The Talent is Out There: PinPoint Attends Technata 2018

For the past few years, North Kanata BIA has hosted Discover Technata at the Brookstreet Hotel – a day-long networking event and job fair centered around getting to know tons of companies in Ottawa’s tech community. In addition to getting to know the companies and meeting tons of local tech professionals, Technata offers its registrants a chance[…]

A Look Back at Technata

PinPoint Talent is thrilled to be attending this year’s Technata job fair. As the team looks forward to what 2018’s event will bring, I find myself reflecting on my own experiences from last year’s event. At Technata 2017, I was not yet part of the PinPoint Talent team. I was doing a contract placement for[…]

Battling Negativity at Work

There’s a difference between the occasional complaint or rant and having a constantly negative mindset. From time to time, even the most positive people will have down days or frustrating moments, but it’s important to stay focused on the positive and not let these individual moments transform into a consistently negative state of mind. There[…]

How to Break the Winter Blues at Work

With it officially being Winter, and the cold setting in (at least it is here in Ottawa), it’s easy to get pulled into a winter funk. The holiday season can be a lot of fun, but there are other times it can be dark and gloomy. We’ve put together a small list of things that[…]

When Recruiting Goes Wrong

By Alex Schecter  I love being a Recruiter. I love working with different people in different companies, learning what they do, why they do it and what they need in new team members to be able to do it better. I love working with different people searching for something new, whether it’s something that fills[…]

Amazon H2Q: Startup Killer? 

With all the hype surrounding the recent Amazon HQ2 bid by the city of Ottawa, it’s easy to find countless articles about all the ways that the presence of the e-commerce giant’s headquarters would benefit Ottawa’s economy. But would Amazon’s presence in Ottawa be an improvement on all business fronts? On the bid, Ottawa Mayor[…]