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True Cost of Hiring IT Talent

As you may already know, salary isn't the only factor that affects the total cost of your IT resource. In IT industry, competition for skilled human resources is truly tough everywhere in the world, so if you're able to find a specialist for your in-house project team using your internal recruiters, feel free to consider yourself to be born with a silver ...

Canada As a Nearshoring Destination for U.S. Tech: To Be Or Not To Be?

How would you answer the question: "Why don't American tech companies move 100% of their operations to Canada given their view on Trump's anti-immigration stance?" Thanks to the world's largest Q&A portal Quora, we can see what people of different backgrounds and lifestyles think about Canada as a nearshoring destination for US tech. International ...

Some Tips For Interviewing a Front-End Developer

Job interviews are usually not the easiest or the most comfortable experiences and the same is true when it comes to interviewing front-end developers. Candidates are typically expected to show what they can do within 45 minutes or so which is difficult to do and is equally just as hard for the interviewer who needs to assess if the person is a good fit ...

Key Things to Consider When Screening a Technical Candidate

The recruitment process can be tricky and there is always the risk of hiring the wrong person. This is what makes screening an important component of the hiring process as you can easily end up wasting your time and money. Having said that, it’s also good to note that most companies fail when it comes to a well thought out screening process. Sometimes t ...

What Are the Advantages of Developing Apps with MEAN Stack?

To engage in cutting-edge web development, you really have to take advantage of multiple technologies to get the job done. Behind the scenes, you will also need strong allies like libraries, database systems, front-end frameworks, and servers. To be on today’s web building trends, you have to make sure that you have all of this covered. So developers f ...

How Canadian Tech Can Avoid the Impending Skills Shortage

It’s been known for quite a few years now that Canada faces a serious shortage of technical talent to fill the gap in the technology sector. As the industry continues to grow with new startups popping up all the time, there’s a huge shortage in skills like web development and software engineering. Companies are in dire need to find qualified personnel ...

Why Are Canadian Tech Startups Struggling to Scale?

Canada has been consistently falling behind in the global innovation race year after year for several reasons. But more often than not, the tech sector fails because startups fail to scale into sustainable companies. With U.S. President Tump latest immigration order, experts predict that it’s going to be a boon for Canadian tech, but does this mean that ...

How Canada’s IT Sector Can Benefit from Trump's Election as President

The tech industry in the United States has long been a magnet for the best minds from around the world. But as expected, that’s all changing since Donald Trump became the leader of the free world. This, in turn, has had an unexpected to impact on the tech industry north of the border. Starting on the 3rd of April, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ...

How Vancouver Tech Salaries Compare To the Rest of Canada

There are some interesting points about Vancouver tech salaries that show how the region is the land of opportunities, for both employers and talented technology industry employees. Here we look specifically at the workers who drive the software development business. These programmers and engineers represent what you can expect to earn compared to the r ...

Cost of UX and UI Talent In Vancouver

The point where marketing meets development is the interface for the experience that you want to deliver to your customers. The combination of user experience and user design defines the development role that sits between your clients and the data that you exchange with them. The professional designation for such a worker is UX/UI designer. The term des ...