Employers

Supply Chain

Need to Mend your Broken Supply Chain Post-Pandemic? Lean on the Experts. 

Supply chains keep things running smoothly in your business and are the nuts and bolts of your organization, but they can be extremely vulnerable, especially during trying times. Any weak link caused by an impending issue, such as a global pandemic, can create a major disruption in your company’s production. A weakened supply chain means your human resources team is more important than ever, and being able to fill positions quickly is going to be your best chance at staying afloat.

“Your people are critical to a healthy supply chain.  It’s the people who hold the chain together.”

-Dave MacDonald, President, The Better Together Group

Now is the time to recruit the right team of employees who are going to rebuild your supply chain. Internal resources may be exhausted or insufficient. Leaning on a team of specialized experts who have niche and supply

2021-06-21T17:48:30+00:00June 21st, 2021|Employers|

Why Recent Graduates Shouldn’t be Overlooked in the Talent Pool

Is the Next Generation of Talent Going to Sink or Swim? Why Recent Graduates Shouldn’t be Overlooked in the Talent Pool 


The next generation of Canadians born in the late 90’s, are the single most educated generation of our time, so why are so many of them out of work? The latest group of recent graduates are facing all-new challenges when it comes to joining the workforce, challenges Gen Xers and Baby Boomers never had to experience. No longer does having a framed certificate on the wall guarantee you a job. This generation often gets a bad rap, for being un-motivated or “lazy”, but another reason recent graduates are being overlooked as potential candidates is simply that they’re lacking on-the-job experience.

Nearly 37 percent of Canadian’s born between 1980-1999 with undergraduate degrees are currently unemployed or underemployed. 

This means that Canadians graduating in 2021 are going to be forced to take any job that comes along because they

2021-05-25T12:22:00+00:00May 25th, 2021|Employers|

How will you transition back to the work place after the stay at home order in Ontario?

To keep operations going in 2020, many businesses were forced to shift to a work-from-home model, but what happens when your employees have grown accustomed to working in pajamas and don’t want to return to work? It’s a challenge that companies are beginning to face as businesses begin to build back. Employees are now ranking quality of life and their overall mental health higher on the list of priorities over the 9-5 daily grind. 

According to a recent Canadian survey, 33 percent of employees currently working remotely said they would quit if forced to returned to work.

With those alarming statistics, it can be a daunting task for management teams to start bringing their workers back to the office, especially if they don’t want to. Preparing your employees to come back post-pandemic can pose multiple challenges, number one being the list of demands employees now expect you to meet before returning to work.

“Employers will likely bend

2021-04-26T16:17:15+00:00April 26th, 2021|Employers, Hiring|

Hiring Strategies for Building Back Post Pandemic

Despite the hinging challenges that COVID-19 has displayed across major industries, companies are hiring at a rapid pace as they look to build back post-pandemic. Over the next year, businesses will be looking for ways to come back stronger than ever, and one crucial way to do that is by making sure they have a dynamic team of employees to stand behind them. Since a lot of talent was walked out the door in 2020, businesses are starting to realize that not only will some of those employees not be coming back, but they might not be the right fit for the job anymore. 

“The reality is, that during COVID many companies have had to make cuts. And some of those cuts cut deeply. As you start to build back your business, you need to make sure you’re sourcing the best talent available. More specifically, next-generation talent.”

Dave MacDonald, President, Better Together Group

With major shifts happening across a variety of industries, businesses now

2021-03-10T15:55:12+00:00March 10th, 2021|Employers, Hiring|

How Much is a Bad Hire Really Costing You?

The cost of a bad hire is shockingly high. And we don’t just mean financially. Hiring the wrong employee can have a multitude of negative effects on your business.

A bad hire can be a detrimental mistake to a company’s bottom line. Not only does hiring the wrong employee cost time and money, it can be a major setback in corporate culture, productivity, momentum and maintaining your overall credibility within your industry.

Unfortunately, this costly mistake is happening over and over again, as more than 74% of employers admit to having lost money by hiring the wrong employee.

The first step to avoiding a bad hire, is knowing the risks and being able to recognize the signs at a recruitment level, especially in a competitive hiring market.

With the right tools in place and the right team on your side, you don’t have to be a victim to a bad hire.

The Hard Costs of a Bad Hire

Hiring the wrong candidate can have a major impact on your company’s budget and bottom line. Beyond

2021-01-21T20:06:18+00:00January 21st, 2021|Employers|

A goal without a plan is meaningless

Let’s say that you are in your hometown of West Reading, Pennsylvania going downtown with some friends for dinner and the local pub that you show up at has a great little country singer named Taylor Swift, who you enjoy listening to as the night passes. By the end of the evening, you go over and drop a $10 bill in her guitar case because … she earned it! She sang her little heart out and did a good at it too.

A few years go by and this little country singer has blown up. She has released multiple albums and started touring. She performs large concerts and sings for thousands of people. Finally, you have the night off work and get a group of friends together to go to her concert. As you purchase the ticket it does not phase you that you are paying $250 to go watch her because she is worth it. Taylor started out young, she put in a lot of time and energy into

2021-02-19T22:10:02+00:00January 21st, 2021|Employees, Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers|

What to Look For When Hiring a Staffing Agency

The Better Together Difference

Regardless of the industry, the one commonality all businesses have is wanting to ensure they have a strong workforce in place heading into the new year. To be successful in any business you need a team of top-notch employees to get the job done.

Whether you’re looking to hire temporary employees to meet new demands or long-term employees to build your growing empire, a staffing agency can be the greatest asset a company can have.

That being said, not all staffing agencies are one in the same. It’s important that you perform your due diligence when choosing a staffing firm to partner alongside. Here are a few things to look for in a quality staffing agency and what makes The Better Together Group stand out from the rest.

Setting the Bar High

Look for an agency who sets the hiring bar high, and then catapults over it.

The Better Together

2020-12-29T19:59:42+00:00December 29th, 2020|Employers, Hiring|

Creating a safe workplace for everyone

Despite COVID-19’s crippling effects across so many office spaces in Canada, Ontario manufacturing plants, and society as a whole, Essential Staffing has been able to withstand the tribulation of the Novel Coronavirus to continue to safely service our current customers and new clients who are in extra need of support during these trying times.

In times like these safety needs to be of the utmost importance. Creating a safe place for our staff in the office as well as the employees who are in your workplace is our main priority.

Back in March as Canada shut down and businesses across the country closed everyone had hopes that looking back on the lock down the world would see it as an unnecessary over exaggeration. However, as time has gone on and understanding of the virus has developed it is clear that the lockdown was essential when it happened. We as a country had little understanding, little knowledge and no extra PPE equipment to help keep our communities safe. The ability to protect

2020-12-19T03:29:56+00:00December 19th, 2020|Employees, Employers|

Talent War

As the War for Talent Erupts, Businesses Are Turning To Staffing Agencies

Staffing companies are thriving amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the high demand for talented candidates in a variety of industries. Employees have options, and a staffing agency can ensure that a business is attracting not only qualified candidates, but ones who are the right fit for the job.

It takes valuable time to recruit talent, (approximately 20 days on average), and a tremendous amount of expertise. Enlisting a staffing agency to do the heavy lifting, can not only equip you for battle but will place you in a position to win the war.

To compete in today’s economic climate, companies need to utilize all resources at their disposal. Now, more than ever, businesses need to ensure they are attracting sophisticated, high-level candidates with the necessary skills that organizations will need to rebuild, and come out ahead of the pandemic.

Although the competition

2020-11-30T22:27:17+00:00November 30th, 2020|Employers|
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