TAL Group - Honestly the WORST place to work ever (go on LinkedIn and email anyone who ever worked there) | Glassdoor
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"Honestly the WORST place to work ever (go on LinkedIn and email anyone who ever worked there)"

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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. ""Great culture!""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TAL Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work at Tal Group full-time

    Great place to kick start a sales or recruitment career. Earning potential is unlimited. You will learn a lot about recruiting. I.T. and Pharmacy recruitment is well managed. You will be speaking with people on the phone and in-person all day long so your communication skills will get very strong. Great opportunity for networking as you will meet people from all different companies and learn about what it's like to work at all these different businesses. Management has an open door concept. Help from management is always there if you need it. Very easy to get promoted within the company if you are good. Management keeps it fun and the Marketing keeps it fun in the office with monthly team lunches and raffles. Its very uplifting to work for a company that appreciates its employees once a month.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced environment. Priorities can change on a dime depending on the needs of clients and where the biggest opportunities lie.You need to work with urgency at all times. Everything always needs to be done yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the interaction with the employees daily. Its nice to see management work hard and play hard at the same time.


  2. "Technical Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TAL Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and lots of jobs to work on. You can get some good experience if you're junior and want to learn more about IT

    Cons

    There is a lot of micromanagement even though they don't think so. A lot of pressure to hit your numbers and sometimes that affects the real focus which is to fill jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen more to your employees and learn how to trust them, you won't regret it. Offer more opportunities for career advancement.

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