How to determine pay and benefits – Be competitive and communiate

May 24th, 2015

Author: Allen Jones, Senior HR Consultant

In today’s highly competitive employment climate it is important for pay and benefits to be in line with what is happening in your market. Staying competitive in order to attract the best candidates and retain your most valuable employees is critical to an organization’s success. In many markets compensation is rising in direct relation to high demand and low supply of talent (this is especially true in the tech sector) so knowing what you need to pay in order to find and keep your people should be top of mind for all employers. Read more

Dental Team Management 101 (Women in Dentistry)

May 04th, 2015

BC Dental Association

When: November 7th, 2015
Where: Vancouver, BC
What: Vertical Bridge’s founder Sandra Reder will be delivering a workshop on November 7th in Vancouver, BC entitled “Dental Team Management 101: Appropriate strategies to avoid and address staff conflicts and employment issues” at the Women in Dentistry event put on by the BC Dental Association and Health Bridge HR, an HR helpline for healthcare professionals. This is a closed event for BCDA members only.

HR strategies for dental practitioners

Sandra Reder’s workshop: Dental Team Management 101

Dental Team Management 101 (Women in Dentistry)

April 23rd, 2015

BC Dental Association

When: May 2nd, 2015
Where: Victoria, BC
What: Vertical Bridge’s founder Sandra Reder will be delivering a workshop on May 2nd entitled “Dental Team Management 101: Appropriate strategies to avoid and address staff conflicts and employment issues” at the Women in Dentistry event put on by the BC Dental Association and Health Bridge HR, an HR helpline for healthcare professionals. This is a closed event for BCDA members only.

View from the Bridge: 3 (easy) ways to give at work

January 08th, 2015

View from the Bridge
A WORD FROM THE TOP

At this festive time of the year many of us are getting ready to brave the malls in order to look for those perfect gifts for co-workers, friends and family. If you’re like me it can be overwhelming! If you or your company are looking for a different way to “give” this year here are a couple of great non-profits that are worth taking a look at. Read more

View from the Bridge: The most important hiring question (you never asked)

September 25th, 2014

View from the Bridge
A WORD FROM THE TOP
Summer is over, the kids are finally back in school and it seems like everyone is hiring! I’m not sure if it’s a sign of the times but it has caused a shift towards more of a “candidate driven hiring market”. Good people are definitely hard to find and they know it so it’s imperative when you are recruiting that you move quickly. Being clear on what type of candidates you’re looking for, what the position entails and what makes you a great employer is critical. You are not the only “game in town” it’s possible that a good candidate will be looking at multiple opportunities. More than ever people are factoring in things way beyond the pay cheque. What do you offer that others don’t? In addition to compensation they look at things like corporate culture, the potential to grow their careers and what you stand for as an organization. Now is a great time to get clarity on who you are as an employer in order to ensure you attract the best talent.  Read more