How to hire smart for digital talent

Hiring the right digital marketing talent in today's busy online environment can be a challenge without honing in on the skills and knowledge candidates need to be successful. After all, digital technologies are

Published on: February 4th, 2014 Michelle Pellettier

Halifax startup records interview videos, helps BlackBerry workers get on their feet

With BlackBerry Ltd. set to close its offices in Halifax, N.S., in January, leaving more than 300 workers jobless, a local startup has made plans to try to help BlackBerry’s former employees find

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

DIY doesn’t a great brand make for small businesses

It looks like most small business owners have a DIY attitude when it comes to brand building. A new American Express Small Business Services survey says 36 per cent of business owners are

Published on: July 24th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Four common mistakes among startup founders

Startups get bombarded on all sides with dire warnings of their imminent doom. With adages like "fail hard and fail fast," "75 per cent of startups will fail," etc. it's not too difficult

Published on: July 4th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian SMBs shy from government hiring incentives

Canadian small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are lukewarm when it comes to the federal government's efforts to boost job creation in Canada, according to a new survey. In the 2013 federal budget, the

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Candice So

Lessons we can all learn from RBC

Reports have emerged recently that 45 RBC employees are losing their jobs next month after RBC contracted a number of technological services to iGate, a California-based firm which specializes in sending jobs overseas.

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

How to spot a social media ‘poser’

Bob Bossman, a hiring manager is searching through various CV’s to hire someone capable to handle the social media assets in the company. He goes through John’s CV and looks up his social

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

Cream.hr: Turn hours of resume filtering into minutes

Anyone responsible for sorting through a pile of resumes when hiring for an open position will appreciate what Cream.hr offers to do – filter out just the cream of the crop before you

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Silicon Valley tech firms under legal scrutiny for ‘anti-poaching’ agreements

The Justice Department in the United States has sued several tech giants including eBay, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar over an anti-poaching agreement that was in place between 2006 and

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Cream.hr promises to help employers identify best job candidates

A new startup is launching in Canada today and it's declaring war – on resumes, that is.Cream.hr is promising to help employers slice through resume embellishers and interview actors and see the job

Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Demand for iOS talent softer after tepid iPhone 5 launch, Maps disaster

Demand for iOS talent cooled in the third quarter after tepid iPhone 5 reviews and the Apple Maps fiasco, according to new data on tech hiring trends around the world. Postings for iOS

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Valve’s secret to HR success

Valve Corp. is well known for the phenomenal success of its games but its unorthodox management structure has largely remained a mystery – until now. After a copy of Valve's employee handbook was

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

A quarter of all ad dollars will be spent on digital campaigns by 2016: study

New online technologies will help create jobs and drive spending in Canada's $29-billion marketing industry over the next five years, a recent study suggests. Canadian businesses spent $29 billion on marketing in 2011,

Published on: October 11th, 2012 Christine Wong