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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.

How can HR drive results with a customer-led culture?

Posted on Friday, Jun 2, 2017

Develop a Customer-led Culture | Hays Blog ImageIs the customer king at your organization? It’s a mantra for many, but is not achieved as often as it’s said.

How can HR contribute to a customer led culture? We talked to eight HR leaders about how they made it happen.


Attract and retain top female candidates with better career growth

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

Hays Canada Gender Diversity According to the recent Hays Gender Diversity survey, Canadian women are equally ambitious to men, but are 27 per cent more likely than men to be dissatisfied with their current seniority, and 26 per cent less likely to say they are able to promote themselves at work.

Respondents reported 86 per cent of organization heads are men, as are 72 per cent of line managers. How can Canadian organizations improve gender balance in leadership, and find policies to help retain all top talent?


Sales emails: strategies to increase your sales

Posted By Alistair Houghton, Business Director – Accounting and Finance, Hays Canada on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alistair Houghton PictureThere are many ways to sell a product or a service and each day it gets harder to stand out from the competition. However, there are key factors to make your sales a success and one of them is about the people you connect with, and making sure they’re receiving relevant information about your product or service. How can you do this? Well, there are many tools but email is one of the most direct ways to reach those potential clients – and one of the best, if you can get your target’s attention.


5 ways to get the construction job you want with a better resume

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays Canada Vice President, on Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Hays Blog: Build a better construction resumeThe construction industry is worth almost $74 billion to Canada and employs 1.2 million people – that’s a growth of more than 50 per cent since 2008 according to Statistics Canada. The industry is continuing to grow, and the continuing skills shortage means lots of opportunities for you.

It’s great to be in a market where you’re in demand, but that doesn’t mean that you can sit back and wait for the opportunities to come to you. Do you know what your ideal career path is? How do you plan to get there?

The first step is to get the right kind of attention from employers and hiring managers with a stand out resume.


Hire the right person with better interviews

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Hays Blog: How to get more from interviewsEvery day that passes with an empty desk is another day of lost productivity. As an employer myself, I know how frustrating that can be. But equally, I know how important it is to take the time to find the right person for the job.

During my years working in recruitment, I’ve seen the same mistakes being made time and time again, which almost always lead to a bad hiring decision.  Most of these mistakes stem from one thing – hiring managers who don’t know what exactly they are looking for during an interview or how to assess this during the interview process.

In this blog, I’ve outlined some simple steps you can take to help identify what it is you are really looking for in a candidate, plus some actionable ways for measuring these criteria during the interview process.


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