It doesn’t feel like 15 years since it was 2003, but looking back it was such a different time.
For a start, we didn’t have mini supercomputers in our hands that kept us connected to the world 24/7. Facebook and Twitter didn’t exist and people were just beginning to understand the power of the internet.
Meanwhile, the world of work was entirely different to today; people were working in individual offices and silos, companies’ ethos and stories were insular and not exposed to the public through the power of transparency that the internet provides today.
The need for good employees in times of need however, has never changed. We’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with some of Canada’s best employers on some amazing roles over the years. It would be impossible to pick a favourite moment from our first 15 years with so many highlights.
That’s because we’ve worked closely with so many great people – candidates and clients alike. Without committed clients and candidates, these 15 years would not have been possible and that’s why, from the bottom of my heart, we say thank you to everyone we’ve ever worked with.
Since our inception, we’ve always had the aim of being at the forefront of the labour market providing cutting-edge and innovative solutions to unique recruiting and HR issues.
We were the first in British Columbia to offer internet-based online testing for candidates, online ordering for clients and online applications for candidates. This desire to innovate is still with us today and it draws us to amazing companies across Canada that share the same ideals of innovation, compassion and customer service.
15 years ago innovation was very different than it is today. We see it in smartphones, artificial intelligence and software development. In the 15 years since Miles started, the number of Software Engineers in the USA has increased by more than 50%!
It makes you think what will be different 15 years from now in 2033 within the world of work. We can be sure robotics will become more prominent along with artificial intelligence but what will be some of the less predictable changes we will see? In 2003, none of us would have predicted the end of the landline phone, or the growth of streaming services.
No one would have also predicted the privacy issues that have transformed the way we work online and on our phones. At Miles, we would have never thought we would be removing our fax number in 2018 if you asked us in 2003! So it’s impossible to know what the future will hold but we can only do our best to be ahead of the curve and on top of trends.
What this all tells us though, is that 15 years is a long time.
We’re so proud to have provided Canada’s bright minds and top talent to amazing organizations since 2003.
Here’s to looking back in 2033 on what’s changed!