Federal budget 2019: Tech community welcomes Global Talent Stream commitment, SR&ED expansion

By Brian Jackson and Buckley Smith  Insiders of Canada's technology community reviewed the budget as taking steps in the right direction to help firms scale up operations, but were critical that the Liberal

Published on: March 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

IDC event gives glimpses of the post-2020 workplace

Want to stay relevant in your office? Get ready to wear an exoskeleton, participate in a gamified micro-education platform, and have your behaviours and emotions judged by employers for "cultural fit." At least,

Published on: January 30th, 2019 Brian Jackson

CIOs lead digital transformation efforts into 2019, research shows

Most organizations that identify as pursuing digital transformation are reporting a positive return on investment, and those efforts are most often being led by CIOs, according to a new study from analyst firm

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Top Hat, Shopify rethink recruitment strategies for top sales talent

Two fast-growing tech startups based in Ontario launched new, unique approaches to recruiting talent this past week - one created its own "Sales University," the other launched a careers page that applies to you.

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Great tools to help HR pros acquire talent

Acquiring talent remains one of the greatest challenges facing human resources departments today. As more and more baby boomers retire, the search for workers with experience and specialized skills to replace them is

Published on: March 28th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

Tech skills highly valued by today’s employers, LinkedIn data shows

LinkedIn Corp. has released its annual list of the top 25 skills valued by employers - and at least 20 of them are tech-related, both in Canada and around the world. Rather than "materials

Published on: March 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian small businesses want quality employees that stay off Facebook

According to a survey of small Canadian businesses by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), employers are having hard time finding quality employees that will stay off Facebook during work hours –

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Tech firms partner with Ottawa schools to battle IT talent crunch

David Dapaah and his gang descend on the BlackBerry smartphone on the table with one intent- crack it wide open and spill its guts out. Just as they've done with the desktop PC,

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Lean, mean, results-driven teams – the changing face of IT

One thing's certain. IT departments that suffered through the last downturn have learned their lesson. Today, they're still lean and mean relative to their companies' other departments. So if the ax falls, it's

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Dan Tynan

How to forge ahead in a resurgent IT careers market

April's Bureau of Labor Statistics report on unemployment suggests that the lackluster economy may be on the upswing. Although jobs fell by 20,000 and the unemployment rate dipped to five per cent, those

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Jim Lanzalotto

Tighter labour market drives greater HR app adoption

While HR applications have been around for a long time, they were never considered a big IT priority - until now. Talent management suites are emerging as C-level executives become increasingly concerned about

Published on: December 21st, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach