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You need specialized talent and you need it now.

Hiring a contract worker can provide you with an effective way to add the right type of talent to your team and maintain the flexibility your organization needs.

Contract Staffing

Expand your reach in the talent market.

Contract workers are an excellent resource that you can use to augment talent for your organization. Often, the most highly specialized resources only work on contract as they have found a niche to leverage their abilities.  It is important to incorporate contingent workers as a part of your overall talent acquisition strategy.

Benefit from the flexibility of contract workers.

One of the primary benefits that come with a contract worker is the ability to add or remove talent from your team quickly. Adding a contract worker for a specific task, skills gap or resource shortage can be an excellent way to enhance your own team's capabilities. 

Take the guesswork out of hiring. 

Hiring the right person for your role is an important thing to get right. Hiring the wrong person costs you a lot more than time. 

Finding and hiring a contract worker doesn't have to be painful, in fact, it can be easy if you have the right partner to help you.  Reach out one of our expert team members to talk about your job requirements and we can help you with everything from building a job description to negotiating a contract. 

Talent that is on your terms. 

When you are hiring a contract worker, it is important to ensure that the engagement is structured to provide you with the support you need while maintaining the flexibility that you want.  

Let us manage the negotiation on your behalf and ensure you get the support, flexibility and protection both you and your company expect.  

“Great support in helping us achieve our corporate mandates by providing top quality knowledgeable resources in a timely and efficient manner - very easy to do business with! “

- L.R. - Client from a leading telecommunications provider

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Whether it’s your first time hiring a contract worker or you need some more information prior to starting the hiring process, we are here to help.

Connect with one of our contract staffing experts with any questions you have. We are always happy to share our insights and the best part is that there is no obligation on your part.

Contractor onboarding checklist: Requirements to stay compliant in Canada

Entering the gig economy can be a highly rewarding business strategy -- yet, organizations that do so without the proper governance measures in place or fail to collect the necessary onboarding documents required for contingent workers, are leaving themselves vulnerable to unforgiving tax, financial, legal and branding risks.

While contingent workers introduce greater flexibility and substantial cost savings into an organization, this type of model also carries operational risks and additional administrative pain points that come with contingent workforce management. As such, it’s critical for organizations to verify compliance records and remain diligent in the collection, verification and management of these documents – while also providing a painless and engaging onboarding experience. 

When engaging contingent labor in Canada, here is a breakdown of the required documents your organization, or your staffing partner, should be obtaining as they relate to a contractor’s status:  

Talent Acquisition

Candidates are ghosting: Are you doing enough to keep them engaged?

Ghosting is a thing. And employers are experiencing what it’s like being broken up with via radio silence.

The millennial coined phrase, the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication, has transcended the dating world. So much so that economists at the Federal Reserve have also noticed, recently adding the term to its Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, and officially making “ghosting at work” a U.S. workforce trend.

Talent Acquisition

Guide to designing a high impact talent acquisition strategy

For over two decades, the ‘war for talent’ is still making headlines—ever since Steve Hankin coined the term in 1997 and McKinsey wrote the book by the same name. Yet, more than 20 years later, the fight for skilled contingent workers wages as competitive as ever. Because it’s getting harder to win. 

With current low employment rates, supply is down and demand is up, driving both enterprise-level organizations and small businesses to compete for workers qualified to fill skill gaps created by emerging technologies, shifts in employment attitudes, lower project costs and educational gaps. And hiring strategies that worked years ago aren’t as effective in today’s gig economy.

Deloitte reports organizations that can effectively recruit and retain talent see 18 per cent higher revenues and 13 per cent higher profitibility over those that aren't as adept. And when contingent workers are expected to make up 43 per cent -- or almost half-- of the U.S. workforce by 2020, it’s more important now than ever to have an effective strategy to engage these types of niche workers. A successful recruitment program recognizes that hiring is more than just filling positions.   Here’s how to design an effective high-impact talent acquisition strategy that finds the right fit for your contingent worker needs.


1. Job descriptions: Write job descriptions that attract the right candidates
Crafting compelling job descriptions is an organization's first step in marketing their company and position to a future hire. And with job boards like Indeed listing over 20 million jobs, yours needs to stand out to have a competitive advantage. Go beyond core qualifications: A great job description will list the must haves and nice to have skills, desired industry experience and level of education, but remember that candidates need compelling reasons to leave their current workplace or choose your job over another opportunity. Aside from what you’re looking for, what can your organization offer? Describe benefits and perks that come with the position, like skills that will be learned on the job, new technologies that will be used, growth opportunities, location and flexible work or remote work options. 

Use traditional titles: Non-traditional job titles like "ninja," "rock star," and "bad ass" can not only confuse an ATS and significantly lessen your talent pool, they're also potentially discriminatory. Studies show that when listed in job descriptions, these words are major deterrents for women job seekers.

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