Job hunting is highly competitive. When you submit a job application, you’re competing against dozens if not hundreds of other applicants, each with similar qualifications and wanting the job as much as you do. It’s not just hiring managers you’ll need to impress. Before a human even sees your application, it must make a good impression on an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). These automated systems screen resumes, flagging keywords and phrases that match job requirements. If a resume doesn’t
The Jombone Interview Series gathers subject matter experts to discuss emerging concepts in staffing recruitment and management.   In this installment of the Jombone Interview Series, we speak with Eddie Diaz, Jombone’s Director of Sales and Business Development, and learn about active listening, the opportunities to be found in obstacles, and what fuels his drive to connect.
Happy employees are a competitive advantage in today’s job market. This is especially true in hyper-competitive blue-collar industries such as construction, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, and other industries. The success of any business operating in the blue-collar sector hinges on recruiting and retaining quality workers. Given the demands of blue-collar work, this can be a challenge – physically demanding tasks, long hours, lower pay, and limited opportunities for career growth are all factors that can make finding and keeping good help difficult.
When military generals are outnumbered on the battlefield, they call in reinforcements. And when the battle is won, they draw down their forces and tighten their supply lines. Now, staffing managers are also realizing the power of flexible deployment. Temporary workers offer a game-changing advantage for businesses in the industrial and warehouse sectors. These sectors often experience seasonal peak periods of demand, and a flexible staffing strategy featuring temporary workers can help to meet fluctuating productivity goals while controlling
The e-commerce fulfillment and logistics industry is a rapidly expanding vertical market. With more and more potential customers turning to online shopping in recent years, the need for warehouses and fulfillment centers is skyrocketing, and with it, the demand for blue-collar workers to staff these facilities.
Canada has a long history of immigration – indeed, the nation was founded on it. Over the decades, millions of people from across the globe have chosen Canada as their new home, and that influx has only accelerated in recent years, powered by the federal government’s more aggressive immigration policy beginning in 2015. A 2021 survey found that almost one-quarter of Canada’s population identifies as landed immigrants or permanent residents, the largest proportion among advanced economies.
Unlike the digital experiences above, the recruitment industry is traditionally an inherently human endeavor – it’s always been about people finding jobs for people. While this fundamental principle hasn’t changed, AI has supercharged the entire end-to-end hiring and staffing lifecycle from recruitment to workforce management, business process automation, payroll processing, and more. And the result is changing the staffing industry landscape.
blue-collar wages in Canada are expected to continue to rise in the coming years, driven by labour shortages in the job market, increased demand for blue-collar workers, and the cost of living. However, the direction of wages highly depends on the industry and the region. Employers must be mindful of the trends for their specific sectors and regions, adjust their compensation strategies accordingly, and explore staffing strategies that offer flexibility and efficient use of payroll dollars.
From personal connections to professional networking, social media has changed how we interact with the world. While LinkedIn is the social media platform traditionally associated with work-related content, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are also increasingly used for recruitment efforts. From sourcing the ideal candidates to screening potential new hires, these social networking sites provide powerful ways for companies to attract and retain the right people.
Beginning in the 2000s, the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents the convergence of emerging digital technologies, the agility of mobile telecommunications, and evolving business processes and automation that are disrupting countless industries. And disruption is an apt word for it – this revolution is changing the very nature of existing businesses while simultaneously spawning new ones.