Category : Blog

Growing a Business from Saskatchewan

To be an Entrepreneur is extremely rewarding however can be very challenging. It takes a curious combination of passion to make a difference for clients, an appetite for risk, and an over-developed work ethic.

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Caring for Candidates Matters

June 21, 2018 Blog

Often employers are so focused on filling a position that they forget they’re actually recruiting individuals. As an expert in my industry, it’s my role to help remind you that you are dealing with people—individuals with values, emotions, voices, and choices to make. This is important for a few ...

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What makes us different than the rest?

May 09, 2018 Blog

In today’s market place where there’s an app for pretty much everything, what makes a profession and executive recruitment firm like Essence Recruitment different? IT’S YOU! At Essence, our primary focus is you the client. Don’t give me wrong, technology is definitely an asset i...

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Onboarding – How important is it?

April 18, 2018 Blog

Today, managers understand and agree that it is time and money well spent to invest in recruiting the right employee the first time. The value of partnering with an executive recruitment firm has been demonstrated to be successful time and time again. However, in my practice, I have noticed one a...

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What’s Your Leadership Style?

April 05, 2018 Blog

Not so long ago I came across this quote from Albert Einstein that states “the true measure of a leader is how they treat their employees, not their equals,” and it reminded me of some of the conversations I often have with my clients. When it comes to leadership and the...

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Employee referrals may have negative consequences: U.S. study

March 08, 2018 Blog

Canadian recruiters say they will continue to promote employee referral programs, even as a study out of the United States suggests there may be negative consequences to this approach. One-third of new job offers go to recruits who had a referral, according to PayScale’s recent survey of 53,200 ...

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Employee Referrals Work!

February 20, 2018 Blog

A few weeks ago, I shared some of my thoughts about employee referral programs with the Canadian HR Reporter Weekly for an article they published on that subject. Some people think that when employers use employee referrals there is less diversity in the workplace. In my opinion even though “mid...

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Digging Deeper

January 24, 2018 Blog

At the beginning of every year I ask myself what is it that I do well, what value do I bring to my clients and what really makes Essence different than any other firms? Although, every year brings its new slate of answers, there is one answer that remains constant and true year after year – it i...

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A Year of Essence Recruitment Advice

December 29, 2017 Blog

As 2017 comes to a close, I thought I would reflect on the advice, tools and food for thought I shared with you throughout the year. So if you missed any of my blog posts this year, here’s a quick recap for you.

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