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MICROSOFT GULF FZ-LLC
Local Address: Ontario, Canada
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington 98052
United States

Company Description: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include...   more
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As Microsoft Canada ...
www.aspect.bc.ca, 10 May 2009 [cached]
As Microsoft Canada vice-president Sharif Khan told an IT audience last year in Toronto, few immigrants have Canadian experience, yet companies insist on it.
If the current rapid decline in ...
www.mississauganews.com, 26 Sept 2008 [cached]
If the current rapid decline in potential recruits in those areas of study isn't reversed, there could be up to 90,000 unfilled positions in the information knowledge business within five years, said Sharif Khan, vice-president of human resources at Mississauga's Microsoft Canada Co.Khan, who joined Microsoft Corp. in 1998 as regional human resources manager for the Middle East, gave the keynote luncheon address yesterday at the second annual TorontoTech Week conference.It is a four-day conference that provides a forum for GTA technology professionals."I don't think this (shortage) was anticipated," said Khan in his speech Wednesday.The industry must be proactive in addressing the shortfall in future staff talent, he suggested, adding that Microsoft is already on the case."We need to go find them, we can't wait for people to come to us anymore," said the former human resource professional with HSBC. Microsoft is trying to increase its pool of talent by actively recruiting new Canadians, women, and members of Generation Y.Like other industries, information technology must reconsider its insistence forcing new Canadians re-qualifying here for training that they have already done in their home countries.Companies must also review their requirement for Canadian experience in their hiring policies, Khan said.While many immigrants are hired at the entry level, few seem to make it to the managerial level, he added.Part of Khan's mandate in his role at Microsoft, located on Matheson Blvd. W., is to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the industry.jstewart@mississauag.net
Vancouver | Lorla
lorla.com, 21 Jan 2012 [cached]
"There's a restriction on the number of visas the company can get for foreign employees in the U.S.," Sharif Khan, vice president of human resources of Microsoft Canada said "Canada's slightly more inclusive in that respect."
"It's very clear to me that ...
peablog.ca, 1 July 2010 [cached]
"It's very clear to me that people who are proud of their company are happy in their work," says Sharif Khan, vice-president of human resources for Microsoft Canada, who notes the company's staff attrition rate is half the industry average.
TheThunderbird.ca from UBC journalism » Technology
thethunderbird.ca, 29 Mar 2012 [cached]
As reported earlier in last month’s Vancouver Sun article, Sharif Khan, vice-president of human resources at Microsoft Canada, stated that Microsoft enjoyed an expedited process of only two weeks to obtain their visas.
But Steve Ha’s firm has not enjoyed that privilege. TecAce has set-up a “virtual office†in Richmond, as he waits the six month long process to hire foreign workers from Korea. “Our branch is only a virtual-office for now because the process [in Canada] is much more complicated and time-consuming than we expected.â€
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