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The Unretired Labour Pool

Jun 22, 2012

Who wants to retire?  Who is ready to retire?  Sadly those who raise their hands to the first question are far less likely to raise their hand to the second …

Move Beyond Salary – Money is Not A Viable Measure of Success

Jun 20, 2012

One of the most important jobs of a recruiter when making a match between candidate and client is salary expectations…or is it?  Salary is one component but what should be …

The Simple Explanation to the Un-LinkedIn

Jun 19, 2012

It is amazing to me how many people I meet who are not on LinkedIn.  To them LinkedIn is just another social connection point, like Facebook, which they usually have.  …

Bad Hires: Data, Costs, and Avoidance Tactics

Jun 14, 2012

The adage goes, “if you hire clowns, you will end up with a circus.” Not just a circus but a really expensive circus.  Let me start with the generalist statistic …

Canadian Unemployment Rates in May 2012

Jun 13, 2012

StatsCan released the unemployment rates in May showing no gains in the national number, staying at 7.6%.  In the West both Alberta and Saskatchewan gained in strength as the unemployment …

Women pay inequality in Western Canada

Jun 07, 2012

We have seen incredible strides for women in the workforce.  Fifty years ago in 1962 women were mostly still homemakers and just starting to stretch their wings in terms of …

The Growing Opportunity of Public Sector

Jun 06, 2012

How competitive is public sector staffing?  Let’s start with the size of the pie – 24% is the average percentage of employees in the public sector in Canada (March 2012).  …