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Getting Into the Gig Economy Is Easier Than Ever

By Lucy Reed Everyone from students to retirees, parents to aspiring entrepreneurs — and even employees of other firms looking for a side hustle — are finding success in the growing gig economy. Gigs Are Growing  Because of the variety of participants, the number of people employed in the gig economy is difficult to measure. […]

Demand for IT Services in BC

The demand for IT services in British Columbia is high, making Annex busier than we have ever been in the company’s 20-year history! As a leader, advisor and partner to many of BC’s private and public-sector organizations, Annex understands why the Vancouver IT market is booming along with the economic growth and increasing global recognition […]

Managerial Coaching: Soft Skills for Hard Results

By Dr. Jim Sellner   Coaching and developing exceptional employees is a key managerial skill. Here are some results produced by the best manager/coaches from a Zenger- Folkman’s survey of 241,000 people. 8x higher levels of employee engagement and commitment! Over 3x more willingness to “go the extra mile” for the team or organization. 5x […]

Counter Offers and Trust

By Aaron O’Byrne – Annex Client Manager, Permanent Placement   Currently (February 2018), we are in what we like to call a ‘candidate driven market’. Simply put, it means that candidates have more job opportunities to select from and decide on new career paths. It also means that companies have to combat the potential hemorrhaging […]

Speaking Technical to a Non-Technical Person

This blog post comes as a request from the recruitment team here at Annex.  Some consultants are excellent at using analogies or breaking down jargon into layman’s terms to explain very specific and technical concepts when recruiters are qualifying them for positions.  By speaking non-technical, it makes this an easier conversation for both parties, and […]

3 tips to improve your writing

Today, being able to write well has never been more important. Whether you’re sending emails, tailoring your cover letter and resume, or even sending texts to colleagues and potential employers, developing a clear and professional writing style is critical. Have you ever received an email with 10 or more spelling errors? Or received a letter […]

Book Review: The Phoenix Project

President’s Message I recently read The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford.  It is written as a fable similar to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni and when it was published it quickly reached #1 in its Amazon.com […]

The Benefits of using a Recruiting Agency vs. Internal Recruitment

If you are responsible for technical hiring or if you need top-quality personnel on your team, you might ask yourself “Why would I use an external Recruitment Agency? What’s the benefit?” These are valid questions and it is perfectly reasonable to question how an external agency could garner better results than internal recruitment. If you […]

Annex Differentiators

We believe that Annex has a compelling story to tell.  Our competitive advantages have contributed to the company’s significant growth – an average of 60% year-over-year revenue growth since our 1998 inception.  Annex’s unique differentiators that allow us to provide exceptional service are qualities that distinguish Annex from other companies in the same industry to […]

Top 3 Jobs at Annex

Annex receives hundreds of opportunities every quarter from our local, national and international clients. These roles need talented IT professionals, the best of the best, and it’s our job to find them.  Some skills are in higher demand, and each quarter we are going to share them with you. Why?http://infolio-rg.ru Because we need people!  In […]

When to Change Jobs

Time for a change?ir-leasing.ru If you are in a stagnant industry or simply feel like it’s time to change your work environment, this post will help you prepare for changing jobs.Памятники When ideas of a job change begin to formulate, consider talking to your manager about opportunities and concerns.  Is there more to learn?  Can […]

Your Recruiter is Your Teammate

We previously published a post on Speaking Technical to a Non-Technical Person. In that article we noted that some consultants are excellent at using analogies and deciphering industry jargon into layman’s terms to explain very specific and technical concepts when recruiters are qualifying them for positions.  By speaking non-technical, it makes this an easier conversation for […]

Incorporation vs Sole Proprietor

Whether you choose to be a sole proprietor or an incorporated entity depends on your career goals and personal situation. We’ll go through the different steps and two options below, as many consultants are unaware of the benefits that come with each. As a consultant, there are many advantages to incorporating, particularly if you wish […]

The Importance of Reference Checks

Including references with a resume has become the new standard. No longer are the days when, ‘references available upon request’, was the norm.  Now, the candidate who has two quality references ready to go is more likely to get the interview than the consultant who does not.aton-mebel At Annex, we make it a priority to […]

#GirlBoss

Ambitious ladies out there, go grab this book. The Annex team consists of mainly females. We outnumber the men and are all girl bosses at our jobs.  What does it actually mean to be a ‘Girl Boss’? Well it is an empowered woman who is not afraid to go after what she wants and do […]

Annex Differentiators

We believe that Annex has a compelling story to tell.  Our competitive advantages have contributed to the company’s significant growth – an average of 60% year-over-year revenue growth since our 1998 inception. trevordiy.wordpress.com Annex’s unique differentiators that allow us to provide exceptional service are qualities that distinguish Annex from other companies in the same industry to […]

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

I had mentioned in the previous blog post, Tuesday’s with Morrie, that balance is one of our core values here at Annex. We have a bookcase full of titles that continues to grow, but for a first business book review, I chose a best seller and new classic, The Tipping Point. There are three rules […]

Company Culture

Corporate culture cannot be simulated, either everyone is on the same page, or the workplace is scattered.  Culture is what makes a cohesive team, and the foundation is built from the management team’s techniques, language, and the company values and mission statement that are put into place each day. When you hear the company name, […]

Annex Permanent Staffing

Annex Permanent Staffing (APS) continues to grow and be committed to exceeding industry standards with our services in permanent staffing. We strive to be faster and more precise in providing highly skilled IT professionals for exciting permanent opportunities. With our unique depth of network alliances and partnerships with a variety of professional affiliations and associations, we attract top notch IT professionals with more opportunities and, in turn, build greater relationships within our community. Annex continues to be involved in local technology events, as well as engaged with market intelligence, demand and trends.

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