Listed below are questions that have been asked by our website's user; both the ThirdQuarter Candidates and the companies.
This is a free service to ThirdQuarter Canadians who are 50-something.
There is no cost to either individuals or firms to register on the web site. There is no cost to individuals to prepare or post their resumes. There is however a fee for a business to post a job.
Firms pay to advertise job listings in newspapers and other online job sites. ThirdQuarter's rates are competitive and provide more timely results in terms of qualified candidates due to our online process that assist people with their profile and assist firms in finding the best suited candidate.
In 2011, ThirdQuarter surveyed businesses across Canada and its registered firms. In the national business survey, 60% of the firms indicated that had hired someone over 50 in the past two years and 79% of firms indicated that they are likely or certain to hire in the future. There is a growing trend all over North America that we have noted where firms of all sizes are making focused and concerted efforts to recruit and retain staff who are in this growing demographic.
In the 2011 Third Quarter business survey, firms reported hiring 50-something Canadians because of the customer and people skills they bring to the workplace. They were seen to be more productive, related better to customers; required less training and needed less supervision. In addition, firms like that they bring mentorship and leadership skills that balance out their teams. We frequently hear that companies are looking for 'mature, experienced people who are desperately needed to fulfill positions on all levels.
Over the past two years, more than 3,000 full-time to part-time, seasonal and contract positions have been posted in a wide range of sectors and occupations: 60 per cent are in sales and services; almost 20 per cent are in business, finance and administration; 10 per cent are professional; and 18 per cent are supervisory, technical or skilled positions.
Feedback tells us that there are two important advantages in using ThirdQuarter: instead of waiting weeks for people to respond to other job notices, ThirdQuarter provides an inventory of pre-qualified experienced individuals within hours; and the individuals are matched to the specific skills that are required by a company.
Companies report to Third Quarter that the people who are hired come to the job with a positive and committed work ethic and often become long term members of the team. They are job- ready - on day one and require little training or orientation. Moreover, ThirdQuarter workers act as mentors for younger and new Canadian employees.