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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.

The forest for the trees: Employer branding to attract candidates

Posted Jackie Burns, VP Western Region, on Monday, Dec 1, 2014

hard hat man trades picWith labor shortages in planning, operations and silvicultural positions, the Forestry industry faces a widening skill gap. Hays is seeing strong demand in the industry for candidates with five to ten years of experience who are looking to take on leadership positions within some of Canada’s leading forestry businesses.

How can companies position themselves as employers of choice for these ambitious, experienced professionals?


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Millwrights: creating a talent pipeline

Posted By Jackie Burns, VP Western Region, on Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Trades Resource Mining pictureDemand for millwrights continues to climb across the country, especially in the Forestry industry, with national shortages affecting many sites. 

In a candidate-tight, highly competitive market, companies need to focus not only on filling current talent needs, but on creating a talent pipeline to meet future requirements.



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The Road Not Taken: Is that road still being formed?

Posted by Chloe McGreal, Hays Associate Recruitment Consultant, on Friday, Nov 21, 2014

light on road cropped blog pictureThe average worker is expected to have between 7 and 12 careers over their lifetime - sound like a lot? Well the average Millennial is expected to have anywhere between 15-22 careers over their lifetime. Does it ever make you wonder how we can actually achieve anything in our professional lives when we are apparently hopping from one job to the next every 4 years?

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Cross-industry recruitment: attracting top trades talent

Posted by Jackie Burns, VP Western Region, on Friday, Nov 7, 2014

Experienced, qualified tradespeople continue to be in high demand across Canada, but some market changes offer icon person cogopportunities for employers.

As the mining industry cycles into a slow period many companies are putting mines on hold or temporarily closing. This leaves a number of qualified tradespeople such as millwrights and electricians available in the market.

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Hays Connected Newsletter - Building a Cross-Functional Team

Posted By Jackie Burns, VP Western Region, on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

Connected - imageAs businesses become less siloed and hierarchical, companies need employees who understand the broader organization and market, rather than just having a deep understanding of their own department. This is just some of the insight you can find in our latest  Connected newsletter, providing leading insights into the accounting & finance sector in Canada.

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