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Helpful (3)

Honestly the WORST place to work ever (go on LinkedIn and email anyone who ever worked there)

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- High turnover results in junior members to have access to all clients (the best and the worst) - Location is great (Downtown Toronto) - The team itself can be very collaborative as the turnover is high enough that most of the team is new

Cons

- Base is low ($25,000 to $35,000 base) OR draw against commission - Management is overaggressive and there is no HR department to report to - Stealing candidates and clients and in-house fighting is the norm - 30 day turnover (over 25 people left in the 26 months I was working there) - USE LINKEDIN (don't take my word for it-- contact someone who has worked there-- out of the 50 people listed on LinkedIn in Toronto maybe half are still employed and most move onto bigger firms such as Hays or Manpower.

Advice to Management

Eventually the decent talent you have will leave you and you'll be stuck. NexStaff has been around since 1999 (same year as you) and they have 100+ recruiters. You have less than 10. There's a reason after a decade of being in business you still work out of a single floor of a building.

Other Employee Reviews for TAL Group

  1. Pros and Cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing team, lots of earning potential, very busy, some really supportive mentor's with good training.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, upper management can be more supportive and encouraging however. Not make you feel attacked.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to delegate in a way where you get success from your team.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Unprofessional environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at TAL Group full-time

    Pros

    The company is open to hiring people new to the staffing services industry and provides training The main office is conveniently located on the downtown subway line Offers commissions plus a medical/dental and drug plan is available

    Cons

    Extremely stressful place to work High staff turnover rate Employees were expected to work excessively long hours of unpaid overtime (12-16 hour days were not uncommon) Low salary compared to other agencies Negative atmosphere filled with yelling, verbal abuse, fighting and unnecessary dramatics Certain management personnel were manipulative and dishonest The company is cheap: It looked good in the reception lobby but in the real office there was old equipment, dated computers, worn-out chairs (some of them were scavenged from another office's garbage), not enough pens, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Screaming, shouting and looking for excuses to avoid paying your workers is not the way to run a business.


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