Several HireGround staff recently volunteered for a Saturday with Habitat for Humanity, in support of one of our programmers, El Arabi (a regular HforH volunteer). Starting with absolutely no construction knowledge, our group was quickly put to work building walls and assembling beams. With support from the wonderful Habitat for Humanity staff and other (experienced) volunteers we helped bring a family’s home one step closer to completion. Beautiful weather and hard work made this day fun and rewarding. Continue reading Habitat for Humanity
Happy pi day to all!
Today is truly a once-in-a-lifetime pi day on 3.14.15 at 9:26:53am. It’s epic. Math nerds rejoice!
And for everyone else… well it’s a great excuse to eat some delicious pie.
The job outlook for Alberta is looking grim, according to Global News. In fact, it is expected to be one of the weakest years for job growth in the past 25 years.
Competition for skilled jobs is expected to be fierce in the coming year. With the cost of oil rising, the big players – and big employers – in the energy market are being more conservative instead of spending money on growth.
Experts say the the government should continue to support projects that create and maintain jobs for Albertans despite the economic downturn, however, it’s too early to say what the strategy will be to keep the employment rate high in 2015.
HIREGROUND SOFTWARE CHOSEN BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY AS PARTNER PROJECT
U of C to Assist HireGround With a Project Entitled “Mining HR Knowledge from Text”
Calgary, AB (October, 2014) – HireGround Software Solutions has been selected by the University of Calgary, Computer Science Department as one of the industry collaboration projects for the capstone course CPSC 594. The project is in the area of “Mining HR Knowledge from Text” and is going over two terms (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015). CPSC 594 is a senior undergraduate course for those students wishing to receive a BSc with a concentration in Software Engineering.
The goal of the course is for students to apply their software engineering knowledge in a practical project that is relevant to the industry. It is part of the departments effort to ensure that the science and engineering knowledge gained from the courses taken in the Software Engineering program is complemented by experience from running real-world projects of practical relevance, as stated by Guenther Ruhe, the academic leading the course.
Four software engineering students will focus on harvesting Human Resources based knowledge from the text corpus and the web over the coming eight month period. This HR knowledge base will assist HireGround in building an intelligent system to automate mapping and searching between resumes and job descriptions.
“The support the University of Calgary will offer in assisting HireGround in meeting this goal is much appreciated” said Marilynn Kalman, President of HireGround Software Solutions as “automatically deriving a knowledge base from mountains of resumes both documents and web-based is an enormous task”.
About HireGround Software Solutions:
Since 1999, HireGround has established itself as leading provider of Applicant Tracking Software (ATS). HireGround is recognized for its strong customer support, ease of use software, and ability to customize software processes to meet individual client requirements. HireGround also owns and operates a job board focused on advertising positions in the technical areas of Construction, Energy, Engineering, Field Services, Manufacturing and Mining.
HireGround Contact: Briana Thayne, Marketing Department
Phone: 403-244-1895 x224
University of Calgary Contact: Gunther Rue
Assistance with Challenges of Finding Flood Damage Assistance
We at HireGround Jobs recognize the challenges with finding available workers to assist with the flood damage rebuild for southern Alberta. Our team owns rubber boots and can shovel mud with the best, but felt that offering our job advertising services would be of greater assistance during this challenging time.
HireGround Software owns and operates a job board that assists companies in filling skilled worker and professional jobs. This service has been instrumental in helping companies particularly in the construction sectors. As a result we can help with:
Free job postings advertising your needs for workers until July 31, 2013.
To obtain this free advertising for your worker requirements please do the following:
- Visit www.HireGroundJobs.com and select the Employer Site in the upper right hand corner
- Register as an employer under the Employer Membership Benefits information (Register button).
- Email us at marketing@HireGroundSoftware.com indicating how many jobs you would like to advertise. We will give you the simple instructions for posting your jobs.
HireGround will be at the HRIA Trade Show in Edmonton on April 17th & 18th. Come stop by our booth #724.