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The Ladner Heron – AKA “Rover” got involved last year for the Pet Expo!

7th Annual Delta Community Animal Expo is coming August 23, 2015!
Hi, it’s Elaine here and I have a favour to ask of you….
As you know I am a lover of pets – especially rescues, and I am involved with Delta Community Animal Shelter in Delta BC (where Jaxson and Stacey, 2 of my 4 pets were adopted from).

I am asking today if you would help me support the 7th Annual Delta Community Animal Expo, (August 23, 2015), with a donation of sponsorship, gift certificates or perhaps prize items for our fundraising initiatives.

The event will be held once again at Ladner Memorial Park, and we are planning another fun and educational family focused experience for all attendees. We are excited to announce that Nat and Drew – huge pet lovers from 103.5 QMFM will be with us this year! We anticipate an even higher number than last year’s 5000 attendees as a result. The promotion of your products and services would be intimate and well acknowledged.

The Animal Expo is a free admission community event which celebrates the relationship owners have with their pets, while providing them with education related to responsible pet ownership and also to raise much needed funds for the Shelter’s Tollie Fund. This fund aids in improving the health and welfare of the homeless animals in Delta. Without the Tollie Fund some care would simply be beyond the shelter’s financial capacity and the future of these deserving animals would be in question.

As much as it is a really fun day for the whole family – including your pet! , it’s the fundraising that is the most meaningful component of the day to me….unfortunately there are always helpless and suffering animals that need our help and so we are asking our friends and business associates if you would consider helping ,even in a small way to help raise the much needed funds.

The Delta Community Animal Expo engages the community through animal welfare and related services exhibitors and demonstrations from the St John’s Ambulance Therapy dogs and animal agility groups; birds of prey and other wildlife presentations; pet-care service providers and much more. Visitors (and their pets) can participate in interactive games and events all the while supporting the Tollie Fund.

This is a great opportunity for you to show your community how much you care about animals.
Your business will be recognized for your generous contribution as laid out in the attached Sponsorship Opportunity Guide and may include:
 Listing on the Animal Expo event posters distributed throughout the community
 Recognition on the Delta Community Animal Shelter Facebook page
 Inclusion on the Animal Expo guest passports
 Thank you advertisements in local newspapers

THANK YOU for your kind consideration of our request. Please feel free to contact me at 604-240-0237 or email : elaine@retailcareers.com
If you require additional information about the Delta Community Animal Shelter or want to see examples of animals that have benefited from the Tollie Fund, please visit: http://www.delta.ca/services/animal-shelter/how-to-help/tollie-fund

 

Sincerely,
Elaine Hay
DCAS Pet Expo Planning Committee

 

 

To show your support and become a sponsor,

please fax the form below to (604) 940-7799 or email to dcas@delta.ca .

Thank you!

 

Sponsor Information

 

Company Website: —————————-

 

Company Logo for Presenting and Retriever Sponsors: To be sent to dcas@delta .ca

 

Please Indicate Your Level of Sponsorship:

 

  • Retriever Sponsor $500.00 – $1000.00 value – SORRY SOLD OUT
  •  Tabby Sponsor     $200.00 value or more
  • Rabbit Sponsor $199.00 value or less

* Sponsorship can be in-kind by providing prizes or needed services

 

Payment Information

 

Select one payment option by circling desired method: VISA                         MasterCard                  Cheque            In-Kind

 

Name on Card: —————————–

Exp. Date:                                                                                                                                       _

Credit Card #: ———————

 

Signature:                                                                                                                                       _

 

In-Kind Prize or Service Donation

 

Description of Prize/Service: ————————

 

                                                                                                 Monetary Value: $                                  _

 

Prize is available for pick up or will be delivered no later than:                                                             

 

Delta Community Animal Shelter        7505 Hopcott Road, Delta, V4G  186

T: (604) 940-7111      •     E: dcas@delta.ca      •   www.deltacommunityanimalshelter. ca

 

I enjoyed this article by Larry Alton, because I’m seeing the frustration that candidates and clients are experiencing, as they bob up and down in the choppy sea of online job boards, thousands of company career websites, and aggregated websites full of duplicate listings and old posts, not to mention all the want ads and resumes posted alongside of free sofas and basement suites for rent as they seek out the best job or person for their team. You know what I’m talking about – it’s that sea of activity that we are now calling Social Recruiting.

