In recent years, industry-specific recruitment has been on the rise, and it’s expected to only get bigger. This kind of recruiting, sometimes referred to as “niche” or “boutique”, many mistakenly equate only with the work of small agencies – and it’s no wonder when you consider those labels. Instead, employers should think of such recruitment in terms of its pinpoint-like focus rather than the size of the organizations that carry it out. Read more
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Despite the long history of the employment agency, many job seekers still have misconceptions about how employment agencies work and how to spot a bad one. That’s why it’s time to finally demystify the most common employment agency myths out there and to expose the underhanded and exploitative tricks that only the least ethical agencies would exercise. Read more
If you haven’t heard of a purple squirrel before, you’re not alone. The somewhat arcane term is popular in the HR world and refers to a candidate who perfectly matches a job’s requirements in every way, from education, to skills, to personality. But does the proverbial purple squirrel really exist, or is it as illusory as Jack London’s pink elephants and blue mice? And if they are real, how can they best be caught? Read more
Having entered the field of mailroom management when he was just 18, Randy Dyal has overseen the smooth processing of incoming and outgoing mail for some of Canada’s largest companies, including banks, an engineering firm, a multinational document management corporation, and more. A member of the mailroom team for one of Adecco’s highest-profile clients, Randy recalls being hired by Adecco in 2009 thanks to Heather Eaton, Adecco’s Vice President of Partnership Service Delivery and Ontario East. “Essentially, the position I’ve taken on with Adecco matched my past experience,” says Randy. “Managing a mailroom is very transferable, and I think Heather was impressed with my knowledge of that environment, my knowledge of processes, and how I understood the importance of processes. Diligence is critical, and that’s something that I stressed in my interview.” Read more
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in India, Ameerdueen Najumudeen came to Canada to complete his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Corrosion Science. “There’s always going to be corrosion,” he says. “So there will always be jobs for corrosion engineers.” Now working on a contract basis as a system integrity engineer for one of Adecco’s largest energy sector clients in Saskatchewan, Ameerudeen knows how hard it can be for newly graduated engineers to kick start their careers despite the much publicized demand for them. Fortunately, he was open to all sorts of possibilities. Read more
Adecco’s own dynamic duo
Sébastien Allard has been with Adecco for a year; his co-worker at a major Canadian museum, Joël Pellerin, has been with Adecco for two. Together, the two of them are proof not only that working as a temp provides access to fantastic opportunities, but also that employment agencies attract fantastic employees.