We won't be offering career guidance 101 to professionals who have shown success and are out of work due more to the catastrophic downturn than to work performance
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 31, 2008
Canada's employment market is suffering unprecedented turmoil due to world economic conditions. Statistics Canada recently released employment numbers that revealed 70,600 Canadians lost their jobs in November, the most since 1982. The national unemployment rate jumped to 6.3% from 6.2%. Ontario was hit the hardest as 66,000 jobs were lost last month jumping the province's unemployment rate to 7.1% from 6.5% indicating a greater number of workers available in the next 6 months. There is indication that these workers will start to come from middle and senior level management. Conservative Leader John Tory said in a press release earlier this month, "(it) will get worse before it gets better, we are in for a couple of really tough years."
"The downturn will affect middle managers with greater force in 2009. It is now evident that Canadian executives will not escape the global slowdown," says Victor Wroblewski, Director of Assessment and Program Development with Transition AGENT, a program offered by Slade Consulting Group. Victor explains that SCG has seen a greater number of inquiries by out of work professionals looking for work, plus a number of nervous middle-managers looking to test the waters of their respective job markets.
"We won't be offering career guidance 101 to professionals who have shown success and are out of work due more to the catastrophic downturn than to work performance," says Mr. Wroblewski. Transition AGENT, he explains, will be using the celebrated Ph.D. Douglas N. Jackson's products through Sigma Testing to help professionals with their career transition.
"We are being asked to provide insight and guidance on a daily basis, and trust that this program exceeds traditional career transition support," says Brett Slade, Managing Director of the Firm. He explains that Transition AGENT will offer additional information above and beyond resume writing and interview tips, by providing a work styles assessment and wide-scope career interest's survey. This will allow professionals to review and consider options beyond their historical job considerations. Brett explains, "These programs in conjunction with Victor Wroblewski's background in career transition will provide greater information for the individual to jump-start or reinvigorate their job search."
By marketing Transition AGENT to all professionals in transition, Slade Consulting Group will be positioned to help professionals reflect on their work style actions and interests before running headlong into the job search and career change.
Slade Consulting Group Inc. is a leading provider of research driven recruitment solutions. Slade operates globally providing executive search and healthcare practitioner recruitment for their wide-ranging clients. More information is available at http://www.sladeconsultinggroup.com
SIGMA Assessment Systems has been creating respected assessments since 1967. SIGMA publishes a variety of psychological instruments, including measures of ability, personality, and career interest. SIGMA founder, Dr. Douglas N. Jackson is a world authority in human assessment.
For more information contact: TransitionAGENT (at) SladeConsultingGroup (dot) com