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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.

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Finding your fit: QS firm or general contractor?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hays Blog: QS Firm vs General ContractorThere are lots of career options available for estimators and quantity surveyors in today’s construction market, but which career path is right for you?

We break down the different cultures and opportunities in two common careers.

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Is a management style mismatch slowing your results?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hays Fit: Do you have a management style mismatch?You wish you got more support and direction, but your manager takes a hands-off approach. Or you're a team manager who wants to avoid micro-managing, but your team isn't clear on their priorities.

According to the first Hays "Fit" report, this miscommunication around direction and leadership is one of the most common workplace mismatches. What can you do to fix it?



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Is it worth investing in your dual ticket?

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays Canada VP, on Friday, May 6, 2016

Hays Blog: Dual ticket in high demandDemand is high for skilled trades so it might seem like becoming a journeyman is enough for a successful career.

You’re not wrong, but a dual ticket could mean you can write your own career path.

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Do we care too much about professionalism?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hays Blog: Formal vs Friendly - how professional do you need to be?So many employers and professionals tell me that personality fit matters most when a role doesn't work, but what does that actually mean? According to the new Hays Fit Report, the social behaviour mismatch is one of the key pieces of that equation, but employers and candidates say they have similar preferences for social interaction.

Are we trying to be formal and professional at work to the point that it's harming the work environment?

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Construction career planning: What's your fit?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Friday, Apr 29, 2016

Construction Fit mismatchAre you prioritizing the right job factors in your career planning? I see lots of job seekers talk about compensation, benefits, location and other "dealbreakers" - but at the end of the day what makes a job or hire successful seems to be about personality fit.

What do you need to consider before accepting a job offer?
 



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