by Tina Olivero

    Levert Group: Our Product Is People

    Richard Levert, president of Levert Group saw the opportunities of the future in ‘people’. Richard found a niche in the market for hiring reliable, skilled workers in the industrial sector and to his credit, built a highly successful personnel agency from there. He says, “our product is people.”

    Karen Myers is the Branch Manager for Levert Personnel in Eastern Canada (top photo second right). Karen shares “We have four divisions serving corporate clients and job seekers across Canada and abroad (offshore crewing, marine crewing, mining/ heavy industrial and onshore office/light industrial). Our vision for the Oil and Gas industry is to continue supporting those Clients, that have entrusted their contractual staffing needs to our group for the past 6 years, in addition to building our portfolio to include other organizations who contribute to the oil and gas supply chain. Our group is excited about the continued interest in offshore Eastern Canada and we envision being a partner to support the industry from discovery through to production and even decommissioning.”

    Levert’s dedicated team of management and operational staff continues to expand both the range of services and the company’s geographical reach. Offshore Atlantic Canada The Marine Crewing Division of Levert provides Deck and Engine Room Crew, Marine Mammal Observers, Fishery Liaison Officers etc. Levert’s Offshore Crewing capability includes the provision of a multi-disciplined crew on offshore semi-submersible drill rigs, FPSO Installations and Pipeline Processes. They provide Offshore Mechanics, Electricians, Instrumentation Technicians, Sample Catchers, Material Handlers, Drillers, Crane Operators, EROs, Roughnecks and Coiled Tubing Technicians etc. to the Atlantic Canada Offshore Industry.


    Deborah Blundon (Account Manager with Levert Eastern top photo second left) says, “There will be significant growth over the next several years in the Atlantic Provinces across some key sectors: Technological/Digitalization, Civil/Industrial, Mining, Ocean Research and Advancement, Shipbuilding as well as continued exploration and development of our offshore resources. This includes the development of the Husky White Rose project and planned retro-fitting on existing assets. Opportunity could also present itself in the budding alternative energy sector, most notably planned development of wind energy. The Aquaculture Industry also shows continued growth potential. At Levert, our hope is that we can partner with the organizations involved in much of this growth by connecting them with the high caliber personnel needed to support their growth and expansion.”


    Karen explains Levert’s approach to hiring and matching candidates as follows: “We have a comprehensive onboarding process which profiles our candidates for both their technical and soft skills. We verify their previous work history and the skill sets acquired. Emotional intelligence, maturity, and accountability are extremely important as well. We rely on behavioural profiling of candidates, either by interviewing or testing, to identify these traits. Levert’s focus on continuous improvement is driven by our client’s needs and preferences. We spend as much time as necessary listening to our clients to ensure we understand their needs. We have a time-tested, well-developed on-boarding program, that allows us to get to know the employee as an individual as well as a professional in their field and apply that knowledge to our client’s work environments.”

    There’s no doubt about it Levert has market access to high-caliber candidates across a broad geographical reach and in multi-industry sectors. They are strongly positioned in the industrial sector which results in a deep understanding of labour market needs. With their long history and experience in the offshore, they provide a ‘collective’ wealth of knowledge and experience. With new projects happening, the price of oil rising, and the industry getting right back up on its feet, hiring will continue to be a top priority.

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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