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Unhealthy workers to pay extra for their bad habits

Melissa Allen| Nov 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.



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Employer and talent brand - how strong are they?

Your Employer Brand vs. your Talent Brand

Melissa Allen| Nov 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.



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Canadian unemployment rate holds steady at a five-year low

Peter Harris| Nov 8, 2013 10:52 am


The Canadian economy created 13,200 jobs in October, leaving the national unemployment rate unchanged at its five-year low of 6.9%. Here’s what Workopolis is forecasting for the job market moving forward.



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Unattractive or married women need not apply?

Melissa Allen| Oct 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.



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Report: Canadian starting salaries to increase by 4% in 2014

Peter Harris| Oct 18, 2013 10:42 am


Several reports have come out this week with projections for where Canadian paycheques are headed over the coming year. Here’s a look at what we’re earning now, and who is expected to see the biggest increases in 2014.



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Unemployment rate reaches its lowest level in five years

Peter Harris| Oct 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| Oct 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| Sep 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.



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

Peter Harris| Sep 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| Sep 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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