“Skills shortage? You must be joking,” say ITBusiness.ca readers

Many Canadian companies continue to bemoan what they call the severe shortage of IT talent, and the impact this is having on their business.This was also a common refrain at the recently concluded

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Online HR management tool helps small business manage employee performance

In a business with just a handful of employees, it's easy for the manager to distinguish the worker bees from the drones. But as a business grows and adds staff members who no

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Richard Morochove

Why you should always negotiate a job offer

You've just been offered your dream job with your dream employer, and the salary looks good, too. Should you just sign the employment contract-or is there more negotiating to do?According to new research

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Esther Schindler

Five manager mistakes that make valuable employees quit

Managers' reality check: Your top workers can almost always get another job, even in a shaky economy. "The best employees are being recruited at any given time. Managers need to make that assumption

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

Hire a Hero helps returning veterans SOA effectively

Hire a Hero is a small company with a big mission. It aims to help service members leaving the military make a smooth transition to civilian life by connecting them with potential employers

Published on: July 31st, 2008 Ron Miller

Massive Bell Canada layoffs could be “tip of the iceberg”

Cutting 2,500 management positions is just what Bell Canada needs to shet its image of a lumbering behemoth in a market now teeming with lean and agile competitors, technology analysts say.The massive layoffs

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Smart recruitment key to PEI firm’s business triumph

An ability to recruit and retain top talent, a novel strategy for software development, and swift response to changing market trends are fuelling a Canadian radiology systems vendor's stupendous business success. Earlier this

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Secrets of recruiting young workers: benefits and promotions

Facing a potential onslaught of baby boomer retirements and a smaller pool of Generation X employees to replace them, IT managers who want to create or sustain a Best Place to Work environment

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee and Virginia Robbins

Join the Canadian military’s geek squad and see the world

Got computer skills? Want to travel? Looking for adventure and free education too? Your best bet could be the Canadian armed forces. Just as the private sector is clamouring for IT talent, the

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Talking things out with the boss

Dale Christian, CIO for Avanade Inc. in Seattle, is this month's guest Premier 100 IT Leader, answering questions about communicating with the boss, making the most of a degree in infosec and regrets

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Dale Christian

Top 10 tips for acing a job interview

So, your killer resume has won you an audience with an executive of the firm you've been aching to join. Now what? The next milestone is: acing the job interview. But this task

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Three tips on hiring entry level workers

What could be easier than filling an entry-level job opening? You just match the skills you need, narrow the candidates down to those you click with in the interview and then go with

Published on: May 9th, 2008 Virginia Robbins

Today’s hot IT skills and five tips for acquiring them

The Web 2.0 phenomenon and developments in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space will trigger a demand for a new set of IT skills.Technology headhunters and industry insiders say IT professionals should be

Published on: January 31st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Toronto promotes its role as cluster of technology talent

When companies like Adobe and MasterFile want to find out who's using their images illegally, they don't hire a team of PR people to scan newspapers and magazines. Or at least, they don't

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley