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Whether hiring or looking for your next career, we want to ensure you are equipped with the information you need for recruitment or job seeking success. This blog is the recruitment resource you need, from your Canadian recruitment experts.

Get the latest insights and market research from top industries including construction and property, resources and mining, technology, and banking and financial, and learn from our team's breadth of knowledge on different functions such as accounting, IT, estimating, human resources, procurement and supply chain.

14 ways to ensure your Skype interview is a success

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Thursday, May 9, 2019

Skype interview advice|CA BlogThere are 300 million people using Skype each month. It’s no surprise then, that the video chat service has been deployed in the interview process. Using Skype allows employers to interview candidates from all over the world. These days, it is often the first step in an interview process, so it’s important it is a success.


My first experience with the independent contractor compliance process 

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jamie Noble Compliance Pull Quote What’s it like to start your first consulting gig with Hays? Jamie Noble shares his first experience going through our contractor compliance process.

Listen to the audio recording here. 


IT contractor compliance 101: here’s what you should know

Posted by Hays Recruitment Expert on Monday, Apr 22, 2019

Contractor compliance| Hays CA blog According to our recent survey, 83% of IT professionals nationally are aware of compliance requirements associated with contract roles; however, many are unsure of the key compliance areas. Whether you’re an established business person who has been in the market for years or brand new starting out, your clients are demanding a compliant contingent workforce. Here are Hays’ best practice recommendations in the Canadian IT market.


Why you need more than technical skills to advance your career in construction

Posted by Hays Recruitment Expert on Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

Soft skills construction|Hays CA blogMany construction professionals have strong technical skills but may lack in the essential soft skills in order to succeed in their careers. In fact, the main challenge for our consultants in this industry is finding candidates who possess both hard skills and soft skills.

Some of the most in-demand construction roles, such as estimators and site superintendents, can be hard to fill because they require professionals with excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Top 5 soft skills every developer should have

Posted by Hays Recruitment Expert on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019

Top Software Developer SkillsWriting good code can only take you so far in your career as a developer. Whether you’re a full-stack developer, a DevOps developer, or a data scientist, being able to collaborate, innovate, and interact successfully with others are essential skills for your career success. In fact, in LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019 report, 92% of talent professionals agree that soft skills are equally or more important to hire for than hard skills.

So what are the top soft skills every developer should focus on? Here’s the list and some tips to consider. 


Leader spotlight: Bernie Billings – #BalanceforBetter

Posted on Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Balance for Better, Bernie Billings|Hays CA blogThe theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Balance for Better’, which focuses on the need to build a more gender-balanced world. At Hays, we support and value diversity in all forms—not just gender—and believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive culture are essential to business success. After 11 years at Hays, our Solutions Manager Bernie Billings, explains how setting work-life boundaries enables her to become a better leader and be more productive.


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