In honour of our fearless leader, founder, mentor, puzzle master, and friend on her birthday, I’d like to share 5 things that I’ve learned from working closely with Brianna these past couple of years at Envol.
Attracting and hiring the right people to join your team is challenging, but finding that star candidate is such a relief! The hard work is over now, right?
Unfortunately not. Proper training and support during a new employee’s transition into your organization is critical to their success – and it takes work. Despite our best efforts, if an onboarding program lacks structure and consistency the ball can be dropped without us even knowing it. (more…)
Last year, the need for new business was top priority for professional service firms. This year, a shortage of top talent to service that business is the main concern. From small businesses to global companies, leaders at professional services firms are facing real challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best the market has to offer. (more…)
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.
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.
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.
My internship has flown by. Seriously, it’s been a wild ride. We often talk about how fast things move here at Envol but it’s hard to encapsulate that without living it. Starting my internship working at Envol was pedal to the metal, immediately. Within the first day, I was involved in an Envol workshop for recruiting and employer branding. Within my first week, I was actively working on talent acquisition. As you can imagine, after only three short months here at Envol, it’s a bittersweet goodbye. Picking my top 3 takeaways will be hard but as always, your girl is up for the challenge!