The single biggest hurdle when it comes to hiring in the defence space is security. Companies with contracts linked to national defence need to bring on candidates who can pass security clearance measures. This can take time and cause issues.
Imagine this: You're filling a high level management role for a small manufacturing business. The ideal candidate will need to have an engineering background, business knowledge of the industry, and solid management experience. On paper, you've got five candidates who look promising.
If not done correctly, hiring can be a costly proposition. You can spend a lot of time and money posting job ads online (the Post and Pray method), hoping that something will stick and that they will attract the ideal candidate from a massive stack of resumes.
The evolution of the workplace hasn't seen this much flux since machines replaced people in manufacturing, during the first Industrial Revolution. How work gets done, by whom and where are all changing at an unprecedented rate. The only response is for people, and companies, to adapt to these changes.
You know the hottest trends in recruiting for 2018 are Artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, and Redesigned Interview Strategies (translation: Video interviews), but are you a prepared candidate? The good news is, AI is working for you, it has helped reduce recruiter bias (unconscious bias) when selecting candidates.
Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country's leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation.
Family businesses usually start in a garage somewhere-father and son, mother and daughter, two brothers, etc. They start something that tends to grow a little bit, then a little more. Family businesses generally create more jobs faster than larger organizations, and they tend to contribute to economic development more broadly while helping diversification efforts across the country.
David Aplin Group has been featured as the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services Champion. The ACSESS Champion Program is all about p romoting inspiring stories of success from over 1000 members. The ACSESS Champion program was launched in 2016 to promote inspiring stories of success from our over 1,000 members in the Canadian staffing industry.
Jay Edwards, VP of Calgary at David Aplin Group, talks with CityNews about former oil and gas workers that are still a little nervous about heading back to the oilsands in fear of lower compensation. Canada is experiencing one of its largest ever labour shortages and more than 30,000 of those unfilled positions in Q3 this year were in Alberta.
Many businesses today are looking for a competitive edge and, increasingly, they are turning to innovation from their employees to help drive that advantage. This includes recruitment firms and beyond. So why is that?