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Reflecting on our Growth

Our company hit a significant milestone recently. We’re all grown up, at age twenty one. Just like a 21-year-old, our company has gone through growth spurts, and perhaps sometimes an awkward stage. And like a person, we have grown with knowledge and experience every year.

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Our 21st birthday is a sentimental one, full of celebration and reflection surrounding this coming of age milestone.

As we reflect, we’re proud that we’ve worked hard to develop solid, mature relationships because of trust and respect. Clients return for multiple placements and with each subsequent placement, we gain a better understanding of their unique culture fit.

We are so very thankful for so many loyal clients where we have developed a successful relationship that translates into placing all their new hires. When facilitating a candidate and company match, we always hope to get the fit right for our client but also help our candidates set off on a fulfilling career path. When we continue to work with these organizations year after year, we get to watch our former candidates progress within these organizations, which ends up being very fulfilling for us.

We often hear about all the great people our candidates were introduced to during the interviews we arrange; we love it when our clients showcase their employees, and ultimately their culture, during the interview process. We love it, even more, when we hear that our placements are now the employees interviewing new potential talent and helping to choose their next best hire.

We stay close to our clients and candidates, selfishly maybe – so we get to experience all these fulfilling moments… but also because as we mature, and our clients grow over time, our working relationship becomes easier. We become better at anticipating needs and recognizing good fit.

When we have a great interview at McNak, the team discusses where that person would fit best. Of course, we have open roles and immediate recruitment needs that we are working hard to fill… but, we also have the ability to imagine that person working for a specific client and fitting in great! We give that hiring manager a call, just in case they are thinking of growing the team anytime soon. This might be the same client who calls us in November to let us know they might be hiring in March, just so we can keep our eyes open in the meantime. Building on each year of partnership, with more knowledge, comes more success, and that is something to celebrate!

Just like a 21-year-old, we reflect on how far we’ve come, but also look forward to continuing to learn and grow. Saying this, maybe this milestone is more similar to a couple celebrating their 21st Anniversary? Our partnerships with clients are built on trust, growing from added knowledge and experiences year after year; we are better together, and it gets better with every year.

GrapeJuice Wine Auction & Tasting. Our 10th Anniversary!

We’re excited to announce the 10th anniversary of GrapeJuice , the wine auction & tasting benefiting Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. Aston Martin Vancouver & Bentley Vancouver is the exclusive venue sponsor for this year’s event taking place on Wednesday, April 26th.GJ--logo
Since its inception, GrapeJuice has raised over $608,000 in support of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland’s (BCLM) mentoring programs!

Founding sponsors McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group and MLA Canada invite you to GrapeJuice. Exclusively presented by Capital Direct, guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening and magnificent wines while supporting a great cause.

If you are a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy wine and a great social event, then this event will certainly appeal to you! GrapeJuice has been known to sell out.  Purchase tickets here. For information on how to donate wine or contribute to Grape Juice contact Jessica Rozitis.

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Happy 20th Birthday McNeill Nakamoto!

Today, we celebrate 20 years of doing what we love, and doing what we do best…

It was on a Monday in September 1996 when McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group was founded by Sarah McNeill and Cheryl Nakamoto.

“Sarah and I wanted to create a different kind of recruitment company that personalized the recruitment process for both our clients and candidates,” says Cheryl Nakamoto, “and we plan to continue striving to be the most customer focused staffing and recruitment company.”Happy Birthday McNak

Since 1996, McNak has stayed true to its roots; we’re still all about WOW. FUN. PEOPLE. Our core values have not changed since the inception of McNeill Nakamoto, and these are values everyone in our company feels strongly about.

We are committed to creating positive experiences and work to provide the highest standards of professionalism, positive energy, and client focused services. After all these years, McNak still enjoys conjuring up new ways to make our clients and candidates say ‘WOW’.

We show pride and enthusiasm in everything we do, adding innovative and fresh ways of doing our work. We smile and laugh every day, making the McNak experience FUN for clients and candidates.