It’s just a little bit harder these days to get noticed. Like winning a 649 Lottery hard.

Naturally, being a Career Matchmaker for many years now, I am a bit biased, but the truth is I think we really need to calm things down a bit in order to make the right matches –  placements that enhance your career and the company team and that have a great chance of sticking for a long time.

It’s like kind of like speed dating vs. having an old family friend introduce you to that special someone that they have known for years – which has the better chance of success??  Sure it’s cheaper to run these ads and go through the process internally – sort of, if you don’t count internal costs. But you only have see the hire go sideways on you and then have to do it over again and maybe again !! , and soon enough if you take the time to cost out the ramifications of a bad placement(s!)to your company, you realize it would have been far more cost effective to have a great Career Matchmaker work with you to help you get it right the first time.

 Working with a great Career Matchmaker will make you take the time to:

  • Make sure you understand the job that needs to be filled and why

  • Understand the skills set involved and soft skills that would work best in your team

  • Understand your competitive standing in the community

  • Develop a plan to attract the top talent available, including tapping into their personal network of exceptional people.

If you’re getting frustrated with the way/ success ratio of you’re doing your hiring now, give me a call – I’m happy to offer advice and suggestions on how to get out of that Social Recruiting whirlpool and get back to attracting  the best people for your positions –  the first time.

 Wishing you a great day!

Elaine

 

 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT YOU’VE FOUND A GREAT RECRUITMENT AGENCY? By Larry Alton

Whether you’re a job seeker looking for a great agency or you have a job vacancy you’re trying to fill, you have a lot of options when it comes to agency representation. Maybe you’re after a niche agency or you just want to get the most bang for your buck. Just like any other type of business, there are bad apples, there are the cream of the crop, and there’s a whole lot of room in the middle for “meh” agencies. How can you find the right match for you?

First, you have to realize there’s no one “best” agency for every single employer and job seeker. What you’re looking for must be well matched to the agency. This requires extensive homework on your behalf, but there are also some major red flags to watch out for. For example, a lot of bad reviews, failure to respond in a timely manner, or replies that are clearly cut and pasted or don’t answer your queries mean it’s time to move on.

On the plus side, there are also many signs that you have a great agency in your sights. Here are some of the good things to seek out:

1) They have stellar testimonials and reviews

  • How trustworthy review sites are might be up for debate, but it’s usually pretty easy to tell if a review (especially positive ones) are fake or not. Look at a few review sites, but also don’t forget to check the testimonial sites on the actual agency page. You can also take a look at their LinkedIn page for endorsements (ca.linkedin.com/in/elainehay) or other social media pages for compliments.

Basically, if there are a lot of good reviews from genuine people, you’re on the right path. It’s even better if you can connect with someone who used to be in your shoes and who can attest to the prowess of the agency.

2) It just feels right

Trusting your gut can go a long way, and going against that inner voice almost never works out in your favor. When talking with a potential agency, follow your heart and if it feels right, there’s probably a reason for it. However, it can be tough to trust your gut when you go buy emails or online chats alone. Whenever possible, meet in person or at least have a phone conversation. There are many red flags that can be missed because you’re relying too much on technology.

3) They specialise in your industry

This is particularly important if you’re in a very niche industry, but even if you consider your industry pretty mainstream, the agency should have placed candidates with similar skill sets and title numerous times. You don’t want to be the first Social Media Manager they place, and as an employer you don’t want an agency taking a stab at finding the perfect SEO copywriter for you. Experience matters.

