Tips and Tricks From HR Experts

How to Handle Hiring Sprees for Ontario General Labour

Ashley Wesley - Mar 15, 2018 1:11:00 PM


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Topics: Industrial Staffing, General Labour, Last-Minute Hiring, Hiring Sprees

Where Have All the People Gone for General Labour Jobs?

Ashley Wesley - Sep 15, 2017 10:40:00 AM

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Recruiting Unskilled and Semi-Skilled Labour

Unskilled and semi-skilled labour has long been seen as a replaceable, expendable resource. These days, factories and construction companies face as much difficulty in recruiting for their general labour jobs as they do in finding IT talent. Many factors contribute to this problem, from the poor public image of factory jobs to competing with offshore production facilities.

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Topics: Production, Staffing Tips, Industrial Staffing, General Labour

Diversity Rules! Employ Immigrant Talent for General Labour Jobs

Danna Sulaiman - Apr 3, 2017 5:00:00 PM
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There’s a whole world of general labour talent out there – and they are closer to home than you might think


 In Canada, we welcome a host of cultures and creeds – our immigrant population is responsible for giving Canada a beautiful blend of ideas, outlooks, and also, a wealth of new talent.

Although this is a growing labour market, firms within the manufacturing industry often overlook these candidates or simply don’t know how to engage with them. It’s unfortunate seeing as many immigrant workers are looking for employment within the industry.


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Topics: Production, Staffing Tips, Industrial Staffing, General Labour, Immigrant Labour

Class in Session: Recruiting Co-ops for Your Production Facility

Danna Sulaiman - Feb 22, 2017 4:08:22 PM
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Students can be an A+ choice to add to your candidate pool for your general labour positions.


Students may not seem like the first choice for filling in your manufacturing vacancies, but you’d be surprised at how well they can contribute to your workforce.

Here’s just a few of the reasons why:

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Topics: Co-op Students,, Industrial Staffing, General Labour, Recruitment Strategy, Student Labour Market

6 Personnel & Staffing Tips from Willy Wonka’s Production Factory

Danna Sulaiman - Jan 17, 2017 3:44:50 PM

You have creative ideas for staffing your factory based on a children’s movie? Please, tell me more about brilliant adaptations...

If you don’t want your production team going Willy Wonky , take heed of the following learning points from the Candy and Culture Connoisseur himself, Willy Wonka, and his unique approach to staffing and people management.  
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Topics: Production, Staffing Tips, Industrial Staffing, General Labour