Entries by Essence

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 […]

Farm Manager

FARM MANAGER Our Client Legend Organic Farms Inc. (based out of BC, 9100 Van Horne Way, Richmond BC, V6X 1W3) is a farming operation, growing organic crops for a family run company which has grown to be North America’s largest certified organic food producer.  The farm is 4,000 acres, located near Kamsack, SK (east/central Sk) […]

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 […]

Assessing Leadership: 3 Reminders When Evaluating Your Leadership

“True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence.” Influence can make or break the success of your ability to lead well and determine the direction of a company itself. However, we too often move through the motions without thinking about ways to increase in influence. Leadership is tough. Growing is […]

Celebrating 5 Years!

Today is an exciting day for Essence Recruitment. Believe it or not, today marks 5 years since opening the doors and taking a leap into life as a small business owner. It’s crazy to think about how the years have flown by, but I am proud of what has been accomplished in those years! In […]

5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck

Great company culture is visceral. We’re talking about the type of culture that is so real, it envelops you from the minute you step into the office. It’s refreshing, like splashing cool water on your face in blistering hot weather. It radiates from every person in the business. Having a strong company culture is the […]

Everything You Need To Know About Resume Writing

When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new resume rules and trends should you be following? And seriously, one page or two? Well, search no more: We’ve compiled […]