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About Jeff Wedge

Jeff Wedge has been in the strategic sourcing and social media recruiting industry since 2003. Throughout his career he has worked closely with hiring managers, internal recruiters, HR Managers, HR Directors, and HR Vice Presidents on a number of recruiting assignments from volume recruiting and RPO engagements to confidential executive searches. He holds an Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick. Jeff is the father of 19 year old son Carter and 15 year old daughter Hallie and he currently resides in Burlington, Ontario.

Transition, Transformation or Revolution: What are we in and what will work look like in the future?

In the world of work, the exchange of time and productive human effort for the affordability of a certain lifestyle, there is a plethora of history where technology and global change has created a totality of change in how work is carried out. Many pundits refer to this shift as a transition or a

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Technology|0 Comments

AM I A VIRTUAL WORKER?

I am frequently asked the question, “Am I a virtual worker?" all the time. Why I am asked is perhaps because for the past 5 years I have worked full time in a virtual work environment, able to be productive and flexible to accommodate business and client needs as they arise. I am more

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

Choosing Purposefully, Living Healthy and Working Smart

As an aging male in a world that seems to move and change sometimes at the speed of light, something that I, and we all take for granted, our health, has become a paramount focus for me. And as a result, I came to the realization first hand that although we all talk a

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Job Satisfaction, Opinion|0 Comments

The Shifting Paradigm

Inevitably, throughout the history of any career, industry, or financial cycle, change occurs. Change is the only certainty in life and if we are able to move with change as a transition then we usually weather that period well. And if we resist, the change seems to be more difficult, more cumbersome, and more

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

The Need for Leadership in a World Crying for Leaders

Whether you aspire to a leadership role in any facet of life or not, there is undeniably a huge need for and gap of leaders, and leadership, in the world. Regardless of whether we are talking about political leadership or business leadership, the evidence is gathering that we are becoming a society of number

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Leadership, Opinion|0 Comments

The Move To Process Efficiency and Consistency: Bold Predictions for the Talent Acquisition Industry in 2017

As 2017 unveils itself and we are beyond the reminiscing and time spent either in sorrow or in absolute glee about the year that we just graduated from, I want to take a few minutes to make some bold predictions for the Talent Acquisition industry in 2017. The Candidate Driven market will completely take

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: Opinion, Technology|0 Comments

The World of Work: What Will Future Generations Read in Their History Books

This is my first post 2016 US election blog and although this will not be a writing of my political views, I will focus on just how much the world of work has changed as the global economy moves from an industrialized manufacturing base on a global scale to an information sacred age where

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

Are You Current???

In the era of quick change and technological anomalies, there are no industries that have missed out on the impact that has occurred. One industry, or an important aspect of our individual lives and the global economy, is the talent acquisition industry or the “how do I find a great job” stage of one’s

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Before the Interview|0 Comments

Empowering People – People aren’t Candidates…They are People

As I celebrate my 13th year in the Talent Acquisition Industry, beginning in 2003 as a middle aged professional who relied on candidates to educate me on what it was that they actually did to the present day as a middle aged professional who seeks talented individuals and spends time learning about them as people, I just feel like I have a sunrise and sunset in the work that I do. Along the way, through my “agency” experiences, my “HR Consulting” experiences, and my “sales” experiences as a professional, I have met many wonderfully talented people, learned about the “Heinz 57” iterations of business models, and looking upon my career to date, I can honestly say that the best experience I have had over the entire 13 years is the focusing of my work on how I wanted others to remember me. I have always focused on treating another as “thy neighbor”.

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: After the Interview, Before the Interview, During the Interview, Opinion|0 Comments

We Are Asking What when we should be asking WHY?

For each of us, as we become adults, working to earn a living is both a necessity and a key part of who we become in our world. There are financial implications, social implications, feel-good implications, and implications out into the future that our choices now will impact. We call this “the ripple effect”. And when we are asked the easy and common introductory question by others of “what we do”, those that are asking are usually asking to see where you fit in and where they fit in. But imagine if, once you proclaim the current role you work in, that the same person asks you this more thought provoking question: “WHY do you do that work?” What would your answer be? How would you really respond?

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Social Media Tips|0 Comments