We work to add significant value to our partners by connecting exceptional PEOPLE with outstanding companies and lasting opportunities that will deeply impact their lives and careers. We truly get to know our clients and candidates, delivering outstanding ‘cultural fit’.

“It is extremely rewarding to see candidates we’ve placed over the past 20 years, enjoying long successful careers” Cheryl reflects, “and we feel very grateful for the continued partnerships we have with so many exceptional companies in Vancouver.”

Thank you to our clients, candidates and our team who have helped to build the McNak brand over the last 20 years. We are excited about the next decade as we continue to believe in the magic of WOW. FUN. PEOPLE.

 

Top McNak blog posts of 2015

‘Tis the season for reflection, so in that spirit, here is a quick snapshot of our most read blog articles for 2015:

Having a resume that gets noticed…Resume Do’s and Don’ts

Giving back to our community is a big part of our soul…GrapeJuice Raises $80,000 for Big Sisters

A job search story from one of our top recruiters, Emily McNamara… The Search Continues…

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Thank you all for taking the time to read, comment and share our articles on the McNak blog.  Happy New Year!

Happy Birthday to us!

McNak BirthdayMcNeill Nakamoto turned 19 years old this week. We love to celebrate successes. And if you visit our behind the scenes photos on Facebook, you will know that we love to celebrate with food! Breakfast treats and afternoon cake one day, a pot luck lunch another day. And next week we will continue the celebrations with a night out as a team.

We are celebrating 19 years of doing what we love, and doing what we do best….

Since founding McNak  in 1996, our company has stayed true to its roots and continues to colour outside the lines. We are still crazy about positive experiences for our candidates and clients after all these years. Team McNak enjoys every day conjuring up new ways to make ourselves and others smile.

Our commitment to fun lives on. Its just the McNak way.

Happy Birthday McNak!

Happy Canada Day from McNak!

Happy Canada Day

We love to celebrate triumphs, but we also love to celebrate for no reason in particular. We simply love being together as a team, and enjoy each others company. We celebrate individual achievements, and team accomplishments.

We like to have fun, we like to encourage and support each other. We pitch in when needed. We appreciate everybody’s contribution. This is a healthy corporate culture. This is Team McNak.

 

Top McNak blog posts of 2014

Happy new year 2015 written with Sparkling figures

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Reflecting back on the past year, here is a quick snapshot of our three most read blog articles for 2014:

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For your HR toolbox…8 Behavioural Questions You’re Not Asking

A solid perspective from one of our top recruiters, Alana Savage on…Your resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile

Results (and some photos) from our annual wine auction…GrapeJuice Raises $87,000 for Big Sisters… we’re looking forward to the March 5th, 2015 event!

We’d like take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to read, comment and share our articles on the McNak blog.  Happy New Year!

 

Fun with Team McNak

At McNak, we like to have fun. It’s part of our culture. It’s part of who we are.

We like to laugh, and we also like to laugh at ourselves.

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Same great culture. Brand new site.

The team at McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group is excited to announce the launch of our new website!

We still like to have fun, and draw outside the lines. We’re still quirky. But we’re also serious about doing what we say we will do, and get the job done.

The new site better reflects what industries we specialize in, so there’s no more guessing exactly what we do.

We’re very pleased with the outcome, and hope that you will be too.

McNak…

Connecting exceptional
people with outstanding
employers throughout
Western Canada.

Calm Among the Chaos

We are moving our office today. moving-day

To make it even more exciting, or hectic, depending how you look at it, our business is super busy right now. You would think that with summer, things would slow down, but business is thriving. It’s buzzing in the hive.

And in the middle of all this great excitement, we’re moving our office. The good news to our clients…it’s business as usual. We believe that we are still able provide the quality of service that our clients are accustomed to. Sure, our email and phones may be intermittent for a few hours during the day today, but we still have ways to communicate with our clients. Our office just looks a little chaotic what with the boxes everywhere, and the walls becoming bare of colourful artwork.

We have a bright, shiny new office to look forward to. Onward and upward.