New Executive Search Firm Founded in Montreal

MONTREAL, Oct. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - With the economy poised to enter a new growth cycle and the beginnings of a dramatic demographic shift, Yves Elkas and Frédéric Albert have announced today the launch of Albert & Elkas Inc., a new partnership that will provide organizations with executive search services and advice on human resources issues.

An experienced Montreal-based recruiter, Yves Elkas has connected companies with new employees since 1989. Mr. Elkas has been an administrator of the "Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec", a professional corporation regrouping Human Resource specialists. Most recently, he was Managing Partner of the Montreal office for The Caldwell Partners International Inc. Mr. Elkas will continue his strong relationship with The Caldwell Partners, representing the firm when placing senior executives in the Québec marketplace. His ongoing relationship with The Caldwell Partners will allow him to continue recruiting in the regional, national, and international arenas.

Prior to the launch of Albert & Elkas Inc., Frédéric Albert was the Vice-President, National Sales, for a financial services and life and health insurance company. In addition to a Bachelor's degree in Communication from McGill University, and sales force management training from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, Frédéric Albert brings with him more than 25 years of sales, communication and marketing experience. His extensive contacts and his understanding of the values and work ethics of today's youth are a valuable asset to the enterprise.

Albert & Elkas Inc. distinguishes itself from its competition by emphasizing quality and ethics. "In our opinion", says Yves Elkas, "such a model meets today's needs.

"The coming years will challenge all organizations. As baby-boomers leave the workforce in large numbers, the strain on the recruitment market will be enormous. In the short term, 700,000 jobs will be posted in the province of Quebec alone.

"As for the long-range estimate, the demand to replace retiring baby-boomers will strengthen year after year for the next decade at least. Add to that the need generated by the forecasted economic growth, and the obvious result is a recruitment market that will remain strained for the foreseeable future.

"And that's not all: retirees will not only leave with precious knowledge, but they will also carry with them chunks of their organization's values and culture."

"Recruiters will need to take that into consideration," adds Frédéric Albert. "And that's how we stand out in the market. Family and workplace values are given much more weight and consideration by today's younger generation. That's why we vow to associate people with compatible organizations. As recruiters, we believe that our role is to match people with organizations that share common values. By doing so, we will give both employees and employers a better chance to succeed."

    
                          About Albert & Elkas Inc.
    

Albert & Elkas Inc. is a Montreal based mid management and executive recruitment service provider. The firm is committed to offering all clients and candidates a first class experience based on respect and understanding.

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For further information: For further information: Yves Elkas, CRHA; Frédéric Albert, (514) 908-2954; www.albertelkas.com

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