4) They have a flawless BBB rating

This kind of aligns with reviews, but always check the BBB for a business’ rating. If they’ve been reported, that means someone was upset enough to do something drastic about it beyond writing up a poor review. Just because someone’s on the BBB naughty list doesn’t necessarily mean they were in the wrong, but do you really want to take that chance? Any more than one bad BBB reviews, and you need to definitely look elsewhere. http://www.bbb.org/mbc/business-reviews/employment-agencies/campbell-edgar-in-vancouver-bc-1175140

5) They’re transparent

More important than how long a business has been in operation is just how transparent they are in the process. You should know exactly what they’re doing for you with no “secret sauce” in the mix. This isn’t a magic show, it’s your business or career, and you deserve to be in the know.

6) They don’t act like they need you

A good agency doesn’t need any more employers or recruiters, but they’re happy to bring newbies on board and are always accommodating. However, if it feels like you’ve been shoved into a high pressure environment, ask yourself why. True, maybe they’re brand new (in which case, are they inexperienced?) but otherwise there’s a reason they’re hurting for business. If an agency wants you but doesn’t need you, that’s a sign of a successful venture you should want to be a part of.

7) You have your own, responsive agent

You should have a point of contact whether you’re offering a job or looking for one. In fact, you should only have to work with one person at the agency who knows what you want, always has time for you and has a penchant for returning your calls or emails quickly. This is a very intimate and personal journey that you shouldn’t have to share with new agents every day.

You’ll know when you find the right fit by how it feels in your gut. Trust yourself.

Author: Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

 

Well, I’m back in soggy old Vancouver after a lovely cruise to Mexico! ( and I’m cold!!! )

A highlight of our trip was dropping off all the donations we collected for the Los Cabos Humane Society with Aida Trujillo on October 23rd. We also dropped off $300 in cash donations – one of which came from a fellow tourist (John Barrios) on the beach who passed me $100 US to give to them at their Bisbee Booth – so sweet of him!
Anyway this all came about in just a couple of days and I have a lot of people to thank for their help, their monetary and their goods donations:
My good friend Deborah Faurot who helped me lug all the stuff down as well as gave $$, her boss Christine from Expedia Cruise Ship Centers in Kitsilano

My son Ryan Hay and his friend Mike van Horn for donating 2 huge hockey bags to the cause,
Ann Gunderson ,Megan Ferris, Jane Douglas,Trebel Bell, and Sheila all from Anne’s scent classes, our Vancouver Executive Association friends – Duncan MacDonald, Stephen Welcher, Noreen Angus, John Clerides, Sylvia Ellis, Ian Mellor, Linda Enns, Margaret Easton, Anne Crooks, John Arbuckle, and the local Delta merchants that gave me deals on products we bought from them – a big thanks!

In all we brought about $1000 worth of needed equipment to the shelter – that’s pretty outstanding in my book!  Jaxson , one of our D.o.G.s ( Directors of greetings) ws very helpful in the sorting of all the donations….

 

Jaxson helping sort the donationscabos drop off

The poor scent dog with the customs guy had quite a time of it on the dock, Anne Gunderson ! all those toys and doggie scents to sniff through… he was very professional however and after two separate searches, he did not alert ( thank goodness!!) , nor did he even try to take a toy for himself!! ( wish I could say the same for my Jaxson…)

Thank you all for helping us help the shelter – they were pretty amazed at the Christmas in October they received!!

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Our Director of greetings Jaxson sure needs your help – can you take a second and click on the link below to the Delta Community Animal Shelter Facebook page and click LIKE to vote for him – he’s only a votes behind the leader and the deadline is noon November 15 2014!  MANY Thanks!!

As you may know we have two D.o.G.s ( Director of Greetings) in our office.You probably also know that we support Animal causes in our
local community and beyond . We recently gathered and delivered over $1 thousand dollars  of new and used pet supplies to the Los Cabos Humane Society on Oct 23  –  they had been demolished completely during Septembers’ hurricane.

