State of the HR/Recruiting Landscape Q1 2012

Over the past few weeks we’ve been speaking to Recruiters and HR professionals about the “State of the recruiting/HR landscape,” and we all agree that, “the market has not been this slow for quite some time.”

With some economic uncertainty, corporate shortfalls and some of Canada’s leading organizations posting bad earnings and market positions, more companies are holding off hiring and instead, they are assessing their people and direction through the back half of Q1.

For the Job Seeker, it means the market is going to need another month to gain back some of the momentum we’ve lost.

For the employer, the current talent pool is very hungry and any opportunities that you have will spread like wildfire. It also means that the “passive” candidate has gone back into hiding and will not start kicking tires again until market activity is healthy.

Happy recruiting!

If you looking to hire, or you are, a Recruiting/HR professional, let Granite help, we RECRUIT RECRUITERS AND HR PROFESSIONALS.

until next time,


About richardmatthews

Richard has been part of the Canadian Recruiting landscape since 2000 and is the founder of ION Groups which includes the RNG and HRNG on-line communities for recruiting and HR professionals. He is known as a thought leader and expert in Social and Professional Networking, Social Media and the evolution of Web 3.0 and is a featured speaker on these subjects at conferences and industry events. Richard is a Partner at Granite Consulting and is focused on building and delivering Social Media Recruitment Strategies to Granite Consulting Clients. ION Groups' connects "Like Minded Individuals", using our peer driven content, social networking and an on-line collaboration approach.
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