Tips and Tricks From HR Experts

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

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

The Top Five Qualities to Seek When Hiring IT Contractors in Ontario

Ashley Wesley - Mar 22, 2018 4:16:00 PM



Whether or not someone’s working for you full-time or as a contractor, there are certain skills you’ll need them to have to be able to carry out their respective duties properly.

For a contractor, the qualities you’ll need to look for are slightly different since they are going to be conducting their work independently for the most part.

To help you figure out how to scope out a top tier tech contractor, we’ve compiled this list of five must-have characteristics:


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Topics: IT Recruitment, IT Contracting Services, IT Contractors

Find Hidden Treasures in the Global Labour Market for Tech Foreign Talent

Ashley Wesley - Jan 29, 2018 3:23:00 PM

Arrrggg' ye looking for golden treasures and IT workers abroad? Don't get lost on yer journey searching for the treasure chest of foreign tech talent. Read ahead before ye get lost at sea.

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Topics: IT Recruitment, Tech Talent

What Lies Beneath: Background Checks in IT Recruitment

Danna Sulaiman - Apr 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Conduct a background check on your tech talent or you might just have a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde case to handle later on

Finding great tech talent is a “hip-hip-hooray!” moment, that’s for sure.

In this market, it’s like finding a camel in a rain forest. A rose garden in the Tundra. A laugh in the middle of a CNN segment anchored by Nancy Grace. 

It’s a rare creature.

And you’ve caught that elusive unicorn!

But hold your horses, please.

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Topics: IT Recruitment