Businesses previously measured success through production or output. Deliverables, impact, and clients used to attract the best talent. The days of recruiting candidates by offering one definition of success – climbing the corporate ladder with a singular focus – are gone. Today, your employer brand is your most effective recruitment and growth strategy yet.
In this crazy hiring market, you may feel lucky just to have roles filled. Your turnover rate is relatively low and absenteeism rates are below average. So your people issues are sorted, right? Wrong. Turnover and absenteeism may be your company’s go-to HR metrics for success, but it turns out that there is a hidden problem impacting your business even more – presenteeism.
If you haven’t heard by now, cultural diversity in the workplace isn’t just a nice to have, it’s essential. The importance of diversity and inclusion has been highlighted significantly in recent times by high-profile initiatives such as the Pay Transparency Act, which will be implemented by the province of Ontario in January 2019. Having a diverse workforce has many benefits, but implementing recruitment practices which bring it to life comes with it’s challenges. (more…)
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.
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…)
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…)
With the legalization of recreational cannabis just around the corner, cannabis recruitment in Canada is exploding! Currently, there are over 700 postings for job opportunities in the cannabis industry. With a variety of positions in high demand (pun intended), cannabis employers face tough competition for top talent. How will your company stand out amongst the weeds to attract and engage top talent in the competitive cannabis market?
You already know. You might even already be freaking out.
The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is official effective October 17, 2018. Many organizations are anxious about the implications this will have in their workplace. Don’t worry, we have you covered.(more…)