Articles

21
FEB
2024

Safety in Construction: Discussing the importance of a safe work environment on construction site

Construction sites are notorious for being work environments prone to hazards, with the presence of heavy machinery, power tools, heights, and hazardous materials posing constant risks of accidents and injuries. In order to maintain a safe work environment on construction sites, proper com
14
FEB
2024

Celebrating Black History Month: Embracing Diversity to Foster an Inclusive Workplace

Black History Month is an annual observance that celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Canadian throughout history. It is a time to reflect on progress made in civil rights and to honour individuals who have influenced society in significant ways. However, it is also an op
07
FEB
2024

Mastering Performance Management: Setting Goals and Empowering Employee Performance

In today's fast-paced and competitive workplace, it is imperative for organizations to have effective performance management systems in place. By setting clear goals and regularly evaluating employee performance, companies can foster a culture of continuous improvement, boost productiv
28
DEC
2023

Leveraging AI and Analytics in 2024 Staffing

This article from Matrix HR explores the transformative impact of AI and analytics on staffing solutions in 2024. It highlights how AI revolutionizes candidate sourcing and engagement, utilizing algorithms to analyze data for optimal candidate identification. AI-driven tools like chatbots
21
DEC
2023

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) in Staffing in 2024

In 2024, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) are crucial in staffing, as Matrix HR emphasizes in this insightful article. Recognizing DE&I as a strategic business advantage, the article underscores its growing importance in recruitment strategies. It highlights how diverse, equitable,
14
DEC
2023

The Rise of Contingent Workers in Staffing Strategies

In this article, Matrix HR explores the increasing trend of employing contingent workers in response to fluctuating business needs and the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The rise in demand for contingent labour, including freelancers and temporary hires, is highlighted as a strategy for busin
07
DEC
2023

Corporate Reputation's Impact on Talent Acquisition

This article emphasizes the paramount importance of corporate reputation in attracting top talent, often surpassing the appeal of salary offers. It highlights that a positive corporate image, reflecting ethical practices and a supportive work environment, is crucial in drawing skilled prof
29
NOV
2023

Matrix Announces A Strategic Collaboration With Duke Smart Staffing Solutions

We are thrilled to share the news of our strategic collaboration between Duke Smart Staffing Solutions (Duke), a leading staffing solutions provider in shipbuilding, oil & gas, aerospace, defence, and marine industries, and Matrix HR, a renowned workforce deployment solutions provider.&nbs
23
NOV
2023

Managing Talent Supply Chains: Overcoming Staffing Challenges in Industrial Construction Projects

In the challenging landscape of industrial construction, staffing poses a unique set of hurdles. The article, "Managing Talent Supply Chains: Overcoming Staffing Challenges in Industrial Construction Projects," delves into these obstacles and offers strategic solutions. Among the key chall
16
NOV
2023

Winter Construction Challenges and Solutions in Calgary: A Seasonal Labour Guide

In the article "Winter Construction Challenges and Solutions in Calgary: A Seasonal Labour Guide," Matrix HR addresses the formidable challenges faced by construction companies during Calgary's harsh winter months. Extreme weather conditions, shortened daylight hours, and labour recrui
09
NOV
2023

The Gig Economy and its Impact on Staffing: A Transformative Shift

The gig economy, marked by short-term, project-based roles, has significantly transformed the staffing industry. This shift towards flexible employment requires staffing agencies to prioritize agility, ensuring quick placements for transient roles. Additionally, the digital age necessitate
02
NOV
2023

The Role of Recruitment Agencies in Navigating Calgary's Competitive Job Market

In Calgary's bustling job market, where opportunities abound, competition is fierce. This article highlights the indispensable role of recruitment agencies in bridging the gap between job seekers and employers. Recruitment agencies bring insider knowledge and industry expertise to t
26
OCT
2023

Building a Sustainable Skilled Trades Workforce in Calgary

In the thriving city of Calgary, Matrix HR emphasizes the critical role of sustainability in labor recruitment for the skilled trades industry. This article underscores the significance of securing a sustainable workforce to ensure organizational continuity and long-term success. The proce
19
OCT
2023

Empowering Employee Development through ICBA Partnership: Matrix HR Joins the ICBA Training Network

Matrix HR proudly announces its partnership with the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) and their renowned training program. With a commitment to employee development, Matrix HR's collaboration underscores their dedication to growth through continuous education.
16
OCT
2023

Matrix HR: Places 130th On The Globe And Mail's Fifth-Annual Ranking Of Canada's Top-Growing Compani

Matrix HR has proudly secured the #130th position on Globe and Mail Canada's Top Growing Companies list for 2023! This is not just any number; it signifies our staggering growth rate of 366% over the past three years. Such accomplishments go beyond figures and percentages. They are
12
OCT
2023

Streamlining Success: Transforming Businesses with Recruiting and HR Solutions

Recruiting and HR solutions companies play a pivotal role in modern business success. By leveraging technology and data analytics, they transform talent acquisition, enhance employee engagement, and enable data-driven decisions. Navigating compliance challenges and tailoring solutions for
05
OCT
2023

