The Talent Group Canada Inc. Specialists in Skilled Trades Staffing and Inter-provincial Talent
Relocation; recommends organizations succeed during the ongoing talent
crunch by engaging talent from other provinces.
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - "A rising trend among employers in talent scarce markets is to seek potential employees from neighboring provinces. The process
of securing employees for permanent, project or seasonal roles that
will relocate for work or even for Fly-in-Fly-out positions can be
extremely difficult and expensive for an employer if not executed
carefully." says Chris Campitelli, Owner/CEO of The Talent Group Canada. "For those that manage this opportunity correctly, it can quickly
resolve real talent shortages."
The Talent Group Canada has been relocating talented, skilled workers,
such as Class 1 & 3 drivers, Engineers, Welders, Heavy Duty Mechanics, and
Framers from Ontario to positions with employers throughout Western Canada with
great results for both the employer and new employee. Below are some
tips for organizations that will assist in making any inter-provincial
relocation a success.
1. Streamline Your Onboarding Process
Feedback from numerous National and Global organizations in Western
Canada has indicated that the majority of interprovincial candidate
turnover occurs within the first 90 days. To avoid this, employers need
to have a methodical onboarding framework in place for any
interprovincial candidates to ensure that this 90 day period is clearly
mapped out. Small and seemingly insignificant challenges or issues have
a much larger impact on relocated employees during those first 90 days.
The response most commonly seen from poor onboarding is the employee
returning to their home province.
2. Decrease the Cost & Risk
For a potential employee in another province, relocating is an expensive
and risky undertaking. Organizations that plan to make this relocation
less financially taxing and a little less risky will have greater
success. Pre-paid plane tickets, gas cards, bus or train tickets will
add a great deal of value to any employer's compensation/relocation
package. For those looking to really stand out from their competitors,
a temporary housing arrangement will always signal to top talent that
the employer is committed.
3. Build a Good, Local Reputation
Some organizations believe they can show up in a city, rent a hotel
conference room, spend some advertising dollars on radio, newspaper and
web advertising and expect to see top talent walking in the door. This
is not the case. Interprovincial recruiting is all about trust and
reputation. A much better approach is to become involved with
associations or charitable and community events, outside of trips that
are exclusively for recruiting. Building a local brand is a long-term
solution and an essential one if the need is a continued access to
4. Strategic Partnerships
Any organization's recruiting efforts can only benefit from a
relationship with a staffing vendor that is local to the province from
which the employer is trying to source talent. When an organization is
aligning itself with a staffing vendor as a strategic partner for
talent relocation, there are two critical questions that should be
answered, before pricing is even discussed.
Does this vendor specialize? Avoid staffing companies that staff for any
position and in all industries; align with an organization that focuses
on your specific industry.
Does the staffing vendor have a history of successfully,
inter-provincially relocating people? Get a minimum of two client
references and placed candidate references as well.
The Canadian skilled worker shortage will continue to plague businesses
and have a larger impact on the-bottom-line with each passing year.
Inter-provincial talent relocation with good planning, solid partnerships and a commitment to stellar candidate experiences is a sustainable,
long-term solution that gives employers access to the talented
individuals they require to succeed.
About The Talent Group Canada
The Talent Group Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. It has
recently opened a Western Canada office situated in Calgary, Alberta.
The Talent Group's leadership team brings more than 40 years of
experience within recruiting and skilled trades. They are committed to
helping organizations in Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction,
Manufacturing, Logistics/Transportation and Food Production find the
best skilled workers.
Recruitment for Skilled Trades, Industrial and Technical roles within
Ontario & Talent Relocation supporting Western and Eastern Canada for
Permanent, Project, Seasonal and Fly-in-Fly-Out Positions
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SOURCE: The Talent Group Canada
For further information:
visit their website at www.thetalentgroup.ca or Chris Campitelli can be reached directly for more information at 1 888 303 4463 x101 or firstname.lastname@example.org