September 2019

Challenges in the Forestry Sector Can Be an Opportunity for Employers

The forestry sector has recently faced some challenges that has made it more difficult for employers to find valuable talent. One opinion writer from Trail Times notes, “The industry has benefited from high lumber prices during this time of disruption, with prices...

Interview with Peter Humphrey, Founder and CEO of TalentSphere Staffing Solutions.

Toronto (September 12, 2019) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked TalentSphere Staffing Solutions No. 107 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses...

TalentSphere Staffing Solutions Ranks No. 107 on the 2019 Growth 500

– Canadian Business unveils annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies – Toronto (September 12, 2019) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked TalentSphere Staffing Solutions  No. 107 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier...

Why You Should Reach Out to a Recruiter, Even If You Love Your Job

If you love your job, chances are you’re not looking for a new one. In fact, you might not have thought about changing jobs or applying to new places in years because you love your company or have earned promotions. But reaching...

August 2019

Topgrading – Increase the Number of “A” Players on Your Team

Some evidence supports that in most businesses, 20% of their salespeople generate 80% of the revenue. This means there are clearly team members who aren’t capable of the same output as others and likely don’t have the same skill set needed to...

The Importance of Housing Starts to the Recruitment Market

The seasonal nature of construction can sometimes make it tricky to predict hiring needs in the industry. While housing builds are historically, and regularly, low in February, factors like weather and other economic influences can drive demand up or down suddenly. Housing...

Strong Demand for Architects in Canada Putting Pressure on Salaries

The increased demand for quality architects has led to a talent shortage – right now the number of openings for architecture positions in firms country-wide exceeds the number of qualified candidates. This talent shortage has led to increased competition faced by firms...

Be Sure to Ask These Important Questions When Interviewing Finance Candidates

Knowing the questions to ask finance candidates is one of the key ways to gain a solid understanding of job seekers at interviews. To find the best match, it’s important to understand not just their past experience, but also what drives them....

July 2019

You Mean I Can Work 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.? No Thank You!

We know people have good reasons for wanting to work from home: the flexibility to work around your kids’ schedules; avoiding the stress of a long commute; wanting to maximize your out-of-office life. We also know that in 2019, the technology to...

Agency Recruitment – Stop Wasting Your Time Commuting and Work From Where You Want

The average person spends over 35 minutes commuting to work one way. That means people can spend over an hour commuting in addition to the 8-10 hours a day they spend in their office working. This means over an hour a day...

Recruiters – Are you an Entrepreneur, Wantapreneur, Remote Worker or Worker Bee?

The working hours for an agency recruiter are typically longer than most. It is hardly surprising therefore that many consultants working for the big agencies spend their days dreaming of better things. Recruitment is, comparative to many other industries, one with low costs...

Agency Recruitment – Taking a Promotion Isn’t Always a Good Idea

Accepting or aiming for a promotion isn’t always as simple as it might seem like. More prestige, more money, and maybe even a bigger office – why would anyone say no? It turns out that getting a promotion isn’t everyone’s idea of...

Agency Recruitment – Why Give Up The Bulk of Your Commission When You Don’t Have To?

People work for a lot of reasons: personal satisfaction; gregariousness; a desire to climb the corporate ladder. But the top of the list is usually compensation – money to pay mortgages, put gas in the car, groceries in the fridge, pay...

June 2019

People Challenges in The Building Materials Industry

While the building materials industry may be continuing to see great success overall, that’s not to say it’s without its people challenges. Company leaders, sales leaders, and sales and marketing teams are facing some significant difficulties. Conveying value vs. price: If your product is...

5 Skills You Need to Have a Successful Career in Sales

A career in sales can be a rewarding and exciting path that people who love a challenge are often drawn to. To excel in sales, you need to demonstrate a certain set of experience. What are employees looking for in a sales...

How Your Company is Being Damaged by Slow Hiring

Hiring isn’t something to be rushed – you want to make sure you find the right skill fit, a good culture match, and create a solid offer package. But did you know that moving too slowly when hiring can be just as...

Helpful Tips to Advance Your Career in Finance

Working in finance is important work – people and businesses count on your expertise and professional help to plan and budget for the future. But what about your future? If you’re feeling stagnant in your finance career or are wondering what the...

May 2019

Interested in a Career in Interior Design? Here’s How to Stand Out

The job of interior designers is to make interior building spaces functional, safe and aesthetically pleasing. This includes the ability for designers to determine space issues and requirements, read blueprints, have an awareness of building codes and regulations, and be able to...

The Top Things to Look for in Your Next Marketing Hire

Marketing professionals are an important business asset. Marketing helps to drive brand awareness and leads to sales for the business, as well as research what customers need and want. When it comes to hiring qualified marketing team members, what are the most important...

How to Determine ROI of a New Employee

Creating and hiring for a new role usually requires some research. It’s not enough to ask leadership and HR to list a position without being able to justify the cost of the recruitment process and a new employee salary. Being able to...