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Ashley Wesley

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SKILLED-UP: Prepare for Each Stage of your IT Job Interview in Ontario

Ashley Wesley - Sep 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM
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Upcoming job interview for that big tech gig? Don't freak out. We've got you covered!

They want you! They really, really want you! And now, they want to interview you. Ugh. Who likes the interview process? Nobody. It’s nerve-wracking.

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Topics: Tech Tips, IT Contractors, it staffing

How to Reduce Employee Turnover in Industrial Recruitment Firms

Ashley Wesley - Aug 17, 2018 9:59:00 AM


The key to keeping your general labour from leaving your firm is found within the structure of your HR management system.

High employee turnover is a big issue that many manufacturing firms face.

Production workers leaving their companies leads to profit losses of up to 11% annually due to a shortage of skills. That said, turnover is not something you should turn a blind eye to. To reduce employee turnover, you will need to turn upside down the way you've been thinking about Human Resources Management in manufacturing. 

Many manufacturing firms consider their low-wage, low-skill workers as dispensable piece-workers.

As long as you can keep an eye out on the mules and set up a rigorous procedure and performance standards, your piece-workers will produce those parcels just as you expect of them. If they're good, obedient little mules, then you'll finally reward them with that carrot. 

HR systems like this are known as "Control Systems" and are one of the most significant contributors to high turnover. 

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Topics: Industrial Staffing, Retention

Finders Keepers: 5 Ways to Retain Top Tech Talent

Ashley Wesley - Aug 2, 2018 8:31:00 AM


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Have a strong magnet for your IT retention plan or run the risk of your new hire being pulled off to another company.


Finders keepers, loser weepers – or so the saying goes – but in the world of IT recruitment, you won’t just be shedding tears if a new hire runs for greener pastures. You’ll also be losing thousands of dollars in training costs, not to mention burdening yourself with a new recruitment cycle to replace them.

When you find that ideal tech recruit, you need to have an ongoing plan to ensure they stay at your company. There are plenty of recruiters actively trying to poach your talent from you, so stay safeguarded by implementing the following strategies into your retention plan:


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Topics: Retention, IT Recruitment, Tech Talent, HR Management

Top Five Benefits of Adding IT Contractors to Your Staff

Ashley Wesley - Jul 2, 2018 7:10:00 PM


You’ve got some superstars on your tech team – but the demands of your IT projects are growing too much.

 When you need a few extra hands on deck, who should you reach out to?

IT Contractors!

Here are the top five reasons why you should hire IT contractors from staffing agencies:

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Topics: IT Contracting Services, IT Contractors, it staffing

The Value of Employee On-Boarding

Ashley Wesley - Apr 9, 2018 2:45:00 PM

Small and mid-sized businesses have numerous similarities as it relates to HR.  Most companies do not have an HR professional or an employee dedicated to HR.  Many companies are not aware or simply don’t have the time to educate themselves on HR best practices.  And some companies don’t have the time or money to implement HR practices. 

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Topics: Retention, HR Management, HR Services, HR Compliance, HR Consulting, On-Boarding, HR Policies, Company Culture, employee engagement, training