Adapting to Construction Industry Trends: Meeting Staffing Demands

Adapting to dynamic construction industry trends is essential for staffing companies. By addressing skill gaps, offering workforce flexibility, embracing remote work, promoting diversity, and streamlining recruitment processes, these companies become crucial partners in fulfilling evolving
21
SEP
2023

Streamlining Success: How Back Office Support Solutions Propel Small Businesses

For small businesses, back office tasks can be a daunting challenge. Back office support solutions offer a transformative remedy by streamlining operations, ensuring compliance, and enhancing efficiency. With expert handling of tasks like accounting, payroll, and HR, entrepreneurs gain the
14
SEP
2023

Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Staffing: Building a Stronger Workforce

Diversity and inclusion are reshaping the construction industry, challenging norms and driving progress. Construction staffing agencies are playing a vital role in cultivating a more inclusive workforce, fostering innovation through diverse perspectives, breaking stereotypes, and empowerin
07
SEP
2023

Harnessing Payroll Funding: A Resilient Approach to Overcoming Cash Flow Hurdles

Navigating the intricate landscape of business operations, cash flow challenges can disrupt stability. Enter payroll funding—a strategic lifeline that ensures timely employee payments despite cash flow fluctuations. This article explores how payroll funding empowers businesses to ove
28
AUG
2023

Budgeting and Cost Management for Construction Shutdowns and Turnarounds

Effective budgeting and cost management are essential for successful construction shutdowns and turnarounds. A comprehensive budget sets the stage for informed decision-making, resource allocation, and financial accountability. Cost management strategies, including value engineering and co
24
AUG
2023

Construction Staffing During Economic Ups and Downs

Strategic workforce planning, leveraging technology for agility, and cross-training employees foster a versatile team that can navigate uncertain economic times. Balancing short-term staffing needs with long-term retention initiatives ensures stability and a skilled workforce ready to take
17
AUG
2023

The Role of Temporary Staffing in Shutdown Situations

This overview delves into the vital significance of temporary staffing during shutdown situations. Temporary staffing serves as a strategic solution, offering three key advantages: agility and flexibility, access to specialized skills, and cost-effectiveness and risk mitigation. Businesses
03
AUG
2023

Maximizing Efficiency: The Use of Staffing Companies in Construction

In the construction industry, efficiency is key, and staffing companies like Matrix HR play a vital role in optimizing project success. This article explores the advantages of utilizing staffing companies in construction, focusing on Matrix HR's expertise in providing a diverse and ski
27
JUL
2023

Leveraging Staffing Solutions for Efficient Industrial Shutdowns

Staffing solutions play a vital role in ensuring efficient industrial shutdowns. They provide access to a network of skilled workers, capable of handling various shutdown tasks such as maintenance work, system upgrades, or safety checks. These staffing companies offer flexibility, allowing
27
JUL
2023

The Role of Staffing Companies in Streamlining Construction Projects

This article highlights the vital role staffing companies play in streamlining construction projects. They bring expertise in recruitment and screening, saving construction firms time and resources by sourcing and vetting candidates efficiently. Staffing companies also offer flexible solut
20
JUL
2023

Understanding the Root Causes of Labour Shortages in Construction

This blog post delves into the root causes of labour shortages in the construction industry, a global issue affecting project timelines, costs, and safety. Key factors include an aging workforce, lack of interest among younger generations, a significant skills gap, economic downturns, and
10
JUL
2023

Matrix HR Embarks on Strategic Acquisition Initiative to Fuel Continued Growth

MATRIX LAUNCHES STRATEGIC ACQUISITION INITIATIVE It is with immense pride that Matrix HR, a leading skilled trades staffing and payroll company is announcing the launch of our strategic acquisition campaign.  Over the past twenty years, we have had the opportunity to create over
06
JUL
2023

Employee Retention Strategies for Shutdowns and Turnarounds

During periods of shutdowns and turnarounds, organizations often face the challenge of retaining their most skilled and experienced employees. These critical phases of maintenance, upgrades, or reconfiguration can disrupt normal operations and create uncertainty among the workforce. Withou
16
JUN
2023

How Payroll Funding Drives Business Growth and Expansion

Payroll funding refers to the financial strategy of obtaining immediate cash flow to meet payroll obligations. While it may seem like a mundane aspect of business operations, the impact of effective payroll funding can be significant. Did you know that payroll funding can drive business gr
12
JUN
2023

Planning for Success: Strategies For Effective Staffing In Shutdowns And Turnarounds

Shutdowns and turnarounds are essential processes for maintenance and repairs in industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, and power generation. These projects involve significant downtime, during which operations are halted to ensure the safety and efficiency of equipment. Managing s
12
MAY
2023

Maximizing Your ROI: The Advantages of Temp-to-Hire Staffing Solutions

Maximizing your ROI is crucial in today's ever-changing business landscape. One of the best ways to do this is by utilizing temp-to-hire staffing solutions. Not only do these solutions provide you with the flexibility to evaluate potential employees before committing to a full-time hir
05
MAY
2023

International HR Day: The Vital Role of HR Function in Canadian Businesses

Human Resources (HR) is pivotal in Canadian businesses, serving as a strategic partner in driving organizational success. HR professionals in Canada are responsible for a range of critical functions, including talent acquisition, employee development, performance management, and ensuring c
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APR
2023

How To Attract Top Talent For Professional Permanent Placement Roles

A professional role refers to a job or position that requires specialized knowledge, skills, expertise, and education in a particular field or industry. These roles usually require specific credentials or certifications, and individuals in these roles are expected to uphold ethical and mor
08
APR
2023

The Impact Of Payroll Funding On Cash Flow Management

Payroll funding helps businesses meet their payroll obligations by providing funding for employee wages and related expenses. This form of funding can be an effective tool for managing cash flow, as it enables businesses to bridge the gap between the time they pay their employees and the t
19
MAR
2023

How Small Businesses Benefit By Outsourcing Payroll

Payroll is an essential function for every business, big or small. It involves the management of employee wages, benefits, and taxes, among other things. However, for small businesses, payroll management can be a time-consuming and complex task that takes time away from more critical busin
12
MAR
2023

Understanding Payroll Funding: What It Is and How It Works

Payroll funding allows businesses to access immediate cash to meet their payroll obligation. This type of funding is particularly useful for small businesses that have limited cash reserves and face significant payroll requirements. It is also known as payroll financing, payroll factoring,
27
FEB
2023

Staffing Solutions For Small Businesses

Small businesses face many unique challenges when it comes to staffing and managing their workforce. Finding the right people with the right skills, experience, and who can blend into your business seamlessly can be a time-consuming and costly task, especially for businesses with limited r
13
FEB
2023

Job Seekers: Consider Commercial Construction Jobs

There are many different niches within the construction industry. One of the main decisions you need to make when searching for a new construction career is if you want a position in the commercial or residential sector. Although many of the skills and credentials are transferable from one
02
JAN
2023

Labour Productivity Solutions For Industrial Construction

Having productive staff members and plans for success is a driving force for any business. But productivity can be difficult to maintain, particularly in sectors such as industrial construction where the current labour shortage has affected workflow. The labour shortage is anticipated to c
26
DEC
2022

Job Seekers: Consider These Industrial Construction Jobs

The industrial construction industry focuses on 5 main sectors: commercial, institutional, transportation, heavy industrial, and light industrial. There also tends to be a large focus on warehouse and distribution centres and manufacturing buildings. Although the sectors of industrial cons
14
DEC
2022

Matrix Labour Leasing Featured In Business In Calgary

In 2022, Matrix Labour Leasing celebrated their 20-year anniversary. At this milestone, the newspaper Business In Calgary highlighted the achievements and contributions of Matrix Labour Leasing through a piece written by Almin Kassamali. This article showcases the exciting growth of Matrix
07
DEC
2022

How Temp Agencies Benefit Your Business

Sometimes it can feel as though your company doesn’t have enough employees, but you aren’t sure if you want to commit to hiring new full time staff. This is where temp agencies can help. Temp agencies help you to hire temporary team members to meet your needs, whether that mean
28
NOV
2022

5 Facts You Should Know About Staffing Agencies

When your company needs new staff, either permanent or temporary, this can take a lot of time, energy, and resources away from other aspects of the company. Sifting through resumes, checking references, conducting interviews, and more are all highly time-consuming. Staffing agencies are de
04
NOV
2022

3 Reasons You Should Consider A Career In Industrial Construction

As the name implies, industrial construction is any form of construction work that has to do with the industrial sector, namely factories, power plants, warehouses, and other highly-specialized facilities. Any factory that needs specialized design, installation, and maintenance is also con
21
OCT
2022

Construction Jobs In Canada: Consider These Skilled Trades

If you are changing your career trajectory and are looking for a new construction job, you may want to consider some positions that are different from your current line of work. While positions such as plumber, electrician, and carpenter are all fantastic construction jobs that can lead to
07
OCT
2022

Looking For A Job? The Benefits Of Registering With A Staffing Agency.

Searching for a new job on your own can be frustrating. Many job listing websites offer job positions that are irrelevant to you and require high levels of effort for little payoff. Even if you are dedicated and spend lots of time applying for positions, you may still get rejected or never
22
SEP
2022

Your Competitive Edge For Staffing and EOR

We always look at Fall as a time for new beginnings and new opportunities.  It is also a time for reflection and to celebrate our accomplishments and the people that helped us achieve them, our team, our partners and you, our clients.  As we celebrate over 20 years in business
12
SEP
2022

How Temp Agencies Can Actually Help You Land A Permanent Job

When you work with temp agencies, you get the opportunity to work in a temporary position, but you can get more out of it than that. Temporary jobs can turn into permanent placements if you play your cards right, and your temp work can create opportunities for more work after your contract
05
SEP
2022

Construction Jobs: These Are 5 Of The Top-Paying Construction Jobs In Canada

Are you just starting your journey into the construction industry? Or maybe you’re considering switching fields or specializations? Either way, you may want to know what specific construction jobs can offer you a lucrative future in the construction industry. The following positions
10
AUG
2022

Temp Agencies Can Help Your Business Find The Best Permanent Placements

Temp agencies aren’t only for finding great temporary workers, they can also supply your company with permanent members of staff. Temp agencies often offer a temp-to-hire solution, so that your company gets the option of keeping on temp workers after they’ve proven themselves a
02
AUG
2022

Why Do Businesses Choose To Hire Through Staffing Agencies?

