Posts by Michael Dha

STRIVE Recruitment: Celebrating 10 years in business

In October, STRIVE Recruitment celebrated its 10th year in business. What a wild ride it’s been! There are so many people that have contributed to our success and persevered with us through our decade-long adventure. We couldn’t possibly thank them all.

So, instead, we partied‼️

We gathered the whole team together at the office for some fun and frolic. We toasted our clients, candidates, mentors, vendors and partners who have helped and inspired us along our journey.

Head over to our Gallery on Facebook for all of the great photos of our celebration and don’t forget to “Like” our page!

 

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The Daily Hive Vancouver

DailyHive Interview with our MD: Tap Into Vancouver’s Hidden Job Market

We’re extremely excited to mention of a recent interview that our Team Captain, Michael just held with the fine people over at the Daily Hive Vancouver.

Michael let fly with some of his well-kept secrets on how to tap into some lesser-known resources for jobs in Vancouver. What he means by hidden are those jobs that aren’t listed in the traditional locations. You won’t find these jobs on Company websites, job boards, LinkedIn or those types of resources.

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Vancouver job market - featured

We’re not going to give away Michaels secret sauce because that wouldn’t be right. Head over to the Daily Hive where they were so kind as to invite us to join them for a sitdown.

 

 

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STRIVE opens up their 4th specialty division – Corporate Administration

We are now your destination for Corporate Administration recruitment! An exciting time for STRIVE as we open our 4th specialty recruitment division in ten years. STRIVE has previously excelled in permanent and contract placements within our existing divisions: Accounting and Finance, Manufacturing and Operations and Construction and Design. We are now actively working on several temporary and permanent Corporate Administration positions that include the following areas:

– Reception
– Administrative Support
– Executive Assistant Support
– Data Entry
– Customer Service
– Bookkeeping
– Office Management
– Sales Support
– Marketing Support
– Human Resources
– Legal Support

If you are looking for talent within this area, please contact Sarita DeVries, Director of Business Development at 604.545.0467 or sarita@striverecruitment.ca.
If you are looking for your next role within this area, please contact LeTing Cheong, Senior Recruitment Specialist at 604.336.8847 or leting@striverecruitment.ca.

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New Addition to the STRIVE team

STRIVE Recruitment is pleased to announce that Sarita DeVries has joined the organization as Director of Business Development. Sarita will lead and direct sales and marketing initiatives and drive the development of STRIVE’s newly created Corporate Administration division.
Sarita brings over 12 years of experience within the staffing and recruiting industry; managing clients of all sizes, from SMEs to large, government entities.
Sarita’s success can be attributed to her genuine customer care and advocacy into her consultative sales approach. We look forward to Sarita becoming a strategic growth partner in STRIVE Recruitment’s upcoming expansion plans.

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Children’s Wish Foundation 2018

Another day well spent at the Richmond Oval – STRIVE Recruitment Inc is extremely happy to have participated in The Children’s Wish Foundation annual event: Heroes Challenge. We raised an amazing $13,339 for our wish kid Saiyaan. We competed with 11 other teams and played numerous games from “Face the Cookie” to “Marsh-mellow Chopstick”! Ultimately, fulfilling Saiyaan’s wish was definitely one of our proudest moments. Saiyaan got to experience the Disney Alaskan Cruise with his family and thoroughly enjoyed his trip! STRIVE will continue to keep fulfilling wishes with the Children’s Wish Foundation BC. It’s been a blast and STRIVE will be back for more!

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Annual Whistler trip 2018!

The STRIVE team had their annual trip once again after reaching Q2 goals! The team celebrated a successful first half of the year with an exciting zip-lining excursion through Superfly Ziplines. Everyone soared down one of the longest ziplines in Canada – it was absolutely breath taking. The guides made the first and highest zipline look like a breeze.

To wrap up the trip, our annual Rook’s cooked everyone dinner, it was a fantastic three course meal that cannot be beat. Whistler was definitely one for the books, till next time!

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Canada’s lowest unemployment rate on record with BC performing best

Statistics Canada released a historical point of goods news today (January 5): the country is experiencing its lowest rate of unemployment for as long as comparable records exist.

“The unemployment rate continued on a downward trend, decreasing by 0.2 percentage points to 5.7%, the lowest since comparable data became available in January 1976,” reads a Statistic Canada media release.

For B.C., the percentage is even lower.

“In the 12 months to December, the unemployment rate in British Columbia fell by 1.2 percentage points to 4.6%, the lowest among all provinces,” the release continues.

“In 2017, British Columbia closed out the year with an employment growth rate of 3.4%. The gains in 2017 were almost all in full-time work, and were mainly in health care and social assistance; construction; and finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing.”

Things also continue to begin to look better in neighbouring Alberta, where the province’s oil-based economy has been slow to recover since fracking and horizontal-drilling technologies took off across the United States.

“The unemployment rate fell from 8.5% at the end of 2016 to 6.9% at the end of 2017,” the release states.

“Following a slide in employment from the autumn of 2015 to the summer of 2016, the labour market in Alberta added workers in 2017, with a growth rate of 2.4% ,” it continues. “The employment gains were attributable to manufacturing; wholesale and retail trade; natural resources; finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing; and transportation and warehousing. The unemployment rate fell from 8.5% at the end of 2016 to 6.9% at the end of 2017.”

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