‘Go West, young man’

Attracting workers to remote locations tricky proposition — fit and EQ rank high
By Colin Finlay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/09/2011

Recruitment today is different from the past. The work environment has four generations of workers with a fifth generation on the way. A global economy affects even a local business that doesn’t venture beyond the town limits. People also have the ability to communicate in ways that never would have been considered in the past.

With this globalization, there is an increasingly competitive environment for jobs and talent. Recruiters must extend themselves beyond what is considered traditional and breathe innovation if they are to be successful.

This holds true even more so when a recruiter is hiring for remote locations. There are some places and environments that require a certain type of person with a strong desire.