6 tips for choosing the right IT staff members at your startup or small business

For many small business ventures, the difference between success and failure rests in the hands of a precious few. Finding talented individuals capable of hitting the ground running while successfully conforming to a

Published on: May 2nd, 2014 David B

Cameco taps Telus Transformation Office pilot to boost employee engagement

Brett Elmgren, a leadership development specialist for Saskatoon-based uranium producer Cameco Corp. first met Dan Pontefract three years ago at a conference. Pontefract chief envisioner of the Telus Transformation Office (TTO) and author

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

TalentEgg Challenges helps firms find recruitment prospects

Employers looking for a way to recruit the best students coming out of college and university might want to get cracking with TalentEgg Challenges. Toronto-based firm TalentEgg Inc. specializes on connecting post-secondary school

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Telus uses SAP Jam as ‘glue’ in corporate culture transformation

Since joining Telus Corp. five years ago as the head of learning and collaboration, Dan Pontefract has since acquired an interesting new job title as he seeks to architect a new company culture

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

4 ways employees will work differently in 2014

If there’s one thing that digital disruption does well, it’s creating change. But beyond the grand, sweeping changes a disruptive startup can ignite, there are also the smaller, less noticeable little things that

Published on: February 7th, 2014 Candice So

IBM Connect: social features added to HR suite, email

IBM Corp. is hosting its annual social media themed conference in Orlando and staying true to the spirit of that event, made two announcements yesterday about new product updates that will integrate further

Published on: January 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Should you join the HR tribe?

TribeHR’s recent acquisition by NetSuite is a high commendation for the Waterloo based software company.  Providing an human resources management (HRM0 product that delivers more than the typical database of employee information, TribeHR

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Marylka Empey

TribeHR staying in Waterloo after NetSuite acquisition

San Mateo, Calif.-based NetSuite Inc. has acquired Waterloo, Ont.-based human capital management (HCM) software firm TribeHR, the firms announced today. The merger will create the first complete cloud-based solution to include both an

Published on: October 22nd, 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

Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud alliance targets midmarket

A company that has been known for its ferocious pace of acquisitions, business software vendor Oracle Corp. has had a busy week with deals of another sort with three different cloud computing-focused partnerships

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Bitmaker Labs shuts down, under investigation for running ‘unregistered college’

Editor's note: Story updated at 8:30 PM with comment from the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. A Toronto-based Web developer "boot camp" that charged a tuition for an intensive nine-week course in

Published on: June 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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