Tips and Tricks From HR Experts

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

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

Ask Ontario IT Contractors These Interview Questions

Ashley Wesley - Apr 2, 2018 1:25:00 PM
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Time to get up close and personal with a tech expert? Use our interview tips to size-up and closely examine your potential new team member!

An interview with an IT Contractor is your chance to go from window-shopping your IT contractors to directly stepping inside their store. But when you walk in, how do you know what to look for? 

When you’re looking for the best of the best, you need a discerning eye and the right background questions to ask. In today’s blog, we’re equipping you with some fine-tuned lenses to closely examine that supposed 1000-thread count. Is your contractor really made of the finest Egyptian cotton or do they actually feel a lot like a scratchy wool blanket?

To make sure they don’t rub you or your team the wrong way after you hire them, ask your tech expert these key questions when interviewing them:

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Topics: IT Recruitment, IT Contracting Services, IT Contractors

Hiring IT Contractors Onto Your Permanent Staff in Ontario

Ashley Wesley - Apr 2, 2018 9:49:00 AM

Through using IT Contracting services, you've found a prized potential permanent worker...Now you need to figure out how to bring them onto your team.

 The chosen one is here!

You have realized that your contractor’s exceptional talent-level and perfect cultural fit can no longer hang out on the sidelines as a pay-per-project worker. Your IT Contractor must be yours, and yours alone.

So, you are ready to offer this precious resource a full-time employment opportunity at your firm. But you may not be approaching it effectively. After all, not all IT Contractors want to move into a permanent position.

Let’s look at some signs that you might be barking up the right tree.

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Topics: IT Contracting Services, IT Contractors

Give & Take: How to Manage IT Contractors in Ontario

Ashley Wesley - Mar 28, 2018 4:32:00 PM

When managing IT contractors, consider the nature of your relationship as a foundation to set mutually agreeable rules.

When you finally decide to hire someone for IT contracting services, you are extending the reach of your current human capital and bringing expert knowledge to your tech team. You can't forget, though, that there are differences between the two you'll have to note. Think of your company and employees as residing in your main house and your contractors as the people you have occupying the guest house you have in the backyard. 

They are involved in your property, but are still technically guests and won't be following your explicit house rules or curfew. With that in mind, let's look a little more closely at how exactly you can manage the IT contractors you've brought on board. 

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Topics: IT Contractors