Hiring new workers can put various strains on your business. It can take time away from your employees who have duties beyond hiring, it can be risky, it can be costly, and more. If you are looking to hire qualified workers who will fit in with your company culture but you don’t want
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JUL
2022

How Temp Agencies Can Help You Maintain Summer Productivity

While summer is considered a relaxing time of year meant for kids playing outside and fires in the evenings when the sun stays out late, it’s not so relaxing for business owners in certain sectors. Summertime often provides increased project opportunities, but this year work is expec
05
JUL
2022

How Staffing Agencies Can Help Your Business Streamline Hiring

When there is an open position in your company, it can take a long time for it to be filled. After the position is advertised, your company needs to go through a lengthy candidate selection process and try to sift through all of the resumes to find the ones worth keeping. Meanwhile, the po
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JUN
2022

No Experience Needed! 6 Promising Entry-Level Construction Jobs

The construction industry offers many different career paths and specializations, but before you can grow your construction career, you may need to start as a labourer or worker. These positions are invaluable to the industry, are entry-level, and offer room for growth. Entry-level constru
02
JUN
2022

How To Make The Most Of Your Temporary Construction Placement

Some people enjoy the freedom of temporary construction placement while others hope that a good temp opportunity will turn into a temp-to-hire position. No matter which of these is your goal, it is vital that you leave a good impression on those you work with and that you use your temporar
12
MAY
2022

What Is Industrial Construction?

Industrial construction is any form of construction work that has to do with factories, power plants, warehouses, and other highly specialized facilities. Any factory that needs specialized design, installation, and maintenance is also considered industrial construction. There are typicall
04
MAY
2022

How Employers Can Attract And Retain Top Talent

The labour shortage in North America is unprecedented not only because of the high rates of worker demand, but because many workers are now leaving their positions without having another job in place. Previous incentives for job recruitment such as job stability, pay equal to experience an
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APR
2022

Construction Jobs: Employers Are Looking For These Important Skills

North America is in the midst of a widespread labour shortage. Yet even in these times, landing a construction job can be very competitive. Although this field requires a lot of hard work and dedication, it is filled with fantastic and experienced workers who are all striving to succeed in
08
APR
2022

Outsourcing Your Back Office Operations Can Help You Scale Your Restaurant Business

Restaurants are one of the riskiest business endeavours. Not only do many new or small restaurants struggle to keep costs low while still providing quality food and an excellent dining experience, but often the owner must take on added responsibilities to keep the business running. This ca
17
MAR
2022

Culture-Based Recruiting Can Build A Winning Team For Your Business

Hiring workers is about more than just finding qualified candidates, it is about finding workers who will seamlessly fit into your work environment and quickly adapt. But how do you determine which workers will thrive in your company? To know that, you must first understand what your compa
04
MAR
2022

How Back Office Support Solutions Can Help Your Small Business

Back office outsourcing is a way to run the day-to-day activities of a company’s back office administration work. While back office tasks are integral to keeping your business running, they can be time-consuming and tedious. But these tasks need to be completed on time and without er
25
FEB
2022

How Apprenticeship Programs Benefit Employers

An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and in-class learning that leads to certification. These apprenticeships allow the tradesperson in training to develop their skills through actual experience and it prepares them for the workforce. With more people becoming interest
08
FEB
2022

National Apprenticeship Week: Build Your Construction Career Through Apprenticeship

As you begin your journey into a career in the trades, you are entering a highly specialized field that requires specific skills and certifications. Construction jobs require knowledge in the field and safety compliance that necessitate training, both in the classroom and on the work site.
21
JAN
2022

Is Temp Staffing A Solution To The Labour Shortage?

The current labour shortages across Canada are impacting businesses of all sizes as they struggle to meet demands and keep their doors open. The staffing shortage is largely due to people taking sick leave because of COVID, a lack of available childcare, increased rates of bereavement and
14
JAN
2022

Is Your Business Suffering Due To Labour Shortages? Matrix Can Help.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, many companies are finding themselves short-staffed, leading to reduced hours or even complete shut downs. This affects many Canadian businesses owners who can’t hire staff as fast as they depart, either for temporary sick leave or perma
17
DEC
2021

Keep Your Job Search Momentum Going With These Tips

Searching for a new job can be discouraging. You can spend all of your time sending out resumes and still not get any responses, or get through interviews only to be rejected or never responded to again. When this rejection happens, it can be difficult to not feel discouraged but remember
03
DEC
2021

How Payroll Funding Can Help Your Business Operations Run Smoothly

Payroll funding allows financial flexibility, which translates to security for your employees, clients, and business. Payroll funding allows business owners to access financing they need to keep their business operating during periods of cash flow uncertainty or slowdown with working capit
19
NOV
2021

How To Find The Best Recruitment Agencies In Calgary

Whether you’re hiring a few positions or many, recruitment agencies are a critical resource to companies. Not only do they save time, they also save resources and help contribute to lower rates of turnover and higher morale within your workforce. Since the staffing agency you choose
03
NOV
2021

