“BOWEN worked closely with us to provide recruitment support to our team as we prepared to in-source an Information Management team. Our goal was to find a recruiting partner that would allow us to focus on hiring key technical and operational roles, while ensuring the Information Management (IM) recruitment project was given the appropriate level of attention and resourcing.
BOWEN’s recruiters joined us onsite and quickly built strong relationships within the business that ultimately led to a successful outcome. We were able to fill all the required roles within the time frames given and now have a strong IM team based in Saskatoon. We were impressed with BOWEN commitment to our success and look forward to working with them again on future projects.”
– Hiring Manager, Oil and Gas
“Why BOWEN? That’s simple; because they are the best! BOWEN has been my “go-to” partner for many years and while with a number of different employers. It’s clear that Shannon has succeeded in incorporating her values of quality and service excellence into every member of the BOWEN team. Everyone with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with has exemplified the commitment to be a premier SOLUTIONS provider. It’s not just a name or a tag line; it’s a culture.”
– Senior Recruitment Professional, Post Secondary Education
“The Business Development representative took it upon herself to come by and meet me in person, and she is so congenial and genuine! BOWEN cares about our experience in every way and wants to hear our feedback to make sure we’re happy. What more can you ask for?”
– Training Coordinator, Post Secondary Education
“I have had the pleasure of being a client of BOWEN for more than five years. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the contractors placed with us have made a real difference in our company. BOWEN receives my highest recommendation!”
– Project Controls Lead, Energy
“We have had a great Bowen temp in place for the last six months to cover an indeterminate medical leave. Not only did BOWEN respond quickly to our initial request for help, they sent us three excellent candidates for consideration, from which we found the perfect fit. A great and valued partnership.”
– Executive Director, Law Firm
“Working closely with our team, BOWEN helped us bring consistency to how we manage our contractor payroll administration by streamlining our reporting, which facilitated improved cost controls. As one of our preferred providers, they bring an unparalleled depth of understanding of the energy sector and the unique needs of its contingent workforce to our organization. BOWEN clearly understands our business challenges and has the expertise to help solve them.”
– Hiring Manager, Oil and Gas
A foreign affair
In 2009, BOWEN was instrumental and led the industry in establishing Immigrant Works, designed to match and support unemployed or underemployed immigrants with BOWEN’s existing business clients to provide paid meaningful work experience and the opportunity for long-term viable employment in relevant technical fields. Over the life of the Immigrant Works program, 17 interns were placed with 13 employers. Overall the number of qualified candidates was higher than expected at 1,766. BOWEN successfully completed candidate screening for a total of 1,116 placement-ready candidates.
A good example of our proven experience can be seen in our response to Calgary’s flood disaster. At the height of what has been called the worst flooding in Alberta’s history, BOWEN was there to help. Our city needed to quickly place a team of customer service agents and safety personnel to assist in helping the victims of the flood as well as manage the extraordinary volunteer response. Calgary’s first official call, early on the morning of June 24, 2013 for 600 volunteers resulted in an estimated 2,500 people arriving ready to work. Within seven days, BOWEN had placed more than 20 customer service agents and a safety coordinator.
Since 2001, BOWEN has partnered with one of Calgary’s top universities to provide temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent placements in their organization. Most recently, we worked with the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension to present career training resources to their graduating students and posted helpful job hunting tips to their intranet for student job seekers.
A vote of confidence
When one of the cities outside of Calgary needed an executive assistant to support its Mayor, they turned to BOWEN. Well recognized in the industry for having strong relationships to some of the most outstanding administrative people in Canada, BOWEN was able to fill this position with a suitable candidate quickly. Being one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada with an average growth rate of 7.8 per cent, the hiring team didn’t want this position left vacant for long and BOWEN delivered a quality candidate with speed.
A history of results
BOWEN has nurtured a municipal 14-year relationship and has delivered proven results. We’ve successfully earned the business through an RFP process in three of the last four years. In 2013, BOWEN placed more than 45 candidates in a wide variety of roles including reception, data entry, and project support including a staff liaison coordinator. We have in-depth knowledge with their recruitment processes and have customized our systems to meet its needs. We have an established relationship with their in-house agency personnel to fill diverse and challenging assignments. Over the years, we have also earned a better understanding of the unique workplace culture, helping us to ensure the right fit for candidate placements.