Media across Canada have been picking up on the same trends that we’ve been noticing recently, namely, the clear labour shortage that is growing across the country. This past Friday, our very own Julie Labrie was featured and quoted on Global News, where the news channel was seeking her expertise on what employers are currently experiencing.
You can watch the segment and read the article by clicking here or on the image below:
The key takeaway in all of these discussions for employers, and HR/hiring managers is this: Be prepared to fight for top talent for the foreseeable future. This means:
1) Start planning early: For all your recruitment needs (even in July when things typically slow down), especially for the already-competitive Bilingual/French talent pool
2) Do your research: To make sure your offer is competitive in today’s marketplace (e.g. increased salary and vacation expectations, plus ongoing work-from-home flexibility)
3) Act quickly: To make an offer when you’ve found the right talent (and be prepared to possibly make a counter offer in multiple-bid scenarios which are happening much more often today for skilled Bilingual/French candidates)
4) Consider having a Plan B in place: For example, one strategy could be hiring someone with less experience, whom you can train on the job if necessary (so as not to lose money/business due to long periods with vacant positions).
If you anticipate needing to make some Fall hires in 2021, the time to start your recruitment is right now. We’re connected to the best Bilingual/French talent across Canada, so call or email us today at: 416-236-3303, and via email at: [email protected]. We look forward to serving you!