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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.

Balancing industry downturn with hiring needs

Posted by Jim Fearon, Hays VP, on Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

small picture of man in hardhatThe recent fall in global oil prices is challenging industry employers to reduce costs while still having the right skills in place to deliver projects. What can other industries learn from Oil and Gas employers about balancing competing needs and creating and maintaining a sustainable workforce?

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Keeping up in a competitive market

Posted Jackie Burns, Hays VP, on Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

refer a tradesperson blog infographic jpegThe mining industry downturn has made resource and mining employers more conservative in their expectations for growth in 2015, but a third of employers still expect staff levels to increase this year - if they can find the skilled workers they need.

Employers are facing significant difficulties finding the specific skills they need, especially for tradespeople such as millwrights, mechanics and electricians.

Where are the workers, and where are the opportunities?



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Does international talent hold the key to Canada's IT skills gap?

Posted Travis O'Rourke, Director of IT, Hays Canada on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

High demand for experienced IT professionals shows no sign of slowing as almost three-quarters of employers expect business activity to increase in 2015. Looking ahead, the market offers no easy or quick solutions for IT employers looking for talent.  ThDoes international talent hold the key to Canada's IT skills gap?e need to be flexible and aware of the competition is key. Key areas of demand are mobile, web, database and software development, all of which drive business growth. Employers are especially hard-pressed to find qualified candidates with expertise in mobile, cloud, analytics and security. 

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Is salary king in oil and gas?

Posted Jim Fearon, Hays VP on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

Ninety-five per cent of oil and gas professionals said salary is the most important factor when considering a new role.But only one company can pay the most. How can employers compete beyond pay rate?Is salary king in oil and gas?

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Construction boom drives salaries, opportunities

Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays Canada President, on Thursday, Feb 12, 2015

Blog feb 12 imageThe booming construction industry continues to stretch the tight talent pool from basic labour to senior project managers.

As high-rise projects intensify in cities outside of Toronto and Vancouver, candidates with relevant experience, particularly those who can oversee large projects, are in high demand. Where are the most opportunities and how can employers find the right candidates?



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