Island Recruiting/EmployPEI receives Pilot and Discovery Fund assistance

Charlottetown, PE, November 1, 2014 – Island Recruiting/EmployPEI along with four other island companies were awarded funding from the Provincial government’s Pilot and Discovery Fund. The Pilot and Discovery Fund is a competition to find and support projects that are early stage and have a strong potential for success. Research and development requires up-front costs … Continued

The wait is over

The balance has shifted and labour is empowered. Working in a HR firm, which specializes in recruitment, I have witnessed the anticipated shift in power balance from management to labour. If you consider our provincial demographics we know there was a large swell of births post-war(s) that created economic prosperity, investment and innovation. That bulge … Continued

Wondering how HST will affect you?

Provincial Budget Your Questions Islanders have many questions about the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). Compiled below are some frequently asked questions from the provincial government website. HST is a tax administered by the federal government through the Canada Revenue Agency. If you have specific questions on how the HST applies to your business or whether … Continued

Business Confidence

This past week Island Recruiting & Focal HR released their fifth annual business confidence and labour market survey. Each year the survey measures small business confidence in the economy, progress from the previous year and plans for the coming year. This years results represent the strongest response to the survey, to date. As in previous … Continued

Go on – take a bite!

There is a lot of hype around Apple these days, and for good reason. Their stock is performing uniquely well and the products they produce are “cool”– even if they are designed to be replaced rapidly. (If you look at the product life-cycle of Apple devices, it is very short. iPods, iPhones, iPads all have … Continued

Redirecting Opportunity Flow

In business, decisions are measured against opportunities realized and opportunities lost. A tradeoff is often evaluated to find the best utility for limited resources. Today we find ourselves in the unenviable position of weighing our predictable future against the slipping opportunity of enabling entrepreneurs. Earlier this week a labour historian from New Brunswick made a … Continued

Growing Your Business In Challenging Times

Island Recruiting will be providing a free presentation to employers who wish to better understand the changing labour market, how to find and retain employees and the process to recruit out of country including immigration challenges. If you are looking to ‘grow your organization in these challenging times’ you will want to attend this seminar … Continued

PEI’s Labour Market • Managing HR Challenges and Focusing on Opportunities

Click this link to view the complete agenda for our event we are hosting, Feb.28 at the Rodd Charlottetown Keynote: E. Kevin Kelloway, Ph.D, Canada Research Chair In Occupational Health Psychology, Director, CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Saint Mary’s University: HTML: Core Principals of Managing People Presentations: Blake Doyle Island Recruiting: The Labour … Continued

Island Recruiting Complete Their 2012 Labour Market Survey

Island Recruiting have just completed their annual Prince Edward Island labor market survey. This survey started in 2009 and once again has surveyed almost 1,000 participants; results remain somewhat consistent year over year. The survey focused on collecting general business information and labor market opinions from various businesses on the Island for the current year … Continued

Ireland mission produces significant results for Island companies

A recent recruiting mission to the Irish cities of Cork and Dublin proved extremely successful for Island companies, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach. “When employers need workers with skills that they can’t fill from within Prince Edward Island, we are happy to work with them to find the talented people they need,” … Continued