The Waves

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are laying everyone off because of Covid.”

“No I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are in a skeleton crew at the moment.”

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are still trying to bring back staff from before our layoffs.” 

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are trying to stay on budget to compensate for some Covid losses.”

THE GREAT RESIGNATION 

All Employees are MIA…

“YES! I am looking for help with staffing right now! I am trying to hire an XYZ and I can’t find one anywhere. “

With the rate at which technology has continually increased creating opportunity for virtual hires, and then with the need for virtual recruitment and hiring that came from Covid not

2022-05-28T16:04:51+00:00May 28th, 2022|Employers, Hiring|

The Keychain to not Getting Ghosted

Everyone has been ghosted before and you are no exception. From the girl next door to “the best interview ever” we have all experienced getting ghosted at one point or another. Unfortunately for the hiring market today the process of getting ghosted continues to be a hot topic running through zoom meetings and emailed memo’s.
“The interview seemed like it went really well, however after leaving two voicemails, sending three emails, and calling four times it appears that the candidate has ghosted us.”

-Written Every Single HR Manager/ Recruiter/ Sourcer at least once since 2019 when Covid began.

Getting ghosted by a candidate is no fun because after getting your hopes up that you have had a good interview or located a good candidate for the role there is still a high potential that the interviewee will be uninterested in moving forward. 

A Few Things to Keep In Mind If You Are Getting Ghosted Regularly:

The

2022-05-04T02:47:43+00:00May 4th, 2022|Employers, Hiring, Uncategorized|

Price – Speed of Delivery – Quality

My mom always told me that you can’t have everything but my customers don’t seem to believe her. Literally, I am not lying. My customers seem to believe that you can have quality, speed of delivery and low price all wrapped up together but I am here to tell you, it is just a myth. Who hasn’t in the past 24 months ordered some shiny, new, cool gadget off their Instagram or FaceBook feed only to learn this lesson one more time? You can’t have high quality, low cost, and immediate delivery. In the current environment of a broken supply chain this runs particularly true. 

Quality – when you are looking for quality you are looking for something that will do what it is supposed to do, when it is supposed to do it every single time. It is a combination of reliability and consistency. It does what it is supposed to do and it ALWAYS does what it is supposed to do. It

2022-03-27T13:58:47+00:00March 1st, 2022|Employers, Hiring|

The Forever Changing Desires of the WorkForce

Baby Boomers – Generation X – Millennials and Beyond 

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials have all had a different approach to what work life balance has meant to them, based partly on the era in which they grew up and in what they witnessed in both their parents and grandparents generations. 

People born between 1945 and 1960, in the generation known as Baby Boomers, grew up in an era where having a stable career that produced the income necessary to feed your family was the primary task. Reliability and consistency were the main priority for baby boomers and by default they put in continual effort to not only maintain the roles they were in but to be promoted into higher roles where they have remained VP’s, directors and senior executives.

Generation X (born between 1961 and 1980) were the children, nieces and nephews of Baby Boomers. They watched and were personally affected by the absence of their

2021-10-08T14:07:17+00:00October 8th, 2021|Employers, Hiring|

The Time to go Back to Work is Now

Since Covid has begun the employee market has looked very different than it did just a few years ago and while vaccines are rolling out, restrictions are going down and things are opening back up … employees are not yet going back to work. 

Now it is important that this is prefaced with a thankyou and acknowledgement to everyone who continued to work during the lockdowns and stay at home orders. Having people that continued to go to work and remain employed through these past months has been vital as we move forward. We applaud our Drivers, Warehouse Workers, Retail Workers, Nurses, Doctors and many others who were deemed Essential. Thank YOU!

While getting the government subsidy is nice and there is no doubt that free money is rare and something everyone wants more of, soon it will come to an end and that end will be a rude awakening for many. Enough is enough if you are able it is

2021-08-30T13:26:34+00:00August 30th, 2021|Employees, Hiring, Job Seekers|

Priority is Calling

Through the lock down most individuals lived substantially simpler lives than they were once accustomed to. Not only were extra curricular activities canceled but many people were not working and social lives took a pause for the better part of a year. However now as restrictions have started to lift across all of Ontario and Canadians are not only starting to work back towards the lives that they once lived but they are adding more to their plate each and every day. While this is exciting to many it is also causing concern for some as they no longer understand the complexity to balancing their lives. 

Oftentimes people will tell you that their brain is going “a mile a minute” or they have “101 things on their mind.” At the University of Oregon researchers concluded that the average human brain has a capacity of four thoughts that it can entertain at any given time. However, although the average person can think about four things

2021-07-26T00:00:25+00:00July 26th, 2021|Employees, Hiring, Job Seekers|

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|

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|
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