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.
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…)
It seems these days that everyone is talking about employee engagement’s red-hot cousin – the company experience. Creating a compelling employee experience is quickly becoming one of the most vital aspects of a business. But what exactly is it?
We recently spoke with Eric Termuende about the need for effective interactions and touch points, and their direct implications on a company’s success. Eric Termuende is the co-founder of NoW Innovations, and his goal is to remove the negative connotation associated with work. Whether it’s consulting businesses on how to ‘rethink work’, writing, or public speaking, Eric is well-educated in the role HR and operational practices play in maintaining a successful company. (more…)
The simplest concepts are often the hardest to define. HR definitions can mean many different things to different people. Interpreting how to build a culture of belonging in the workplace is difficult. Where does this sense of ‘belonging’ begin in the employee experience, and where does it end? Is there a way to define belonging so that it’s inclusive to all employees, given that everyone has a different idea of what belonging means?
Receiving hundreds of applications for your job doesn’t mean you will be successful in attracting top talent for your position. You know this. In fact, you’re probably living this.
How can you find the balance between the right quantity and the right quality of candidates? Hiring is time consuming and expensive – especially if you hire the wrong people. Especially in today’s market, with fierce competition for top talent. With Canada’s unemployment rate at 5.8%, it’s more difficult than ever for employers to attract and retain talent for their companies – much less top talent.
How are you positioning yourself as a competitor in the talent market?
With British Columbia’s unemployment rate currently at the lowest in recent history, finding top talent has become increasingly challenging. During hiring, the interview process can be a daunting task – especially with talent at a premium. How long is too long? How many stages are really necessary?
Your company has an employer brand, whether or not you choose to manage it. An authentic, engaging employer brand is critical to attracting and keeping the right staff for your organization. At the sweet spot where HR meets marketing, your employer brand represents the people who work for you and helps you attract top talent. This post will guide you through 5 easy ways to boost your employer brand to attract top talent, providing you with resources to get started today!
Oh, hey there. It’s me again. You remember, right? It’s Sam tuning in from your dynamic intern duo, here to share my final thoughts before I head out the door! I’ve had the pleasure of spending Summer 2017 with a small but talented team. I found a home at Hot Soup and Envol – although I’m still waiting on receiving my free bowl of soup. False advertising? I think so.