Entries by Essence

The Relationship Between The Recruiter and the Career Seeker

People often have the misconception that as a recruitment firm we find jobs for people. ACTUALLY, our role is the other way around. We find the right people for specific positions in our client’s organizations.  HOWEVER, it is true that we do connect with many people, and that is where career seekers come into play. […]

Recruitment, it’s a business BUT It’s REALLY about the People.

In a market place where competition for talent is fierce, people and organizations often wonder how to choose a recruitment firm. The obvious selection criteria such as price, location, and job market or industry knowledge are not enough. Too many organizations and their recruitment firms tend to focus strictly on the bottom line when entering […]

How to Hire Right the FIRST Time!

So, you’ve decided it’s time to hire. Regardless of the reasons for which you’re recruiting someone new to your organization – whether it is to fill a vacancy, to create a brand new position or to complement your existing team – hiring the right person the first time matters. Whether your in-house human resources team […]

My organization is […] Can you confidently fill in the blank?

Recruiting is a perfect time for self-reflection, well, organizational self-reflection that is! To be able to hire the best person for the position, and prepare for the selection and interview process, you need to be able to answer of few questions yourself. How easily, confidently and accurately can you fill in the blank in the […]

Small Businesses Can’t Afford NOT to Hire a Recruiter!

When it comes to hiring, many business owners don’t think twice about the process, they get caught up in just filling the position. By the time they zone in on the fact that there is a skill to hiring the right person for the right position at the right price, they have likely already experienced […]

DO YOU REALLY KNOW YOUR TEAM?

When is the last time you’ve taken some time to really think about the people you see at work every day? The fact is that once the organization chart has been defined, the people hired to fill the positions and that that the teams seem complete, we rarely take the time to truly evaluate our […]

Project Manager

Project Manager Our client Meridian, is an industry leader in real estate development and is at the forefront of construction practices.  Meridian is looking for a passionate individual to help them foster creativity and innovation in the planning and execution of their residential and commercial construction projects.  For further information about Meridian, visit their website […]

WHY HIRE A RECRUITER

As a professional recruiter, this is a question I often get. I’m going to answer it and give you some food for thought. But first things first – let’s be clear on the definition of a recruiter. A quick Google search will lead you to the business dictionary’s definition of a recruiter as “an individual […]

Quits Are Up: 7 Employee Retention Strategies Your Company Must Have

A comprehensive people strategy is not comprehensive if it doesn’t include a proven retention strategy for holding on to the employees you’ve worked hard to recruit into your company. That may sound logical, but many, if not most, small businesses overlook this critical component in their human resources program. In a recent Watson Wyatt survey, more than […]