New Year’s Business Resolutions

Here we are, another new year. Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Are you still going to the gym? Is it a dry January? Whatever your resolutions may be, it’s something most of us do. It’s that clean perspective with a new year. While we are making our personal resolutions, why not make […]

The Weed Life; the New Law and Your Workplace

Maybe you have seen the new job ads. New positions in a Growth industry. In the twenty years I have been in this industry, I don’t think I expected to be hiring people to work in a factory for growing marijuana. Canadian culture is changing. I can’t say for sure if it’s more so now […]

Autonomous Intelligence; the machines are coming for your job (part 1)

There’s a lot of talk about artificial intelligence and autonomous everything these days. Even I am not immune to it in my staffing world. A little while ago, I read an article by a guy who believed Autonomous Trucks were a long, long way off. So far away, that it might as well be never. […]

Embracing the Better – Elevating Employment Rights to be a Leader

September marks one year since 23 year-old Amina Diaby was killed in a workplace accident at Fiera Foods. It was an accident that could have been easily prevented. This is one of those stories that hits close to home. I run a staffing agency and it’s my responsibility to make sure each person we hire […]

How not to Burn Your Money; Reducing Employee Turnover

When I started writing this article, I wanted to talk about continuous training for you and your employees. I wanted to extol the virtues of keeping your staff current with modern trends. But in the middle of writing and researching, I changed my mind. I realized there was an important thing I needed to share […]

The Social Medium is the Message; Part 2

Last time we talked, I made the case for using social media as part of your communication strategy. This time, I am going to walk through a few ways to do that. And maybe a few ways not to as well. If you have not read that post yet, I suggest you do, just to […]

The Social Medium is the Message; Part 1

Technology changes. It advances. It alters the playing field. To ignore this fact is to risk the survival of your business. Do you remember a little company called Blockbuster? Remember how they held fast to their traditional model of renting videos? So much for that, eh? There is no doubting the writing was on the […]

Always Be Closing? How new strategies are changing the face of sales.

Always Be Closing? How new strategies are  changing the face of sales. Maybe you didn’t know this, but for fifteen years, my background had been in recruiting and account management within the staffing industry. Up until five years ago, it wasn’t up to me to close the deals. I left that to the talented sales […]

Introduction to the Job Hunt

Dear Job Seeker, Looking for a job is like going to an all-you-can eat buffet on The Hunger Games – the choices are endless but you are competing against others that want to survive just as much as you do.  And if they are more resourceful, you won’t survive (Get the Job).  The more jobs […]