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.
JOB GROWTH SECTOR
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.”
FINDING THE RIGHT MATCH
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.
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