Hire The Best Talent Through Direct-Hire Construction Jobs

Current skilled labour shortages are impacting companies in the construction sector. The gaps created in your workforce can impact your ability to complete your projects on time and on budget. Recruitment agencies are a great tool to fill these gaps and fortify your workforce with skilled,
20
OCT
2021

6 High Paying Construction Jobs

Who said that you cannot make a comfortable living working in the trades in Western Canada’s construction sector? Construction jobs are not only more lucrative than you expect, but they also do not require long years of formal education. The low-investment, high-reward nature of cons
07
OCT
2021

How To Find The Right Temp Agency

So you have decided to join a temp agency to make your construction job search in Calgary easier? Excellent choice. Temp agencies have traditionally enjoyed a strong partnership with construction companies in the region. They are often the first to be called upon when these construction co
23
SEP
2021

How To Build A Construction Career Beginning With Jobs From Temp Agencies

Starting a career from scratch in the Canadian construction sector can be difficult, especially if you have no prior experience or training.  Rather than repeatedly applying to salaried construction jobs, your time could be better spent by working a temporary role. Also known as &l
30
AUG
2021

5 Great Construction Jobs For A Promising Career

With the worst of the pandemic well behind us, the construction sector in Western Canada is in full swing. Simply put, there is no better time to get into construction than the present, with expected employment in the sector to grow by 13% by 2024.  In addition to numerous employme
15
AUG
2021

How Do Temp Agencies Work?

A common misconception is that temp agencies are the same as staffing agencies. While both agencies aim to find employees for an employer, the method by which they proceed and the kinds of candidates they specialize in differ. Unlike a staffing agency, which recruits temp-to-hire and direc
04
AUG
2021

4 Benefits Of Hiring Through Staffing Agencies

Are you having difficulties finding applicants to fill a much-needed position? Are your new employees not performing up to your expectations? Perhaps your in-house hiring practices are missing the mark. Perhaps it is time to enlist a staffing agency (or temp agency) to do the recruiting fo
13
JUL
2021

Background Checks To Ensure Construction Staffing Needs

Background checks for potential hires can be a tedious part of the staffing process. What you need is a staffing agency that can streamline the process while conducting through and accurate background checks. A staffing agency expedites the application process as well, freeing up your time
24
JUN
2021

Top 4 In-Demand Construction Jobs In Calgary Alberta

10
JUN
2021

5 Employer Tips When Working With A Staffing Agency

24
MAY
2021

Staffing Solutions To Help You Rebuild Your Hospitality Staff

18
MAY
2021

5 Tips For A Successful Job Search In Construction

05
MAY
2021

Increase Your Workforce Through Learning How To Engage With Indigenous Communities

13
APR
2021

Albertas Projected Construction Labour Forecast

06
APR
2021

Attracting And Retaining The Best Quality Labour Force For Your Company

10
MAR
2021

Increasing Productivity In The Construction Industry By Shifting To Digital

03
MAR
2021

Creating Economic Prosperity In The Construction Sector In A Post Pandemic Environment

14
FEB
2021

5 Trades That Desperately Need Workers in Alberta

07
FEB
2021

5 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in the Skilled Trades

24
JAN
2021

5 Reasons You Should Use a Staffing Agency for Your Next Hire

10
DEC
2020

5 Ways You Can Make Your Worksite Safer and Protect Your Employees

03
DEC
2020

Why Being a Welder Is Wicked Awesome: Perks, Pay, Etc.

17
NOV
2020

How Your Company Can Attract the Best of the Best When It Comes to Construction Talent

10
NOV
2020

Hate the Cold? Construction Jobs That Are Relatively Comfortable in Fall or Winter

29
OCT
2020

How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Construction Industry

15
OCT
2020

Let Us Do the Heavy Lifting for Your Hiring & Back Office Needs!

Looking back on this video was from 2013, it's amazing to see how everything has progressed over the past 7 years. We are incredibly excited to see all the new projects at Matrix unfolding this year!  Our goal for this year has been to grow our suite of client services and supp
11
OCT
2020

How a Short-term Labour Job Can Launch Your Construction Career

22
SEP
2020

How to Choose the Right Skilled Trade for Your Career

20
SEP
2020

Matrix and Gitga'at First Nation Team Up to Provide Indigenous Labour Solutions for NW BC Projects

14
SEP
2020

The Highest Paying Construction Jobs in Canada

26
AUG
2020

Why You Should Use a Staffing Agency to Find a Construction Job

09
AUG
2020

Top Traits and Skills Needed to Be a Construction Labourer

26
JUL
2020

The 5 Most In-Demand Trades of 2020

09
JUL
2020

5 Benefits of Job Hunting with a Labour Placement Agency

24
JUN
2020

How Proper Safety Training Can Save Your Company Money

09
JUN
2020

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Temporary Workers

27
MAY
2020

Why Employee Training is Important for Any Business

13
MAY
2020

Who's Still Hiring During COVID-19

15
APR
2020

3 Skills Recruiters Look for Irrespective of the Job

09
APR
2020

5 Ways to Stand Out in an Ultra-Competitive Job Market

30
MAR
2020

The Top 3 Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency

24
MAR
2020

Government Introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to Help Workers and Businesses