Our Jaxson now has the chance to do something for the community himself – he
would like to be the Delta Community Shelter Doggie Ambassador for 2015 , but he
really needs your help! If you agree that he would make a great Ambassador, would you please CLICK
ON  on this link to take you to the Delta Community Animal Shelter Facebook page – THEN click Like below his picture… that way your vote will count.

We’re up against some “ruff” competition, so we need about 50 more like to win we think!

https://www.facebook.com/DeltaAnimalShelter/photos/a.10152323531496213.1073741878.196492726212/10152335998756213/?type=1&theater

 elaines Ipad 067donations for Los Cabos Humane Society 2

This recent article about US retailers and how they have miscalculated their entry into Canada is for me , just another chapter in a long book about how US retailers believe that they have us figured out  here in Canada .  The cautions issued in this article to  Nordstrom’s and others who are planning their advance northward should be heeded. I totally agree with the premise that they shouldn’t assume that we are easy pickings… we do think and shop differently from our US cousins, and despite the size of our fair land, we are a relatively small population  (smaller than California!) but for some reason retailers keep forgetting  that  in their grand plans to take over the Canadian retail landscape… I can only shake my head in disbelief at the Target executives’  ineptitude … it was theirs to win, and they blew it.

I cannot think of  anything they can do now to right this sinking ship. It may be best to follow the  Retail Analysts at Credit Suisse advise,  use the tax write offs and go home.

They haven’t all been crash and burns however.  I have been pleased and honored  to work with several US retailers over the years that  figured out any missteps that they made very quickly as they entered into our country –  Home Depot , Office Depot and SportMart (SportDepot in the west)  to name a few ( OK Sportmart decided because of tax breaks down south it was more advantageous to close their Canadian operations –  even though they were doing well here …so I still count them as a success)  So it is possible to do well in Canada…you just need to listen to what your people on the ground and your customers are telling you…

We are turning yet another retail corner with Prestige Designer malls  entering into our market very soon –  and these have the cache,  the freshness and the incredible merchants to turn our Canadian heads  and give us all  a new and totally enticing  shopping experience to look forward to. I appreciate how they listen and truly partner with us in the business model –  much like  Home Depot did… and they have fared pretty well !

Starting right here in the Lower mainland… Spring 2015 . This is going to truly be something to get excited about!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/target-canada-s-failed-launch-offers-lessons-for-other-retailers-1.2711149

weve always done it this way

 

Hi, it’s Elaine here and I have a favour to ask of you….

as you know I am a lover of pets – especially rescues, and I am involved with Delta Community Animal Shelter in Delta BC (where Jaxson and Stacey, 2 of my 4 pets were adopted from).

I am asking if you would help me support the 6th Annual Delta Community Animal Expo, (August10,2014), with a donation of sponsorship, gift certificates or perhaps prize items for our fundraising initiatives. The event will be  held once again at Ladner Memorial Park, and while it is a smaller event by lower mainland standards, it is a high profile event in South Delta and the number of people attending from outside the community is growing each year. The promotion of your products and services would be intimate and well acknowledged.

The Animal Expo is a free admission community event with the goal to encourage pet owners to celebrate their pets while learning about services and programs available to them. The day also has a fundraising component to benefit the shelter’s “Tollie Fund”. This fun disused to help the home less and most vulnerable animals in our community receive life saving veterinary care. Without the Tollie Fund some veterinary care would be beyond the shelter’s financial capacity and the future for these deserving pets would be in question.

As much as it is a fun day for the whole family – including your pet! , it’s the fundraising that is the most meaningful component of the day to me….unfortunately there are always helpless and suffering animals that need our help and so we are asking our friends and business associates if you would consider helping ,even in a small way to help raise the much needed funds.

The Delta Community Animal Expo engages the community through animal welfare and related services exhibitors—demonstrations from the Delta Police dogs and animal agility groups; birds of prey and other wildlife presentations; pet-care service providers and much more. Visitors (and their pets) can participate in interactive games and events all the while supporting the Tollie Fund.

