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

Despite demand for talent, IT employee salaries rising at below-average rates: Hays

IT professionals might have some of the most in-demand careers in Canada, but that doesn't mean employers are treating them that way, according to the latest Hays Canada Salary Guide. Released Thursday, the

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Think you’re underpaid? Now you can check LinkedIn

It generally isn't considered polite to ask colleagues, friends, or even family about their salary - but now you can ask LinkedIn. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based social network's newest feature, LinkedIn Salary, invites its

Published on: November 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How GDPR Affects Canadian Business

For a business in Canada, it might seem odd to need to care about what goes on in the European Union (EU). While Canada is on great terms with the EU, the difference

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