14
MAR
2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Matrix Safety Measures

29
FEB
2020

5 Construction Worker Skills You Need to Stand Out From the Crowd

12
FEB
2020

4 Simple Tips To Ace Your Interview With a Staffing Agency

31
JAN
2020

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking on a Short-Term Labour Job

15
JAN
2020

5 Signs You're Working With the Wrong Staffing Agency

24
DEC
2019

4 Hiring Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs

10
DEC
2019

Matrix Labour Leasing Selects People 2.0 to Upgrade Back Office Function

05
DEC
2019

How Current Trends Can Help You Fill Your Vacant Edmonton Construction Job

20
NOV
2019

3 Tips For Attracting Top Talent For Your Calgary Job Vacancy

23
OCT
2019

How to Successfully Onboard Your New Welder

07
OCT
2019

Why You Should Fill Your Labour Job With a Temporary Worker

22
SEP
2019

5 Benefits of Working For a Temp Agency to Find a Job

03
SEP
2019

3 Tips For Working Successfully With a Temp Agency

26
AUG
2019

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Plumbing

14
AUG
2019

3 Tips to Fill Your Vacant Electrician Job Quickly

29
JUL
2019

3 Things to Consider Before Working For a Staffing Agency

11
JUL
2019

How to Decide if a Welding Career is Right For You

26
JUN
2019

4 Ways to Land Your Dream Welding Job

09
JUN
2019

4 Reasons You Should Work With a Recruiting Agency For Your Hiring Needs

26
MAY
2019

5 Ways a Temporary Worker Can Boost Your Workforce

09
MAY
2019

How to Ace Your Construction Job Interview

19
APR
2019

5 Basic Elements of a Refinery Turnaround

01
APR
2019

How To Land Your Dream Carpenter Job

21
MAR
2019

What to Know Before Hiring Short Term Labor

05
MAR
2019

4 Steps To Plan a Successful Shutdown and Turnaround

25
FEB
2019

4 Most Common Myths About Staffing Agencies Debunked

14
FEB
2019

How to Get a Construction Job in 3 Simple Steps

30
JAN
2019

4 Steps to Lower Your Employee Turnover Rate

16
JAN
2019

6 Ways to Ensure Well-being On Your Construction Site

30
DEC
2018

Top Tips For Hiring the Right Heavy Equipment Operator

10
DEC
2018

7 Ways to Keep Your Construction Site Hazard Free This Winter

19
NOV
2018

6 Benefits of Taking a Temp Job in the New Year

08
NOV
2018

8 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Employee Training

22
OCT
2018

4 Things All Recruiters Watch Out For

01
OCT
2018

3 Tips For Turning Your Temp Job Into a Full-Time Gig

26
SEP
2018

How to Find The Right Construction Manager

13
SEP
2018

Top 4 Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

24
AUG
2018

4 Ways to Minimise Fall Risks on Construction Sites

10
AUG
2018

5 Reasons to Work with a Recruiting Agency

26
JUL
2018

4 Ways to Stay Safe On Construction Sites This Summer

11
JUL
2018

3 Ways Technology Helps You Attract & Retain Top Talent

18
JUN
2018

How to Get That Construction Job in 3 Simple Steps

04
JUN
2018

4 Ways a Recruitment Agency Can Help You Attract Top Talent

24
MAY
2018

4 Simple Ways To Prevent Injuries on a Construction Site

09
MAY
2018

3 Reasons Why Your Recruitment Process Is Too Slow

25
APR
2018

Why Work With A Staffing Agency This Summer

10
APR
2018

How to Find The Right Candidate For Your Vacant Plumbing Job

28
MAR
2018

5 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Safe On Your Construction Site

13
MAR
2018

4 Tips For Onboarding Your new Welding Employee

23
FEB
2018

9 Skills All Welders Must Have

06
FEB
2018

4 Skills Employers Are Looking For When Hiring Plumbers

25
JAN
2018

3 Construction Staffing Trends From Our Temp Agency In Calgary

10
JAN
2018

A Calgary Placement Agency Outlines How to Stand Out During The Recruitment Process

26
JUN
2017

How to Use a Temp Agency to Hire Employees

19
JUN
2017

Importance of Working For the Right Temp Agency

05
JUN
2017

Making the Most of Your Job Search With a Temp Agency

29
MAY
2017

How a Temp Agency Can Promote Safety on Your Construction Site

24
MAY
2017

Matrix State of the Union

15
MAY
2017

The Ins & Outs of Working With Temporary Workers

03
MAY
2017

Industries That Benefit Most From Hiring Temp Agencies

01
MAY
2017

Is Hiring Temp Workers The Right Staffing Solution For You?

28
APR
2017

Alison Wessley

28
APR
2017

5 Factors To Consider When Selecting a Temp Agency

14
APR
2017

How a Staffing Firm Can Mitigate The Concerns of Working With Temporary Workers

03
APR
2017

What Is The True Cost of Your Workforce?