This is a great opportunity for you to show your community how much you care about animals.

Your business will be recognized for your generous contribution as laid out in the attached Sponsorship Opportunity Guide and may include:

  • Listing on the Animal Expo event posters distributed through out the community
  • Recognition on the Delta Community Animal Shelter Facebook page
  • Inclusion on the Animal Expo guest passports
  • Thank you advertisements in local newspapers
  • Recognition as a sponsor on the Delta Cable’s Adopt-A-Pet show

In previous years, the Animal Expo has welcomed approximately 3000 visitors from Delta and neighbouring communities. Sponsor businesses receive excellent exposure.

 THANK YOU for your kind consideration of our request. Please feel free to contact me at 604-940-7111 or by email at sjones@delta.ca

If you require additional information about the Delta Community Animal Shelter or want to see examples of animals that have benefitted from the Tollie Fund, please visit: www.deltacommunityanimalshelter.ca

Sincerely, Sarah Jones

Animal Shelter Manager

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

 

PRESENTING$1500 RETRIEVER$500-$1000 TABBY<$200
Inclusion as a co-host of the Expo with Delta Community Animal Shelter (DCAS). ü
Name and logo displayed at the Show Stage and Tollie Fund Booth ü
Name and logo included on pre-event promotional advertisements (handouts at community events leading up to the Expo) ü
Pre-Event promotional advertisement including:ü  Event Posters

ü  Advertisements in the local newspapers

ü  Delta Community Animal Shelter website event page,

ü  Handouts at community events leading up to the Expo

 

 

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Recognition by event MC ü ü
Recognition on Delta Cable’s Adopt-A-Pet Show leading up to the event ü ü
Exhibitor Space ü ü
Recognition on closed circuit television at DCAS ü ü ü
Displayed on promotional material posted on the DCAS Facebook page(<4000 followers) ü ü ü
Name displayed at the Tollie Fund Booth ü ü ü
Inclusion in post event thank you advertisement in local newspapers ü ü ü

 

To show your support and become a sponsor,

Please fax the form below to (604) 940-7799 or email to dcas@delta.ca.Thankyou!

 

Sponsor Information

 

CompanyName:

 

NameofContact:

 

Telephone:

 

Email:

 

Address:

 

CompanyWebsite:

 

Company Logo for Presenting and Retriever Sponsors: To be sent to dcas@delta.ca

 

Please Indicate Your Level of Sponsorship:

 

o   Presenting Sponsor           $1500.00

*Only one sponsor opportunity available

o   Retriever Sponsor             $500.00-$1000.00

o   Tabby Sponsor                   $200.00 value or less

*Retriever or Tabby can be in-kind by providing prizes or needed services

 

oYes, I would like to be an annual sponsor for the Delta Animal Expo

 

Payment Information

 

Select one payment option by circling desired method:                          VISA                        MasterCard                  Cheque            In-Kind

Name  on  Card:     Credit Card     #:                                                                           Exp. Date:                                                               Signature:

 

In-Kind Prize or Service Donation

 

Description of  Prize/Service:

 

Monetary Value: $_

 

Prize is available for pickup or will be delivered no later than:

Delta  Community Animal Shelter     7505 Hopcott Road, Delta, V4G1B6

T:(604)940-7111    •    E:dcas@delta.ca  • www.deltacommunityanimalshelter.ca

the write way

I  know that everyone can make a mistake –  but relying on spell check  when creating important documents  such as a resume, is not always foolproof. As someone who reads many applications, emails and resumes daily, I have to admit that the inner English school teacher in me goes a little crazy when I  see mistakes on these types of documents.

It seems to me that something as important as a resume and cover letter you send to us to apply for a position that may potentially change your working life certainly deserves a once over…that’s if you even bother to include a cover letter…

I will also admit that seeing poor grammar or spelling mistakes on such a document pretty much knocks you out of contention with me ( Like the 61% noted in the attached article below ) unless you are without a doubt, absolutely perfect for the position I’m looking to fill  (and not applying for a proofreader’s position!).

