A Discussion with The Recruitment Flex on Streamlining Hourly Hiring in Canada

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Cameron Laker

Cameron Laker

Co-Founder
Mindfield

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A Discussion with The Recruitment Flex on Streamlining Hourly Hiring in Canada

Cameron Laker

Cameron Laker

Co-Founder
Mindfield

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A discussion on streamlining hourly hiring in Canada

 

Leaning on our learnings from filling 12,000 jobs for Canadian employers in 2023–Mindfield CEO and Co-Founder Cameron Laker joined The Recruitment Flex podcast to discuss hourly and high volume concerns, challenges, and how to overcome them.

About The Recruitment Flex: The Recruitment Flex discusses all things recruitment – from the latest trends, industry news, technology, helpful tips and interviews with some of the biggest globally recognized names in the recruitment industry. 

You can listen to the full episode here or continue reading the highlights below. Let’s get started. 

Navigating Regulatory Landscape

Challenges commonly encountered by employers when recruiting hourly workers in Canada may include issues related to labor laws, compliance with regulations, and navigating the intricacies of hiring temporary or seasonal employees. These are not necessarily new but it is becoming more in the forefront as demand for hourly workers increases in a small talent pool. 

Employers must stay up to date with provincial and federal labour laws, employment standards, and industry-specific regulations. This can include fostering open dialogue and collaboration with industry stakeholders and government agencies to address systemic issues. It’s important to proactively stay up to date with regulation to not only ensure a seamless recruitment process but to reduce overall risk.      

Addressing Workforce Concerns

Uncertainties surrounding workforce availability, turnover rates, and shifting demographics contribute to the complexity of hourly worker recruitment in Canada. In addition, hourly workers are increasingly concerned about job security, wage disparities, and access to benefits. 

Employers must understand and address these fears to create a positive and inclusive recruitment experience for hourly workers. This will in turn reduce turnover rate and start the worker-employee relationship on the right foot. Early transparency on pay, performance, and benefits is key to a positive work culture. Employers can consider investing in employee development and advancement opportunities to foster long-term loyalty and retention.

Harnessing Technology for Efficient Hiring

The labour market is constantly evolving and it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve to attract and retain hourly and high volume workers. Don’t overlook the role of technology and automation tools to streamline the hiring process for hourly workers. At Mindfield, we use a mix of data-driven solutions, programmatic advertising, and automation tools such as SMS-based screening, and campaign recruitment marketing technology to optimize the entire recruitment process. These tools work alongside our team of recruiters to efficiently identify suitable candidates while reducing biases and administrative tasks. 

Employers must leverage a tech-driven approach to compete for hourly and high volume workers. At minimum, employers should complete an internal audit of their recruitment process and look for simple ways to begin using automation tools. Long-term, this tech-driven approach not only saves time and resources but also enhances the quality of hires, ensuring a strong foundation for organizational success.

Adapting to Remote and Gig Work Trends

Lastly, we delved into the evolving landscape of remote work and the gig economy, presenting both challenges and opportunities for employers seeking hourly workers. Some businesses have begun returning to the office but the trend still remains that remote and gig work is becoming more prevalent. Whether it’s hybrid, in-office, or fully remote; this choice can sometimes be the difference maker between an offer acceptance or rejection. It all comes down to the root cause: candidates are seeking flexibility and better work-life balance. 

Employers must explore innovative ways to effectively manage distributed teams and capitalize on the benefits of gig work. It’s important for employers to stay agile and adapt in meeting the evolving needs of hourly workers. This can be as simple as taking virtual interviews instead of having candidates travel to an in-person interview. 

Conclusion

Listen to the full podcast on TheRecruitmentFlex to get a comprehensive exploration of these topics. In conclusion, by staying proactive with labour laws, embracing technology, and adapting to emerging trends such as remote and gig work, employers can enhance their recruitment efforts and build loyal teams in hourly and high volume.

About Cameron Laker and Mindfield:

Mindfield is a pioneering force in Hourly Employee Recruitment, providing tailored solutions for businesses to easily attract and hire high-quality hourly workers. With deep industry expertise and cutting-edge technology, we make the hiring process simpler, more efficient, and more effective for HR and Hiring Managers.

Connect with Co-Founder Cameron Laker on Linkedin for quick tips and how-to’s or sign up to The Hourly Minute for more in-depth discussion.

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