31
MAR
2017

How to Find Top Talent For That Vacant Construction Job

15
MAR
2017

Temp Worker vs Independent Contractor

01
MAR
2017

Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers

28
FEB
2017

Importance of Keeping Your Employees Happy on The Construction Site

28
FEB
2017

2017 Construction Trends to Watch Out For

01
FEB
2017

Keeping up With Current Staffing Trends

31
JAN
2017

Advantages of Joining a Temp Agency

24
JAN
2017

How Our Calgary Construction Staffing Solutions Save You Money

24
JAN
2017

NOW HIRING: Integrity & Corrosion Specialist

17
JAN
2017

How to Work Successfully With a Blue Collar Staffing Agency

28
DEC
2016

4 Ways To Attract & Keep New Construction Employees

21
DEC
2016

How To Improve Construction Client Communication

07
DEC
2016

The Impact of The Electrician Shortage

16
NOV
2016

How To Work Successfully With a Temp Agency

17
OCT
2016

4 Ways To Improve Productivity On A Construction Site

21
SEP
2016

Top Construction Careers

07
SEP
2016

Pros and Cons of Being a Construction Worker

24
AUG
2016

Canada's Shift to Temporary Workers

10
AUG
2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Construction Career

20
JUL
2016

Improving Safety Standards of Small Construction Businesses

06
JUL
2016

Construction Jobs On the Rise Despite Economic Downturn

22
JUN
2016

How To Mitigate The Dangers of Working From Heights

08
JUN
2016

6 Resume Tips For Construction Workers

26
FEB
2016

Spring Into Safety

19
FEB
2016

A Basic Guide to Personal Safety Equipment

12
FEB
2016

Searching for a Job?

05
FEB
2016

What $700 Million in Infrastructure Spending Means for Alberta Workers

22
JAN
2016

Workplace Safety Brought to Forefront After Fatal Nexen Explosion

15
JAN
2016

Dress for the Weather

08
JAN
2016

Construction Sector is Set to Grow

01
JAN
2016

The Importance of Proper Winter Construction Boots

25
DEC
2015

Winter Driving Safety

18
DEC
2015

Why Work For Matrix?

11
DEC
2015

Construction Sector Remains Strong Despite Economic Downturn

04
DEC
2015

Matrix Labour Leasing Helps Construction Workers Weather the Storm

27
NOV
2015

8 Things to Remember to Help You Stay Safe on the Work Site

20
NOV
2015

Letter from Our Founder

19
NOV
2015

The Matrix Advantage

19
NOV
2015

Why Work at Matrix?

19
NOV
2015

A Team of Experts

16
NOV
2015

Is CalgaryNEXT The Next Job Creator in Calgary?

13
NOV
2015

The Advantage of Networking

04
NOV
2015

Hypothermia

04
NOV
2015

Winter Safety on the Worksite

04
NOV
2015

Looking for a Job?

04
NOV
2015

4 Ways to Protect Workers from H2S

04
NOV
2015

Fall Protection Statistics for Construction Safety

04
NOV
2015

It's Your Job to Know Your Job

04
NOV
2015

What is a Certification of Recognition (COR)?

16
OCT
2015

Mike Legault, Vice President of Operations

Mike Legault, Matrix Labour Leasing’s Vice President of Operations, was born and raised in Kitchener Ontario and attended York University. There he earned a bachelor of arts degree, with a heavy interest in labour relations issues. To pay his way through university Mike drove a tract
25
SEP
2015

Matrix Connect

18
SEP
2015

3 Reasons Why Staffing Agencies Make A Huge Difference

18
SEP
2015

How the Construction Industry Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years

18
SEP
2015

Are You CalgaryNEXT or CalgaryNOPE?

08
SEP
2015

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Excellence

04
SEP
2015

Shannon Warren - CEO and Founder

From 2002 to 2015 Shannon took a 3 man basement start up to a 10 million dollar company that employs over 120 people. Shannon left his home town of Rexton, New Brunswick to frame houses in Vancouver. While he was there he gained valuable insight not only into his chosen trade but into the
02
SEP
2015

The Matrix Advantage: Onsite Management Teams

02
SEP
2015

The Matrix Advantage: Employee Benefits

02
SEP
2015

The Matrix Advantage: Safety Tickets

17
AUG
2015

A Message From the President

17
AUG
2015

The Evolution of Workforce Placement

09
JUL
2015

4 Signs You Are Working With The Wrong Staffing Agency

16
JUN
2015

Four-In-Four-Out Policy

16
JUN
2015

Canadian Residential Construction Industry Requires Additional Tradesmen

01
JUN
2015

Construction Safety During the Rainy Season

27
MAY
2015

Partner Profile: StyleLabs

26
MAY
2015

Safety Gear on Construction Sites

19
MAY
2015

The Safety Mindset You Need On Alberta Construction Sites

13
MAY
2015

Partner Profile: Merit Contractors Association

12
MAY
2015

Safety on Construction Sites

07
MAY
2015

Help us Raise Funds for the High Hopes Challenge

01
MAY
2015

Edmonton Weathers the Storm

01
MAY
2015

Partner Profile: Stawowski McGill & Partners LLP

01
MAY
2015

Partner Profile: Mountain Industrial Safety Services

01
MAY
2015

Partner Profile: BDO

22
APR
2015

The Need for Skilled Labour

15
APR
2015

How To Avoid Employment Scammers in the Construction Industry

27
MAR
2015

Introducing Align Personnel

25
MAR
2015

Looking for a Job in Alberta's Shrinking Market? Matrix Can Help!

