2013 Employment Outlook

A report by Hays Canada shows the following predictions based on a survey of 3000 Canadian employers: Overall, Canada faces a shortage of skills and candidates, in addition to an ageing workforce as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. Research by TD Bank shows that Canada will need 360,000 immigrants every year from 2016 if it’s to maintain adequate growth. Hiring strategies in 2013 will be aimed strategically to attract particular skills and professions rather than a wide recruitment. It is expected to be extremely difficult to recruit top talent in certain skill areas. 62% of employers expect business activity to increase in the next year 35% of employers expect their permanent staff to increase to handle this higher activity The survey found that slightly less than half of all employers will increase salaries by less than three percent, Read More…

Twitter Round-up

Tons of interesting articles get buried under new content every day on the web. Find a great read one day, but lose it the next. We try to keep an eye on industry trends and interesting writings to share with our followers, but in case you missed them,  here is a list of some recent HR and Recruiter related articles we’ve shared to our @HireGroundATS Twitter followers: Oil Sands will be Canada’s Economic Engine for next 30 years: Deloitte 9% of Workers Have Landed their Childhood Dream Job 44% of Workers Feel Overqualified for their Job Facebook Careers Site More Aggregator than Job Board  

The 5 Most Competitive Areas to Find Talent in 2012

These will be the five hardest slots for you (and any start-up) to fill in the new year.

HireGround Software Solutions Attending BCHRMA and HRIA in April

HireGround Software Solutions is attending both the BCHRMA (www.bchrma.org)  and HRIA (www.hria.ca) Conferences in Vancouver and Edmonton, respectively. We invite anyone interested in more information on either our Applicant Tracking Software and related HR tools or the HireGround Job Board to stop by our booth. We will be in booth 312 at the BCHRMA Conference and in booth 223 at the HRIA Conference. If you wish more information on our ATS products, please visit www.HireGroundSoftware.com to view a complete listing of our product line with contacts. To see more information on the HireGround Technical Job Board visit  www.HGcareers.com.  For those who are new to our job board and have a in excess of 15 positions to fill, we offer a one month trial on the HireGround Job Board free of charge. The HireGround Job Board focuses on the energy, mining, engineering, manufacturing, construction, and other skilled trade Read More…

February Blog Recommendations

Every month we want to promote great HR people we think you should follow, and why. Last month we chose which blogs to follow, and it was a huge success! So here we go again: OpenForum.ca: a large corporate blog that covers everything from money to marketing, OpenForum.ca has articles written by international and world-renowned CEOs, Editor-in-Chiefs, and small business experts. Capterra Blog: Capterra.ca’s corporate blog has great articles related to all kinds of corporate software. Pivitol Solutions HR Blog: A truly Canadian blog, Pivitol Solutions has grown to become a leader in providing the broadest range of HR solutions for companies in Canada.

Applicant Tracking Helps Schools

Just a few weeks ago, the University of Lethbridge put out a Request for Proposal: what were they looking for? An Applicant Tracking System. The University realized that with over 4,000 employees, from teachers to administration, they could no longer afford to fill new positions the old fashioned way: they needed a fast, sturdy, complex system that would symplify their hiring needs and ease the heavy burden placed on their human resources department. Not only can the University use an Applicant Tracking System to help them hire anyone from marketing to IT support, they can also use it to bring on new students and help them through the application process. Tamara Joiner explains some of the benefits of an Applicant Tracking System to include: Finding the right candidates within the least amount of time and for the most minimal cost. Read More…