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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.

Are Canadian businesses underinvesting in supply chain/procurement teams?

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President on Friday, Jan 15, 2016

SG2016 Blog image: Procurement/supply chain leadersTraditionally procurement and supply chain have been seen as a cost centre, a necessary function with the main goal of negotiating better contracts and finding the best vendors.

However, procurement and supply chain interacts with all business units at a variety of levels and it is uniquely placed to find and assess services that will meet the company’s current needs, and anticipate future ones.

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Can Construction employers solve their skills shortage?

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

SG2016 Construction skills shortage blog graphicWhile the major construction boom we were seeing has tapered off a little, the industry remains strong and there are still a significant number of projects in progress and in the pipeline that will continue to drive business activity across Canada.

This continued activity level means skills shortages are unlikely to let up any time soon, but as the Daily Commercial News reports, many employers have decided to take matters into their own hands.

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Learn to love cold calling: 3 key elements from Melanie Lobel, Strategic Account Executive at Hays

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

Specialism-Sales-160px-x-160px_3.jpgLet’s be honest, the majority of sales professionals don’t get excited at the thought of cold calling. Melanie Lobel, Strategic Account Executive at Hays happens to be an exception to this. She shares 3 easy ways you can learn to love cold calling too. 



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New hiring challenges top of employer concerns

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Monday, Jan 4, 2016

2016 Blog image: 80% of employers say hiring affected by company reputationEach year, our Salary Guide examines the candidate skills shortage and its impact on wage pressures and the time it takes employers to recruit.

Interestingly, employers have identified new challenges that have risen in prominence over the skills shortage. Low company profile and reputation top the list as atypical problems affecting hiring processes.

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2016 expectations, optimism varies by province

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

SG2016 Blog: Optimism varies by provinceIf you've been following the news, you'll have seen articles in the Globe and Mail and Financial Post about expected salary freezes and potential job cuts in Canada's oil and gas industry. The Hays 2016 Salary Guide results do show that that industry is conservative about 2016 hiring and salaries, but that's not the only story we're seeing.

The commodity market downturn has dominated the news cycle, but our results show that it's not dominating most Canadian employers' plans for 2016.

What are HR leaders in your region or industry planning for 2016?



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