18
MAR
2015

Matrix Connect and the Alberta Labour Industry

11
MAR
2015

Introducing Matrix Construction

11
MAR
2015

Resume Writing Tips for Construction Workers

03
MAR
2015

Staying Safe on the Road

24
FEB
2015

Housing Starts Show Promise for Calgary Construction

20
FEB
2015

How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

10
FEB
2015

Despite Slowing Oil Industry, Suncor Pushes Forward With Key Projects

05
FEB
2015

The Importance of a Good Resume

27
JAN
2015

The Importance of Labour Staffing and Business Relationships

23
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Len Webber's Speech

23
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Testimonial

23
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Speech

23
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Chris Tutty's Testimonial

23
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: President and CEO Shannon's Speech

23
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Event Overview

22
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Ric McIver's Speech

22
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Testimonial

22
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Peter Pilarski's Speech

22
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Ward Sutherland's Speech

22
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Joe Magliocca's Testimonial

22
JAN
2015

Matrix Open House: Brittany and Stephanie's Testimonial

20
JAN
2015

An Exciting Time Ahead for The Calgary Construction Industry

12
JAN
2015

Job Vacancy in Alberta: The 2015 Forecast

05
JAN
2015

Projected Job Growth for Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary on the way up

24
DEC
2014

Certificate of Recognition for Matrix

16
DEC
2014

Recent Construction Deaths Leave Room For Improvement for Industry

15
DEC
2014

Office Construction in Calgary Creating Jobs and a Bright Future

01
DEC
2014

Calgary Construction: The Labour Staffing Industry in Calgary

27
NOV
2014

Matrix Open House: Jonathan Denis' Testimonial

24
NOV
2014

Matrix Open House: Almin's Speech

18
NOV
2014

Plug In With Matrix Connect

13
NOV
2014

Why Hard Hats Are So Important

03
NOV
2014

3 Ways You Can Be A More Productive Worker

27
OCT
2014

How To Work Safely In A Small Construction Crew

23
OCT
2014

Why Choose Matrix Labour Leasing

07
OCT
2014

New Study Sheds Light on Construction Labour Shortage Debate

29
SEP
2014

4 Principles to Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace

26
SEP
2014

Reporting Injuries

25
SEP
2014

Short Term Employment Forecast Shows Construction Jobs In Demand

23
SEP
2014

The Suit & Tie vs. The Fluorescent Vest

22
SEP
2014

Alberta Predicted to Lead Canada Through the Next Wave of Construction

23
JUN
2014

2014 Alberta Provincial Mine Rescue Competition

16
JUN
2014

Skills Canada National Competition 2014

05
JUN
2014

New Construction Projects to Help Mitigate Flash Flooding

05
MAR
2014

Adding Your Employee Number to A Ceridian Account

06
FEB
2014

Calgary Office Space For Rent

17
JAN
2014

Shannon Warren Recognized as one of 2013

14
JAN
2014

VIDEO: A Matrix Christmas Story

10
JAN
2014

New Changes from ePost Will Benefit Employees

03
JAN
2014

VIDEO: Get Sick With Saint Nick!

06
SEP
2013

A Warm Welcome to Our New Clients

06
SEP
2013

Stay Tuned to the Matrix Facebook Page

23
AUG
2013

Full-Time Payroll Administrator Needed

21
AUG
2013

Matrix is Hiring for IMMEDIATE Carpenters & Apprentice Carpenters

13
AUG
2013

Matrix is Hiring an In-House Receptionist

11
JUL
2013

Matrix's Annual Stampede Party and First Fundraiser A Success

03
JUL
2013

Matrix Feature: Canadian Industry Online

21
JUN
2013

Matrix Seasonal Swag

05
JUN
2013

Matrix is Seeking an In-House Summer Intern

03
JUN
2013

Matrix RRSP Program Now in Full Effect

03
JUN
2013

Matrix Named one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies!

03
JUN
2013

Take a Peek at Matrix's Innovative New Office

30
MAY
2013

Matrix Sponsors Nicole Jack in Her Ride to Conquer Cancer

27
MAY
2013

11th Annual Stampede Appreciation Event

23
MAY
2013

Our Fancy New Office

21
MAY
2013

Peigan Trail Connector Road Project

15
MAY
2013

Red Seal Carpenter Program

06
MAY
2013

Matrix's Charity of Choice - The Children's Wish Foundation

01
MAY
2013

Matrix is Moving - Office Available for Rent

01
MAY
2013

Avoid the Spring Time Bugs

25
MAR
2013

Congratulations Jose Melendez!

06
MAR
2013

Matrix Referral Program

06
MAR
2013

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)

20
FEB
2013

Nose Hill & Stoney Trail Interchange

20
FEB
2013

Expired Safety Tickets?

13
FEB
2013

The Fast Growth 50 Awards Ceremony

08
JAN
2013

Matrix ranked 7th by Alberta Venture in 2013 Fast Growth 50

03
DEC
2012

Mercon Benefits

12
APR
2012

Getting to know Matrix

12
APR
2012

Matrix celebrates TEN successful years in business

04
APR
2012

Matrix launches new online community

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