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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.

Is a manufacturing trades career the right fit for you?

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays VP, on Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

Hays Blog: trades careers in manufacturingThe skilled trades shortage means Canadian millwrights, heavy duty mechanics and electricians have many opportunities available to them. Are you weighing up your options?

From forestry and natural resources, to construction and manufacturing – you can build a trades career in almost any industry. Take some time to consider which is the right fit for you.

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If there is a skill shortage, why isn't unemployment lower?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

Blog April 12 2015Canada has more than a million unemployed people, but employers, especially in construction, IT and resources and mining, still struggle to find the skills they need to fill vital roles. Depending on the region and industry, estimators, software developers or skills tradespeople might be choosing between multiple job offers and negotiating for a better contract, while other skilled Canadians can take months to find the right position.  

Where is this skill mismatch coming from and what can companies, government agencies and individuals do to reverse the trend?



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Where is demand highest for construction pros?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

CAEST blog image: which region has the best opportunities for construction?The construction industry is busy across Canada and investment in infrastructure is expected to increase activity even further. Different regions are seeing slightly different demand – so where should you go to maximize your career options?

Depending on your career goals and area of specialty, different provinces and cities could fast track your career.

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Why "fit" matters: Insights from Dell

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016

Hays Fit Blog: Advice from DellFitting in at work is an important piece of job satisfaction, and it contributes to teamwork, productivity and morale, but lack of fit is still the main reason people leave jobs, and the main reason employees are let go.

How does one of the world’s leading computer technology companies find the right fit when they’re hiring?

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Finetune your trades career

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays Canada VP, on Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Hays Trades Blog: Finetune your careerEarly in your skilled trades career – as a fourth year apprentice or within the first five years – is the time to look at the opportunities around you, try a few different industries, and decide which career path is right for you.

Stability vs fast pace, contract vs permanent, staying in one place vs opportunities for travel – there are lots of options to weigh up.

So how do you determine your best path?

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