Industry News & Insights

Employer and talent brand - how strong are they?

Your Employer Brand vs. your Talent Brand

Melissa Allen| November 13, 2013 07:57 pm

Reduce turn-over and cost-per-hire, while attracting the best talent and increasing retention with a strong, aligned employer and talent brand. But first, make sure you know the difference between the two, and what purpose each of them servce.

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges, Small Business, Workopolis B2B
Beautiful woman

Unattractive or married women need not apply?

Melissa Allen| October 29, 2013 09:14 am

Career opportunties for women have grown exponentially in the last century, however, old gender-biases against women still exist. In fact, 61% of women believe that looks is one of the top two biggest obstacles to getting ahead.

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights, Workopolis B2B
The national unemployment rate

Unemployment rate reaches its lowest level in five years

Peter Harris| October 11, 2013 10:50 am

The national unemployment rate in Canada has fallen below 7% for the first time since 2008. This marks the lowest level of unemployment that this country has seen since before the start of the recession.

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Social Recruiting: A primer

Melissa Allen| October 9, 2013 09:54 pm

It seems that one of the biggest hiring trends of 2013 is Social Recruiting. But what is it exactly? And why should you use it?

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights, Workopolis B2B

Covering: When “Being Yourself” at work doesn’t cut it

Melissa Allen| September 18, 2013 08:14 pm

Are your employees hiding their true selves? 75% of workers cover up some part of their identity at work. Learn about why this is bad for the workplace.

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights, Workopolis B2B
The rudest things we do with technology

The eight rudest things people do with technology – Are you guilty of these?

Peter Harris| September 13, 2013 01:42 pm

A new survey has just revealed people’s opinions about the most annoying things that we do with our workplace technology. Here are the eight behaviours that bother people the most.

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Senior Lady Enjoys Computer

Ageism in the workplace (and 3 good reasons to hire a mature worker)

Melissa Allen| September 11, 2013 06:17 pm

An online poll found that 57% of mature workers in Canada want to stay in the workforce, which means opting to delay retirement. However, ageism int the workplace is still an issue. Should you hire a mature worker? Here are three good reasons to.

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights
Business People at a Meeting

International experience will be critical to your organization’s success

Melissa Allen| August 6, 2013 09:47 pm

Underemployment amoung skilled newcomers to Canada has been well documented over the years. The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s new policy, aimed at removing the ‘Canadian’ experience barrier when hiring, seeks to decrease this often discriminatory hiring practice for the future success of Canadian organizations in an increasingly globalized economy.

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Why hire the unemployed? Here are 6 reasons

Melissa Allen| July 30, 2013 02:02 pm

While there are many benefits to hiring passive candidates (those who are already employed, and not actively looking), the unemployed job-seekers seem to be getting a bad rap. Companies that exclude the unemployed from their candidate search risk missing out on hiring some potential rockstars. Here are just a few of the many reasons to […]

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Will the need for formal education become obsolete?

Melissa Allen| July 9, 2013 07:33 pm

With the emergence Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the free education revolution, many companies are now hiring individuals who may lack the credentials, but make up for it in talet and experience.

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