The Forever Changing Desires of the WorkForce

Baby Boomers – Generation X – Millennials and Beyond 

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials have all had a different approach to what work life balance has meant to them, based partly on the era in which they grew up and in what they witnessed in both their parents and grandparents generations. 

People born between 1945 and 1960, in the generation known as Baby Boomers, grew up in an era where having a stable career that produced the income necessary to feed your family was the primary task. Reliability and consistency were the main priority for baby boomers and by default they put in continual effort to not only maintain the roles they were in but to be promoted into higher roles where they have remained VP’s, directors and senior executives.

Generation X (born between 1961 and 1980) were the children, nieces and nephews of Baby Boomers. They watched and were personally affected by the absence of their

2021-10-08T10:04:38-04:00October 8th, 2021|Employers, Hiring|

The Time to go Back to Work is Now

Since Covid has begun the employee market has looked very different than it did just a few years ago and while vaccines are rolling out, restrictions are going down and things are opening back up … employees are not yet going back to work. 

Now it is important that this is prefaced with a thankyou and acknowledgement to everyone who continued to work during the lockdowns and stay at home orders. Having people that continued to go to work and remain employed through these past months has been vital as we move forward. We applaud our Drivers, Warehouse Workers, Retail Workers, Nurses, Doctors and many others who were deemed Essential. Thank YOU!

While getting the government subsidy is nice and there is no doubt that free money is rare and something everyone wants more of, soon it will come to an end and that end will be a rude awakening for many. Enough is enough if you are able it is

2021-08-30T09:29:59-04:00August 30th, 2021|Employees, Employment, Hiring, Job Seekers|

How will you transition back to the work place after the stay at home order in Ontario?

To keep operations going in 2020 many businesses were forced to shift to a work-from-home model but what happens when your employees have grown accustomed to working in pajamas and don’t want to return to work? It’s a challenge that companies are beginning to face as businesses begin to build back. Employees are now ranking quality of life and their overall mental health higher on the list of priorities over the 9-5 daily grind. 

According to a recent Canadian survey, 33 percent of employees currently working remotely said they would quit if forced to return to work.

With these alarming statistics, it can be a daunting task for management teams to start bringing their workers back to the office especially if they don’t want to. Preparing your employees to come back post-pandemic can pose multiple challenges, number one being the list of demands employees now expect you to meet before returning to work.

“Employers will likely bend

2021-04-27T21:02:21-04:00April 26th, 2021|Employers, Hiring|

Hiring Strategies for Building Back Post Pandemic

Despite the hinging challenges that COVID-19 has displayed across major industries, companies are hiring at a rapid pace as they look to build back post-pandemic. Over the next year, businesses will be looking for ways to come back stronger than ever, and one crucial way to do that is by making sure they have a dynamic team of employees to stand behind them. Since a lot of talent was walked out the door in 2020, businesses are starting to realize that not only will some of those employees not be coming back, but they might not be the right fit for the job anymore. 

“The reality is, that during COVID many companies have had to make cuts. And some of those cuts cut deeply. As you start to build back your business, you need to make sure you’re sourcing the best talent available. More specifically, next-generation talent.”

Dave MacDonald, President, Better Together Group

With major shifts happening across a variety of industries, businesses now

2021-03-10T10:55:03-05:00March 10th, 2021|Employers, Hiring|

A goal without a plan is meaningless

Let’s say that you are in your hometown of West Reading, Pennsylvania going downtown with some friends for dinner and the local pub that you show up at has a great little country singer named Taylor Swift, who you enjoy listening to as the night passes. By the end of the evening, you go over and drop a $10 bill in her guitar case because … she earned it! She sang her little heart out and did a good at it too.

A few years go by and this little country singer has blown up. She has released multiple albums and started touring. She performs large concerts and sings for thousands of people. Finally, you have the night off work and get a group of friends together to go to her concert. As you purchase the ticket it does not phase you that you are paying $250 to go watch her because she is worth it. Taylor started out young, she put in a lot of time and energy into

2021-02-19T17:08:48-05:00January 21st, 2021|Employees, Employers, Employment, Hiring, Job Seekers|

What to Look For When Hiring a Staffing Agency

The Better Together Difference

Regardless of the industry, the one commonality all businesses have is wanting to ensure they have a strong workforce in place heading into the new year. To be successful in any business you need a team of top-notch employees to get the job done.

Whether you’re looking to hire temporary employees to meet new demands or long-term employees to build your growing empire, a staffing agency can be the greatest asset a company can have.

That being said, not all staffing agencies are one in the same. It’s important that you perform your due diligence when choosing a staffing firm to partner alongside. Here are a few things to look for in a quality staffing agency and what makes The Better Together Group stand out from the rest.

Setting the Bar High

Look for an agency who sets the hiring bar high, and then catapults over it.

The Better Together

2020-12-29T19:59:42-05:00December 29th, 2020|Employers, Hiring|
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