Human Resources
Mar. 2, 2017 - The impending skills gap is not a new topic of discussion. Along with proactive succession planning and mentorship between experienced and junior workers is one way to promote knowledge transfer at pulp and paper mills, recruitment — hiring a whole lot of young people — is a significant piece to the puzzle.
Jan. 31, 2017 - My first job in sales at a small Canadian printing company more than 20 years ago was far from easy or glamorous. I sold printers out of a van and had to meet a daily quota of at least 30 cold calls. This entailed lugging a printer from my van into prospective customers’ offices to provide demonstrations and free trials.
Jan. 10, 2017 - With almost one million job openings anticipated between now and 2025, British Columbia wants to encourage employers to sponsor apprentices and help build and expand the province’s skilled workforce to meet this growing labour demand.
Dec. 11, 2016 - The B.C. government has committed more than $45,000 for a new partnership project with manufacturers in the province’s North Central region to help identify their labour needs as well as factors that shape their workforce.
Western Economic Diversification Canada has announced an investment of $1.8 million to support FPInnovations in delivering the Aboriginal Forest Sector Technical Support Program in British Columbia and Alberta.
The next generation of leaders for Resolute Forest Products met in Montréal recently for a two-day leadership training and networking event. Resolute headquarters experienced a brief influx of new faces, as 22 young employees gathered...
The theme of this year’s PacWest conference was Leveraging our Competitive Advantage, and the executives speaking on the opening panel generally agreed that our competitive advantage in the pulp and paper industry is our people.
Fifteen students are receiving a scholarship and an iPad mini from the Forest Products Association of Canada as part of the 2015 Green Dream Internship program. The students will blog about their adventures as interns in Canada's forest...
Two chemistry students from the University of Sherbrooke have been granted a Gene H. Kruger Scholarship courtesy of Kruger Inc. Vincent Nadeau, human resources manager of the Kruger Brompton mill recently presented the scholarship to Romain...
Representatives of the J.D. Irving group of companies are visiting universities and colleges across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in February, looking for potential new hires for its co-op and summer internship programs. J.D. Irving...
Forty students and their teachers from eight southern Ontario high schools will take part in a three-day field course focused on sustainable forest management in Algonquin Park.
What is colloquially known as the skills gap, referring to the dearth of skilled trades workers, is also a knowledge gap and an experience gap for pulp and paper companies. The large number of retiring workers means that, for all positions...
According to a report in the Alberni Valley Times, Catalyst Paper's Port Alberni, BC, division is “constantly hiring,” says general manager Fred Chinn.
Daishowa-Marubeni International’s Peace River Pulp Division has earned a spot on the list of 50 Most Engaged Workplaces compiled by Achievers. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging...
People – how to find them, how to keep them – was the chief topic of discussion at PacWest. Both presenters and participants showed a deep concern about our industry’s current employment demographics, and about the increasing...
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