Generation Y: coping with an abundance of job opportunities

    MONTREAL, March 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Since the first wave of baby boomers
reached the age of 60 in 2006 and have entered retirement, an increasing
number of professionals are leaving the job market each year. So it's not
surprising that more than 80% of employers say they are concerned about a
looming shortage of qualified workers(1). As a result, companies are expanding
recruitment efforts and coming up with ingenious ways to convince the most
qualified candidates to work for them.
    Faced with the multitude of jobs left vacant in the Canadian labour
market and a low unemployment rate(2), Generation Y seems to have it easy.
However, this generation is faced with a very different challenge: how to
select the best of the many jobs offered?
    Staffing consultants at Randstad, the third largest staffing agency in
the world, are experts in recruitment and employee placement. They will tell
you that the perfect job-fit approach is the guarantee of success.

    - Job Fit: Does the job description excite me? Will it allow me to excel
      and reach my career goals? Will this job enable me to demonstrate my
      strengths, qualities and knowledge?

    - Boss Fit: What does a good supervisor mean for me? Does their
      personality and management style correspond with what I am looking for
      in a supervisor?

    - Company Fit: Does the industry in which the company operates interest
      me? Does the work environment suit me? Do the company and I share the
      same culture and values?

    According to Linda Galipeau, managing director at Randstad Canada: "To
maximize the chances of getting a job that meets all their expectations,
candidates must have a clear idea of what they are looking for in terms of
job, boss and company. Then they must determine whether the job offered to
them is consistent with their requirements by asking questions at the
interview. More than ever before, the job interview is now a two-way street."

    About Randstad Canada

    Randstad Canada is a fully owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, the
third largest staffing agency in the world. Established in Canada in 1997 and
present in 5 provinces (Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British
Columbia), Randstad now has 43 offices across the country. Our staff is active
in 5 major areas of employment: Contact Centre and Customer Care; Accounting
and Finance; Skilled Trades and Industrial Management; Administrative Support;
Industrial Support.
    Since 2006, Randstad Professionals, a subsidiary of Randstad Canada, has
specialized in the recruitment of qualified individuals in finance and
management accounting, human resources and sales and marketing.

    (1) Randstad Canada HR Outlook 2007
    (2) Statistics Canada established the Canadian unemployment rate at 5.8%
        for February 2008.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Banks, Communication Manager, Randstad
Canada, (514) 518-6023,; Source: Caroline

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