Organizations are looking for people who are dedicated, committed, trustworthy and loyal. Look no further than our nation’s veterans!
A recent report from the Veterans Transition Advisory Council found that earnings for former military personnel declined by 42%. Former soldiers are frustrated that they aren’t able to find work that utilizes their skills.
The cannabis industry is a hot topic in business right now. In Canada, nearly 700 job openings need to be filled in the cannabis sector alone. From agronomists to data collection to manufacturing, employers in the cannabis sector need to find talent for unprecedented positions in a candidate-driven market – and it won’t be easy. In order to be more effective in these hiring processes, it’s helpful to consider exactly what’s attracting people to careers in cannabis, and what’s scaring them away.
Trick or treat! In honour of Halloween, we’re sharing 6 common things we hear from companies about why they dislike contingent recruiting agencies. From a flood of unqualified resumes to intense pressure to hire near the end of the month or quarter, you’ve probably felt these pains. You’re not alone.
Did you know that British Columbia is home to more than 490,000 small businesses employing over one million people in 2017? British Columbia leads the country with growth in small businesses and small business employment.
The report provides more important insight into the current state of small business in British Columbia. Check out the press release by the Government of British Columbia to learn more, and to access the 2018 Small Business Profile Report. (more…)
A shared concern in the back of the mind of many small to medium business owners is – Who is going to take over when I retire?
According to a 2013 Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses survey, 75% of Canadian business owners will exit their business by 2022. That’s only 3 more years. Let that sink in. For business owners who haven’t put much thought into succession planning, the continuity of their hard built business is at stake.
Small businesses offer big benefits. Offering a competitive compensation package is critical to successfully hiring and retaining top talent. You may think that as a small business, you can’t compete with the big businesses. It’s time to shift that perception!
While you maybe can’t compete with large employers on salary or extravagant benefits, a creative total rewards package can be just as enticing. Small businesses can turn a lot of their unique features into a competitive edge that big companies can’t easily replicate. (more…)
Authentic and engaging employer branding for small businesses can be a competitive advantage.
Our Founder + Managing Partner Brianna Blaney puts it simply: your employer brand is how your organization shows up as an employer to current and potential employees. It represents the people who work for you and helps you attract top talent.
Happy Small Business Week Canada! This week, be sure to celebrate your story. With over 300 events across the country, Small Business Week has been celebrating entrepreneurship across Canada for almost 40 years. This week is about recognizing the significant impact your team makes on your business, and your business makes on the economy.