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Henry Goldbeck Featured On Fairview TV

Posted on August 18th, by Henry Goldbeck in Company News, Recruitment. No Comments

Are Job Losses in Alberta and Central Canada Affecting the Job Market in British Columbia?

To aid in answering this question Anchor/Reporter Clement Tang of Fairchild TV interviewed Henry Goldbeck of Goldbeck Recruiting along with a few other prominent Professionals.


Henry shares with Fairchild TV that Goldbeck Recruiting has noticed:

“since 2014 when oil prices started to go down, Alberta’s unemployment has risen from 4.4% to 7.9%.
Initially, the resumes we saw and the people who were let go, were the higher paid, less qualified or skilled employees. For example, when the oil prices started going down the first resumes we saw, we saw a lot of camp resumes. People who worked in camps and were probably making a lot of money just doing dishes, house work, or cooking for camps and for the oil workers up north.
When we started to see more senior personal, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Senior Engineers, Engineering Managers, Technical staff, etc., that’s been the biggest consistent sector where unemployment has been increasing and then other areas servicing those.
So we’ve been seeing a consistently wide range of resumes as people get used to the fact that unemployment might last a little bit longer in Alberta so maybe we should look at moving … Read More »

How Brexit Could Impact the Canadian Job Market

Posted on August 15th, by Goldbeck Recruiting in About, Company News, In The Media, Recruitment. No Comments

It’s been nearly a month since the citizens of Britain voted themselves out of the European Union, and the world is still reeling from the possible impact it could have on the global economy.

How Canada’s economy may be affected has been a debated topic. Canadian businesses and job markets could be affected by Brexit.
Last year, the UK was the recipient of nearly $15 billion in Canadian exports, which ranks them within Canada’s top three trading partners. Since Britain will no longer be part of CETA, the EU’s Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, their tariffs on Canadian imports will be relinquished. Depending on the terms that the UK negotiates with international partners post Brexit, Canadian businesses may need to revisit their export tactics to the UK. Long-term, there may be a risk of lower exports or the opportunity of higher exports with resulting positive or negative outcomes for the labour market in Canada.

Another impact of Brexit is a potential influx of U.K. citizens to Canada. Indeed.com, a job searching site, reports that U.K. searches for jobs in Canada were four times higher in the days after Brexit, clearly indicating that many U.K. citizens may be looking to Canada for their career options.

The day … Read More »

Walking in His Father’s Shoes

Posted on August 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in Just For Fun. No Comments

“Will Goldbeck is walking in his father’s shoes by having his name mentioned in popular media, the Times Colonist.  Wlll Goldbeck was referenced in an advertorial by Beanstream.  Although he was not interviewed or quoted by the Times Colonist, his name appears none the less!    A good start to a career in business.”


University Degree Is Underestimated

Posted on August 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in Career, Career Development, Human Resources, Interviewing Advice. No Comments

Do I Need a Degree to Develop My Career?

While it has been statistically proven that higher education increases long-term employment and potential earnings for the overall population, it does not mean that you cannot be extremely successful without a degree. It also does not mean that having a degree alone will hand you the success you are looking for without applying initiative, work ethic, and interpersonal skills.

Certainly, there are countless occupations which require specific education and training. Becoming a doctor, a lawyer, a dentist, a nurse or a pharmacologist—there are tons of jobs that mandate educations as a prerequisite. While this remains true, it is not always about the degree, it is about the experience. Gaining experience has proven to heighten the success of BCIT students who are crushing the job market with their industry-specific diplomas, internships and hands-on skills. Education has reached a level of specialty which demonstrates that degrees are not always the most powerful and job promising scholastic tool.

The trend of seeking skills over credentials is being followed by companies like Penguin Random House, Ernst and Young and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. They fear that students are coming out of school with “no real skills”, as they crave raw talent and true potential in spite of a degree. This … Read More »

Workplace Wellness “Keeping Hydrated”

Posted on August 10th, by Henry Goldbeck in Case Studies, HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Infographic. No Comments

Water Keeps You Well at Work

Water is a vital thing to our existence. If you are trying to improve your wellness at work, it could be so simple as drinking some water. It is very important to stay hydrated throughout the day.

In fact, staying hydrated is one of the most valuable things you can do for your body. Water helps to regulate our internal temperature, it removes metabolic wastes, it lubricates joints, and keeps the heart and muscles healthy. Studies show that hydration has improved alertness, concentration and over enhanced cognitive performance.


Without sufficient hydration you can undergo fatigue, dry skin, muscle cramps, sweet cravings, headaches and dry mouth. Dehydration is a deficit of body water when fluid output exceeds intake and it is classified as severe if the loss of body water is over 5%.

Why is it Important to Stay Hydrated?

The effects of dehydrations, and strategies on how to keep employees hydrated throughout the day are good to note, considering that being dehydrated by even 2 percent significantly impairs cognitive performance. It is in everyone’s best interest to keep an abundance of water flowing.

Being dehydrated by even 2 percent impairs performance in tasks that require attention, psychomotor, and immediate memory skills as well as assessment of the subjective state. … Read More »