Soft skills are most-desirable, says LinkedIn global talent trends report

By Hani Yassine Examining the changing relationship between employee and employer, LinkedIn recently unveiled their Annual Global Trends report, which displays a paradigm shift in what Human Resources leaders are looking for in

Published on: February 4th, 2019 ITBusiness Staff

Employers hiking salaries to attract new hires, but forgetting about current staff, Hays reports

Raising salaries to attract new candidates while forgetting to offer raises to current employees could cause problems for Canadian tech companies in a 2019 job market that favours workers over companies, according to

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

How to retain IT staff (and non-IT staff)

Hint: Money is not always the answer. At two recent conferences I participated in panels addressing the issue of how to retain IT staff. It is obviously a hot and relevant topic. All

Published on: August 14th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Recruiting in the digital age: 10 ways to attract & retain top talent

TORONTO -- The war for talent is over. Talent won. That was the bold declaration of talent headhunter Bruce Powell last week at The Currency of Talent, an event organized by IAB Canada

Published on: July 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Burning the candle at both ends as the clock ticks down

By Francis Moran As we have discussed before, Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, are bootstrapping their venture around their day jobs, an approach that calls for certain sacrifices. Business meetings

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Wanted: Partners willing to take a leap of faith

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our last post, we spoke to Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, about their challenges as technology entrepreneurs who do not have a background

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Francis Moran

How job hoppers can improve their chances of getting an interview call

Call it "The Job Hopper's Dilemma." It's the fear, uncertainty and doubt that overcomes IT professionals who've held multiple jobs during a short span of time when they need to apply for a

Published on: August 13th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

How to use Twitter to recruit the right talent

Read related stories:How to Twitter your way to marketing success Top five Twitter techniques to promote your business and products As Twitter grows in popularity, companies worldwide are discovering new and useful business

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Why accepting contract work from an IT staffing firm is risky

IT workers who've recently been laid off are lining up at staffing agencies in search of temporary and contract IT work that will provide them with a paycheck as they look for full-time,

Published on: December 23rd, 2008 Meridith Levinson

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

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

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