Industry News & Insights

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?



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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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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.



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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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Hiring in Canada cools down in June

Peter Harris| July 5, 2013 10:47 am


Following May’s staggering increases of 95,000 jobs being added to the Canadian economy, the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey for June tells a very different story. The overall employment rate and number of jobs remained unchanged last month.



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What Google has learned about hiring

Christina Bruce| June 21, 2013 02:07 pm


Famous for being the place that everyone wants to work, Google is equally as well-known for its brainteaser interview questions and strict hiring practices. In recent years things have changed — find out how.



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