Talent At Work: Recruitment and Career Blog

Are Performance Reviews a Dead Zombie Walking?

Posted on November 24th, by Jackie Jagger in HR Management. No Comments

Performance Reviews are a dying process all across corporate North America.  This process often lets employers score their employees to rank them amongst their peers based on their

performance on a yearly basis.

While performance reviews are great for keeping track of employees and ensuring their accountability they tend to cause more problems than solve. This process allows managers to cover all bases and train employees to do the minimum to achieve the next level; however it fails to motivate employees to go above and beyond. Sometimes even the most positive feedback can be misinterpreted into a negative one and things go spiraling down quickly after.

The only effective method to nurture high performing employees is by having managers coach them and give them more responsibility. With performance reviews, any action is limited to managing performance but fails to actually develop it.

Why the Change?

“Performance management when practiced as a rule-based, bureaucratic process, existing as an end in itself rather than actually supporting individual and team performance is detrimental.

Today’s employees want frequent feedback, open communication, and collaboration with their peers and supervisors.  Constant, open communication signifies the equality, dignity and respect with which individuals today want and … Read More »

Importance of Attending Industry Conferences and Seminars

Posted on November 20th, by Samira Atthari in Career, HR Management, Recruitment. No Comments

Whether you are currently working or are looking to enter the workforce, attending an industry conference or seminar is one of the best things you can do for your future; yet many students and industry professionals tend to ignore these valuable resources. Conferences and seminars are designed to give you information on relevant industry subjects and keep you informed with the changes that are occurring in the industry. In fact, members of the Goldbeck family like Vivian Fung, will be soon giving a talk at the BC Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) Burnaby Roundhouse on November 17th. You can read more about it here.

The following are four benefits of attending conferences and seminars:
1. You will be able to learn new information from presenters and to improve your own skills and knowledge about your field.
2. You will get the chance to network with industry professionals and build valuable relationships within your field.
3. You will be able to encounter new vendors and suppliers for your business.
4. You will be able to evaluate the latest technologies, buy new products or services and get answers to all your business questions that can help potentially grow your business.

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Fun and Interesting Ways to Reward Innovative Employees.

Posted on November 17th, by Jackie Jagger in HR Management, Recruitment. No Comments

The pinnacle of reward used to be the quarterly or year end bonuses that were given out to exceptional employees. Today however, reward programs are unique and often reflect on the culture and

creativity of a company. Rewards can also be used as a means to express gratitude that can inspire and motivate employees just as we mentioned in our article last week.

Every company has a different approach to rewarding employees. The best ones usually employ a program that has a mix of monetary rewards and recognition but there are some companies that like to go above and beyond to ensure that employees feel rewarded and are happy.

Are you in the midst of designing your rewards program? We have some unique ideas that will help you.


Various hotels tend to reward exceptional employees with a 3-5 day trip to an exotic location. Now, not every company can do this, instead you could set up a reward program with “Company branded money” aka fake money that could be redeemed against bunch of gifts at the end of the quarter.

Even little gifts like Starbucks gift cards or movie tickets can make a huge difference.

Upgrade the Environment

Now this could be seen as a perk of … Read More »

CHRP Vivian Fung – Guest Speaker at Burnaby Roundtable

Posted on November 13th, by Jackie Jagger in Recruitment. No Comments

Sales Recruiting can be a challenging task.  There are lots to consider such as the different types of sales, what makes a star performer, how to attract the best, and more. Vivian believes that sales is an area that is not an everyday hire. It can get especially challenging when there is no professional association with where you can hire or put a posting up. To add to the challenge, personalities often shape perception making it very hard to select the right person. 

Vivian Fung, CHRP, our Sales, Marketing and HR recruiter will be a speaker at BC Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) Burnaby Roundtable on November 17th. Participants can expect to learn trends, terms and ‘must know concepts’ about sales recruiting that are useful in writing a good sales  job description, attracting, screening and selecting sales candidates. Vivian is anticipating an audience with a mix level of HR experiences. 

“Lots of companies and hiring managers are realizing that there are different types of professional sales roles and how they can benefit immensely by targeting the right type of … Read More »

Beware of New Facebook Scam

Posted on November 13th, by Jackie Jagger in About, Company News. No Comments

Goldbeck Recruiting has noticed a Facebook scam where the person has been emailing under the name of “Goldbecks Associates” and asking overseas candidates to make a payment to secure their job in Canada – these emails are fraudulent and are NOT sent by us.

We would like to remind all our candidates that we do not charge candidates and it is mandated by Canadian Law that candidates cannot be charged a placement fee.

Let us know if you have received such an email and we also recommend that you use your mail provider to report these emails as a scam.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

For information on scams or to report deceptive telemarketing contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or toll free at 1-888-495-8501. If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information unwittingly, contact your local police service.