 

I will probably take some flack for this, but it is what it is.  If you can’t be bothered to ensure that YOUR all important  marketing document that you sent us is accurate, complete and free of grammar, spelling mistakes and typos , what would make you  think that we would see you as careful and professional  in the position you are hoping we will put you in?

So for heaven’s sake, if you know your grammar is not the best, have someone else besides your PC review your work before you send it…  Just sayin’ !!

http://www.gradpost.co.uk/2014/03/03/8-commonly-misused-words-in-resumes/

 

 

I like reading other entrepreneur’s stories especially of their early days…  this article  by Jay Golitz  hits home for me as it illustrates a  pattern  that I observe being repeated  by many of  managers I come in contact with.  In fairness, its not all their fault, most haven’t been well trained in the art of the interview and if they were truthful,  would agree that they don’t like going through the interview process any more than their candidates. There  are some fairly simple solutions to this bad hiring cycle… the most obvious being get a pro to do it for you! If you feel that you want to do some of the screening and hiring process  yourself, then at least delegate the parts you are not good at or don’t have time for ( like pre-screening  and referencing! ) to a firm such as ours that can do it better, faster and more economically  and give you the piece of mind that what you think you are hiring is indeed what your getting.

I enjoy reading his articles, hope you will enjoy this one. ( and if it hits home, give me a call, I’ll be happy to discuss how we have helped companies break this cycle)

The Hidden Costs of Bad Hiring

By JAY GOLTZ

Success in business is the culmination of many decisions, actions and behaviors. Good customer service feeds customer referrals, good management feeds efficiency, and good engineering feeds good products. A less obvious but equally powerful force is the virtuous cycle of money.

Money is a valuable and critical component of building a business, especially a small privately held one that has limited access to capital. Every dollar spent could have been used for something else. Staffing requirements, receivables, equipment, technology and marketing are all like hungry teenagers gobbling up every available dollar. Unlike other actions and decisions made in business, the spending of money is not always done deliberately. Sometimes it is a result of a bad decision, action or behavior, and it can have long lasting results. Let me illustrate.

Your company is growing. You need to increase the staff from 20 to 22 people. To make things more difficult, two people quit, which means you now have to hire four people. You are still doing most of the hiring yourself, and you have little time to interview for the new positions because you are shorthanded. This is the nature of the beast at a growing company.

As always, you roll up your sleeves and get to work. You get some ads out, and the resumes and job applications start to roll in. You review them at night, and you pick out the best candidates. In between other things, many other things, you interview the candidates, sharing with them your exciting vision for the future. You see 20 people over two weeks.

You mean to check references, but you can’t get to it because your workload has been even worse since you have been spending so much time interviewing. But you are not terribly concerned, because job applicants tend to list their friends as references and no one is going to say anything bad anyway. You have learned that it is always a crap shoot and you just have to dive in and get the people hired. You hire the four people, mostly using your gut, and you are relieved to get back to “real” work.

It’s six months later. You have found that two of the four new hires are clearly not right for the job, and all signs point to hiring mistakes — which hasn’t done the employees any favors either. You unhire them. You start the process all over again. Here’s the question: What did this setback really cost you?

There is the cost of hiring and training  * (and the hit to your unemployment tax rate (the rules vary by state, but business owners should know that when the state pays out claims to a company’s former employees, that company’s unemployment tax rate goes up). The problem is that you are not going to get a bill for your hiring mistakes that would help you reflect on the true costs. Instead, the costs will be hidden in an unemployment rate that goes up for the next three years,) in wasted time that could have gone into more productive things, and in customers who get bad product or service during this period.

You have hit the trifecta of wasted money.

