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There’s a cost to bad recruiting practices

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We all hear about the frustration job seekers feel when they submit their job application online and never hear another word.  But how much does this damage your brand? Here is some really good advice from a contributor from Edmonton.

The cost of a bad experience – by Shane Calder

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“In 2015, Virgin Media received approximately 150,000 job applications, translating into 3,500 new hires. The company estimated that 27,000 (18%) of those applicants were also customers—and that poor candidate experiences led 7416 of those applicant customers to churn from Virgin Media.”

Bad experience costs you?

Virgin Media lost 6 million dollars in revenue as a result of their candidates experience.

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How is it costing your company?

It’s simple.  It’s negatively impacting your brand.

“Nearly 60% of Job Seekers have had a poor candidate experience & 72% talk about it.”

Candidates want to be contacted with progress of their application. 80% of applicants are discouraged to reapply if they received no feedback. Poor experience can be detrimental to your candidate search and your company’s online reputation. Candidates actually value knowing about the status of their application more than a polished website or a well-designed careers page.

Source: https://workplacetrends.com/candidate-experience-study/

Technology Woes 

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Have you lost the personal touch?

Candidates who were unsuccessful in a job application doubt a person even reviewed their application. If 85% of the applicants who apply to a job posting doubt that it was ever reviewed by an actual person, imagine the negative impact on your brand and how you are viewed. Will this activity help attract talent?

Add the personal touch.

Augment your resources. Don’t remove your HR professionals from the conversation.  Build a rapport with your candidates. Use emails, live chats and social media.

Source: https://www.thetalentboard.org/cande-awards/cande-research-reports/

Rejected offers

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In the IBM white paper “The far reaching impact of candidate experience” it was discovered that if a candidate has a good experience there is a 54% chance they will accept an offer. If the experience was a disappointment only 39% would accept an offer of employment. Candidates with a positive experience are 2 times more likely to become a customer. The candidate experience is your company’s opportunity to build brand advocates even if no offer is given.

Source: https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/YMOARJJG

Social License To Operate

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The candidate experience impacts your company and is an opportunity to showcase your company. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to improve the experience. The rewards of increased revenue, reduced costs, advocates and finding good talent are within your control.

Treat job candidates well, give them a great experience and you will be rewarded.

Shane Calder is Principal, 132 ENG Inc.  He can be reached at shane.calder@132eng.com

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Chief Waquan thanks community and staff who committed years of time and effort on Teck Frontier project

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From the Mikisew Crew Nation

February 24, 2020

Wood Buffalo, AB -​Chief Archie Waquan respects Teck Frontier’s decision to withdraw its application for a proposed project in Wood Buffalo, Alberta. Mikisew Cree First Nation believes a new precedent has been set on how industry and government consult with First Nations on major projects.

Chief Archie Waquan, said, “Through our work with Teck, Alberta and Canada around this project, we built stronger relationships with government and industry on how consultation can proactively take cultural, environmental, social and community needs into account in decision-making. That good work stands as a model.”

Chief Waquan thanked the community and staff, who committed years of time and effort, in ensuring Mikisew’s interests were heard and its rights were protected through mitigation and accommodation measures. Chief Waquan also noted the innovative solutions to protect Wood Buffalo National Park, bison and cultural rights were realized because of a collaborative relationship between all parties.

Melody Lepine, Director of MCFN Government & Industry Relations, is with Chief Waquan in Ottawa today, meeting with Federal Environment Minister, Jonathan Wilkinson. “We must continue this important work, to protect the Ronald Bison herd, Wood Buffalo National Park, and other areas needing to be preserved in the area. The Nikechinahonan framework, utilized in this conversation, ensured cultural and environmental rights are to be upheld and protected. This is essential for a healthy Peace Athabasca Delta.”

Mikisew urges the Nikechinhonan framework is a positive blueprint that should be used in the future. ​The First Nation will continue to work with industry and government to build economic and employment opportunities in a way that respects the environment and treaty rights.

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Family values and a depth of knowledge set Bird Automotive apart from all others

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The moment you walk through the doors of our shop on Yellowhead Trail, you’ll feel a difference.  Maybe you’ll relax a bit, knowing that your vehicle and you and are in good hands. You’ll probably meet Max, a 2 year old Doodle who hangs out at the shop with us most days and keeps us all smiling.

First and foremost, Bird Automotive is a family business.  Our staff have been with us for years and there likely isn’t an automotive project we haven’t seen.  We’ve been operating since 1994 and we service all types of vehicles.  We tend to specialize in European brands, but our customers are very diverse.  Some come in looking for some love for their 1995 Ford Escape, hoping to get a few more years of life out of it.  Others bring in their prized BMW’s, Audi’s, and Porsche’s, knowing we understand their cars very well and will give them the very best service available.  We recently re-built a V12 for a customer’s rare 1990 BMW 850 – a project most shops like ours would be hesitant to take on.  We nailed it, and the customer was thrilled.

We are a friendly, resourceful group.  We like challenges, but above all, we like happy customers who appreciate quality work at a fair price.

The most important thing you can do for your vehicle?  Maintain it.  Preventive maintenance is a schedule of planned maintenance actions.  Performed properly, we can help your vehicle to deliver peak performance and reduce the risk of costly breakdowns and failures.

Automotive Tune Up

Traditional tune-ups of years gone by involved changing the spark plugs, cap and rotor while tweaking the carburetor.

Automotive technology has come a long way, and so have tune-ups. Modern tune-ups start with a complete system scan identifying any recorded errors or issues and continue on to fuel injector cleaning, electronic system and sensor analysis, ignition system testing and comprehensive performance checks.

Scheduled tune-ups help ensure your vehicle will perform at peak performance level, year after year, while reducing the possibility of road side break downs and costly repairs.

Other benefits of properly maintaining your vehicle include longer service life, greater resale value and better fuel efficiency.

Tune-up Services include:

Diagnostic Scans

Oil Change: Synthetic or Mineral

Automotive Computer Services

Emissions: Inspections, Failures, and Repairs

Fuel System Fuel Injection Services

A/C and Heat Service and Repair

Check Engine Light Diagnostics

Ignition System and Spark Plugs

Air Induction and Air Filter

“..The staff at BIRD AUTOMOTIVE are passionate about automobiles and take real pride in the quality of their work. We like to treat our customers as family, and family always takes care of itself…”

Call now to book an appointment for your vehicle at 780-496-9497. We are located at 9164 Yellowhead Trail NW in Edmonton, and are open Monday to Friday 8am – 5:30pm.We are a Certified OOP inspection facility by the Alberta provincial government.

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