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25September

Where Are All the Good People?

The "Help Wanted" sections of newspapers hardly exist any more.  The people you want to hire are not looking in the newspaper for opportunities.  So, how can you find the best people for your openings? Sourcing and Recruiting are two different things, and sourcing is a much-needed skill. Start With Who You Know Some of the best candidates are referrals from the people who already work with you.  It is human nature that we choose to be with people like ourselves.  Ask your best performers if they know anyone you can talk to about your opening.  Consider offering a referral incentive if the new hire stays for 6 months. Use [...]

18September

Welcome to The Human Side of Business

In this blog, we are going to post about everything on the human side of business.  From recruiting to termination, you will find sometimes surprising information about how to save money and create engagement in the people you hire. Our focus will be on recruiting, interviewing and hiring - because if you get those steps right, managing your people will be easy.  Make a mistake in those early steps, and managing becomes babysitting and builds to frustration and costly termination decisions. The intent of this blog is to help you make better hiring decisions.  When we meet with people who are looking for employees, they can usually tell us why [...]

13September

Welcome to Our New Website!

Valley Personnel has served the Fraser Valley since 1976. We are the largest full-service employment agency in the Fraser Valley, providing both temporary labourers and temporary and permanent office and executive staff to dozens of clients from Langley to Chilliwack – and all points in between. All of our staff are residents of the Valley – we live here and we know the Valley business community inside and out. Our recruiting team is the most diverse and experienced team in the Fraser Valley – and each of us use this experience to match qualified candidates with employers in order to meet both of their respective long-term goals.

Where Are All the Good People?

The "Help Wanted" sections of newspapers hardly exist any more.  The people you want to hire are not looking in the newspaper for opportunities.  So, how can you find the best people for your openings? Sourcing and Recruiting are two different things, and sourcing is a much-needed skill. Start With Who You Know Some of the best candidates are referrals from the people who already work with you.  It is human nature that we choose to be with people like ourselves.  Ask your best performers if they know anyone you can talk to about your opening.  Consider offering a referral incentive if the new hire stays for 6 months. Use [...]

Welcome to The Human Side of Business

In this blog, we are going to post about everything on the human side of business.  From recruiting to termination, you will find sometimes surprising information about how to save money and create engagement in the people you hire. Our focus will be on recruiting, interviewing and hiring - because if you get those steps right, managing your people will be easy.  Make a mistake in those early steps, and managing becomes babysitting and builds to frustration and costly termination decisions. The intent of this blog is to help you make better hiring decisions.  When we meet with people who are looking for employees, they can usually tell us why [...]

Welcome to Our New Website!

Valley Personnel has served the Fraser Valley since 1976. We are the largest full-service employment agency in the Fraser Valley, providing both temporary labourers and temporary and permanent office and executive staff to dozens of clients from Langley to Chilliwack – and all points in between. All of our staff are residents of the Valley – we live here and we know the Valley business community inside and out. Our recruiting team is the most diverse and experienced team in the Fraser Valley – and each of us use this experience to match qualified candidates with employers in order to meet both of their respective long-term goals.