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International experience will be critical to your organization’s success

Melissa Allen| Aug 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| Jul 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| Jul 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| Jul 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| Jun 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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Bad email habits you need to break

Christina Bruce| Jun 13, 2013 09:16 am

We send emails every single day at work. Yet there are still so many of us who really cannot do it well. Here are some of the worst email habits you should try and avoid.

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Canadian economy adds 95,000 jobs in May

Canada’s surprisingly strong job creation defies most predictions

Peter Harris| Jun 7, 2013 09:03 am

The Canadian economy unexpectedly added 95,000 new, largely full-time jobs last month. Here’s a look at where the growth came from, and what the indicators say we expect to see next month.

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The truth about how HR pros see Millennial workers

Christina Bruce| Jun 6, 2013 09:20 am

Millennials get a bad rep, they really do. With youth unemployment in Canada at double the regular rate,could we — the hiring managers of the world — actually have a bias against young workers? A new study released shows that HR professionals definitely do not have a great impression of young workers.

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Talent shortage: Employers report increasing difficulty finding the workers they need

Peter Harris| May 28, 2013 11:03 am

A new report shows that a growing number of companies globally feel like their ability to be productive is suffering from an inability to find the talented staff they need. Here are the most in-demand skills and positions.

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The 10 jobs with the most obese people

Christina Bruce| May 27, 2013 04:46 pm

Ever think that sitting at a desk all day is helping you pack on the pounds? Well, you’re probably right. But it’s not just office jobs that are fattening up the population. A study has found some surprising occupations are in danger of having obese workers as well.

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