Top careers for tech lovers

The sky’s the limit if you’re a job seeker looking either to start or to advance a career in this digital age of rapid change. With the right educational background, training, and some

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Dave Landry Jr

B.C. tech salaries rising faster than ever, HR Tech Group finds

With a dearth of qualified candidates available to fill an ever-expanding number of positions, tech has a reputation for paying its employees well, and according to a new survey, British Columbia’s tech industry

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Cisco’s Ontario jobs deal will hurt Canadian startups: expert

With notes from Candice So Debate over whether the 10-year, $190 million agreement between Ontario and Cisco Canada add 1,700 jobs will be an economic boon or bust has been rowing since the

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wake up call: your IT staff is probably unhappy

Hay’s Canada, an IT recruitment consultancy, and its recently released salary survey provides interesting results and insights into the needs and expressed preferences of IT professionals. Unlike traditional salary surveys that exclusively focus

Published on: October 22nd, 2013 Marylka Empey

Apple loses its shine as greed tarnishes legacy

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently requested his bonus compensation be tied to the rise or fall of Apple’s stock price and its position on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.  In demonstrating anything

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Marylka Empey

Who gives a hoot about paying interns?

There is a great deal of commentary regarding HootSuite, a Vancouver social media company, and its practice to offer unpaid 40 hour per week internships in exchange for work experience. Apparently, the internships

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Battle for talent pushing Canadian IT salaries higher

There's a war for IT talent being waged in Canada today, says Lara Dado, the regional vice-president for Robert Half International. The executive outlined the new compensation figures from the latestreport on IT

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

Aging workforce may hurt Canada’s coming ICT hiring spree

Canada's information and communications technology sector (ICT) is poised for a surge in job openings but an aging talent pool threatens to leave more of them unfilled than recruiters would like, a new

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

IT security managers: stressed out but well-paid

IT managers are losing sleep over the threat of data loss and not a few think protecting their company’s network is more stressful than handling a divorce, according to a recent survey commissioned

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Six legal landmines to avoid when hiring for startups

Startup companies, even those founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, are prone to making the same legal mistakes when hiring and compensating employees. These employment law missteps can subject young companies to potentially crippling consequences.

Published on: August 26th, 2011 Peter N. Townshend, George Colindres and Lauren T. Howard

How to negotiate a raise in a tough economy

Has anyone in your IT department managed to get a raise lately? Statistically, the answer is "probably not." Pay for IT employees -- as well as everybody else -- has been flat for

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Mary K. Pratt

Is IT executive compensation losing ground?

For those who make it to the top of the IT ladder, the pay can be great. But most IT executives in U.S. and Canada seem to be losing ground as a result

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau and Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian employees “not reaping” benefits of increased productivity

A new study by Ottawa-based Centre for the Study of Living Standards reports that Canadian employees have not received the benefits of increased economic productivity over the past two decades. Over a 25

Published on: December 12th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

How to reinvent yourself for a better, higher-paying job

Read related stories Hot skills that get you ahead of the game in Canada's IT jobs market You need the "right skills" to land that IT job It's not easy for IT professionals

Published on: November 11th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman and Mary Brandel