What suggestions do you have for sourcing and recruiting in remote areas of Canada? Web sites other than Monster or Workopolis? Local, province, or national associations? How bout these (or other) Social Networking sites, e.g.?
Doostang.com: Great for business, by invitation only.
itsbig.com: A private interactive career network:
JigSaw.com: 6 million business contacts:
Linkedin.com: The best site for business; highly searchable.
mymuchmor.com: Canadian emphasis.
phpfox.com: Canadian Trusted Social Network.
Plaxo.com: Current connection data:
Ryze.com: Business networking:
Spoke.com: An open business network:
Topix.com: Canadian emphasis.
Xeequa.com: Business networking.
XING.com: Professional contact management.
Yippykya.com: Canadian Career Social Networking Website:
Ziggs.com: Register for current contact data. :
ZoomInfo.com: Great contacts by target company: (Yes, it can be used for free.)
Ray, depending on how remote the area and the types of positions you are looking to fill then I might suggest recruiting "Old School." In smaller areas everyone reads the newspaper, goes to the community centre, etc. You may also want to try calling the local city hall and ask their advice, depending on the size of community they may be able to give you names of people looking for work! I have found that in rural communities old school trumps new school recruiting almost everytime!
I have done that and only had very marginal results. An example: The Mayor of Cochran, Alberta told me, "I don't know anyone is sales." I think what he really meant was, (I don't know anyone with a sales-relate background, that is now unemployed or that is now openly looking for a another job now) or words to that effect. The local Chamber of Commerce it was about the same. The local reference librarian, told me that Cochrane does not have any groups of "Sales Folks" that meet and share time together either socially or professionally . . . you have to go to Calgary for that." The local clergy, usually very eager to help their parishioners in any way possible, backed off of helping in any way; e.g., not just no leads but no suggestions of any type. The Canadian social networking sites only wanted to talk about anything, and I mean ANYTHING, other than work, or jobs, or employment. . . . Alas . . .
But I am VERY Grateful for your response. THANKS again.