What could it all add up to? It could easily be $40,000. *(The extra unemployment insurance by itself could be that much). It could easily be $200,000 if the person costs you a customer or two. Think about it: one call to a reference might have saved you $100,000. The cost of doing business, you argue? I would half agree. No one is perfect at hiring. But there is perfect, very good, and crap shoot. One out of four not working out might be a good percentage, but not two out of four.

What should you have done differently? I gave you three clues in my example: You didn’t check references. You were eager to get back to “work.” And you talked about your vision for the company. During the interview, you probably did more talking than listening. This scenario was my company 25 years ago. What was the cost of my unenlightened hiring? That is where the virtuous cycle of money could have kicked in. If I could take the money I wasted back then, and then reinvest it in something that would have a payback, and then take that payback and reinvest it again and again — well, you get the idea. I don’t even like to think about it, but I long ago accepted the fact that I did the best I could with what I knew at the time.

Over the years, I have learned to pay more attention to the details: reading the fine print in a lease agreement, checking references, looking at every line item on the income statement, and keeping a constant eye on customer service — all of which have long-term and spiraling effects on the performance of a company. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

Jay Goltz owns five small businesses in Chicago.

 

*Not applicable in Canada

Do you check their credentials??  You do reference checks on potential employees, don’t you?  Shouldn’t you do the same for potential search partners?             

 If you want the best in the search industry on your team , make sure that they have a CPC designation. CPC professionals are outstanding in their field –  and go through rigorous training over a period of years to attain that designation.

To quote Steve Jones, past President of ACSESS, ( November 2011) Certification through ACSESS helps recruitment professionals increase their performance.  It signifies for clients and candidates that a recruiter has made a serious commitment to professionalism, high performance and ethics in a highly competitive industry.   The CPC designation is administered by the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services in Canada and other staffing industry associations in countries around the world.

The CPC designation gives credibility that is recognized by clients, candidates and peers. Along with a minimum amount of required industry experience, the CPC is comprised of five core modules including: Legal Aspects Staffing Services including Government Regulations, Employment Standards

  •  Co-Employment issues in the staffing industry, employment standards, employment contracts and employment legislation.

Legal Aspects Recruitment Practices including Human Rights, PIPEDA, Employment Equity

  • Human Rights legislation including employment applications, hiring practices, discrimination, duty to accommodate, harassment, principles of diversity and equality in the workplace including PIPEDA and Employment Equity.

Health and Safety

  • Relevant regulations of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, including WHMIS, critical injury, designated substances and first aid plus regulations under applicable provincial Compensation Acts and basic injury/illness reporting requirements.

Recruitment and Selection

  • Key steps and processes that contribute to effective sourcing of candidates and choosing the candidate most likely to fit client requirements, the required steps in the recruitment and selection process, behavioural and situational interviews, screening, testing and reference checking.

Business Practices and Ethics

  • Acceptable industry business practices and recognizing ethical and unethical staffing practices, recruiter, client and candidate behaviours and strategies of handling situations.

Whether you are a job seeker who wants to receive professional treatment or an employer who wants to hire with confidence, always look for the ACSESS logo and especially the initials “CPC” following your recruiters name.

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Elaine Hay founded Campbell, Edgar Inc. in 1993 and received her  CPC designation  in 1998

If only it were that simple….

February 15th, 2014 by ehay

recruiter funnel

 

If you are tired of sifting through all the resumes that show up as a result of your  help wanted ads, and realizing after all that work, that NONE of them are even close to who you need to fill the position, maybe its time to enlist our assistance!

 We have many options to offer our clients,  and the  unbundling of our services option may be the perfect  solution for you!

Like to do some parts of the hiring process yourself?  Mindful of the budget?  No problem!

We’ll tailor the process to do all the heavy lifting that you don’t  want to do and leave you the rest! 

Economical, efficient and  you’re in total control…without having to actually do all the work! 

Give Elaine a call at 1-888-367-3131 and she’ll be happy to help you find the perfect employee.. painlessly and on your terms!