson.

Showing appreciation does not only have to be towards family and loved ones, it can also be expressed towards employees for their hard work and contributions towards the organization. Expressing your thankfulness towards employees will repay you with kindness, loyalty and even more ways than you can imagine; it increases employee motivation, employee productivity, employee retention and creates a positive work environment. Employees work better when they are recognized, thus showing appreciation can go a long way.

There are numerous ways of showing your staff how thankful you are for their hard work and dedication. Your gestures do not always have to have a big monetary value; simple gestures can also deliver the message.

Shorter Work Day

Giving your employees a shorter work day or an earlier start to their weekend is a great way to show appreciation. Not only does this say “I appreciate the hard work you have put in this week, you
deserve some time off, take a shorter work day”, but it also says you respect their personal time by allowing your employee to spend … Read More »

Top Secrets to Find a Job in a New City

Posted on September 11th, by Jackie Jagger in Career, Career Development, Job Search. No Comments

Ever wondered why humans are migratory in nature? Before all the fancy cities and civilizations, humans were part of tribes that were on a constant move. When a tribe would deplete an area of resources, they would move to a different resource rich area.

Just like that, modern humans constantly look for better opportunities and some move cities, and even continents in search of that opportunity. However, starting over in a new city can be a challenging and a daunting task. We have some tips for you to make that transition easy.

Market Yourself

Networking is easier than ever before with technology and websites like LinkedIn. It is a good idea to update your location to the desired city than your current one. This would let you show up in the list of local recruiters. Additionally, you could join local LinkedIn groups and attend events in the city that relate to you and your particular niche.

Target Positions That Attract You

Use websites like indeed.com to keep an eye out for companies and positions that attract you in the desired city. Drawing upon your greatest skill is a very effective way of garnering attention from companies. It is also recommended that you target larger companies as they have … Read More »