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Surprising job losses in December cause spike in Canada’s unemployment rate

Peter Harris| January 10, 2014 10:02 am

The overall national unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed back up to 7.2% in December as this country shed nearly 46,000 jobs. Here’s where the bulk of the losses were, and what we expect to see moving forward.

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Online tools

The Career Website is back (and why you need to invest in yours ASAP)

Melissa Allen| December 5, 2013 03:08 pm

Just a couple of years ago, industry experts were calling it the end of the career website, thanks to new job-focused social networks. Now, the career website is back with a vengeance. Here are three good reasons to invest in yours.

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights, Uncategorised, Workopolis B2B
2013 Year in Review: Jobs that won't exist 10 years from now

Workopolis research: Ten jobs that will not exist ten years from now

Peter Harris| November 26, 2013 11:39 am

Ten years ago, the job of Social Media Expert didn’t even exist. It won’t exist ten years from now either. Here’s a look at some up and coming job titles on Workopolis right now – along with career paths that are destined to disappear soon.

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Business woman eating healthy vegetable salad.

Unhealthy workers to pay extra for their bad habits

Melissa Allen| November 18, 2013 04:13 pm

In the next two years, more and more companies will build and grow their employee health strategy to counteract rising healthcare costs, boost productivity and overall workplace wellness.

Category: EN, Industry News & Insights, Workopolis B2B
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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