It’s not easy to be an employer in today’s economy. As things have shifted dramatically in the past 12 months, employers have been faced with making tough decisions around cutbacks and layoffs. In many instances, employees are being asked to do more than ever.
I have always believed networking is an important piece to career development and succession. During tougher market conditions, networking moves to critical. People hire referrals far faster than unknown resumes because it can shorten and streamline the process, saving the employer time and money.
One of the hardest things about being a manager is that sometimes you have to take on the very difficult task of telling an employee they’ve lost their job. While at this time last year, managers couldn’t hire fast enough in many industries, this year, their focus is much different.
Going into the summer months can be a challenging time to look for work. Even if you aren’t on vacation, it can seem like many are in “vacation mode”.
There is a lot of talk these days about Calgary’s job market and our ever-changing economy. Given the highs and lows of the past 12 months, it’s hard to keep things in perspective. If you’ve experienced a job loss, you have to figure out “what’s next”. If you’re a manager or business owner, you may be faced with making tough choices relating to your workforce.